The Role of Utilities in Advancing Smart Cities
Explosive population growth along with economic competition, rapidly advancing technologies and environmental concerns are challenging cities across the country to become more efficient, adapt to new expectations and be better stewards of the planet. The electric utilities serving those communities are confronted with a changing marketplace they must adapt to while driving solutions at the same time.
At Seattle City Light, a municipally owned utility serving about 440,000 accounts in the greater Seattle area, including about 800,000 residents, three key initiatives are already underway that highlight the role utilities can play in advancing smart technologies, increasing economic productivity and reducing our impact on the environment at the same time – decarbonization, changes in outdoor lighting and support for electric vehicle charging.
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