Smart Cities and the Utility of the Future
- Sep 30, 2020 3:35 pm GMT
Smart cities are going to be part of our future
In this article we look at developments in the interplay between consumer and energy supplier, looking at how these may work in the future.
Cities consume 70 per cent of the world’s energy today and by 2050 urban areas are set to be occupied by 6.5 billion people worldwide, or 2.5 billion more than live there now. Improving city dwelling whilst reducing our carbon footprint is essential, and that is where smart cities come in.
Here are five technologies which are essential to smart city development:
1. Smart energy
Residential, industrial and commercial buildings in smart cities will be more efficient, using less energy than previously. Smart grids are integral to the development of a smart city, and smart streetlights are an easy winner for many cities, since LED lights save money and pay for themselves within a few years.
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