Whilst complicated to implement and develop, the core capabilities of smart cities and grids are simple.
As some utilities in Poland look toward deploying smart grid and smart metering solutions, they sought to outline a more comprehensive approach that will also address the needs of smart cities.
The objectives of a smart city are in harmony with smart grid and smart metering objectives and quite simple, when viewed from the perspective of energy supply. They include:
- Reliable, safe and eﬃcient energy supply.
- Energy supply, transmission and consumption needs to be sustainable, through reducing emissions, reducing consumption and increasing use of renewables.
- There needs to be a balance between consumption and supply, applied to the level of the local micro-generation and storage solutions.
- Infrastructure needs to be optimised to allow investment to be focused on the right areas.
- Energy supply needs to complement the overall social, life-style and sustainability targets of the Smart City.
To meet these aims and streamline processes, intelligent systems experts at Networked Energy Services (NES) identify seven key building blocks including monitoring and analytics, security and communications infrastructures resilient enough to support sophisticated functions.
Addressing the required key functionalities in an efficient and cost-effective way is no easy feat. However, in this webinar, we will discuss how to best develop and implement a smart grid and enable smart cities alongside experts at NES, and achieve results such as those in Poland including;
- How to craft a smart city infrastructure that will lead to return of investment through improved reliability and reduced losses from transmission and distribution networks.
- How smart city developments present the opportunity to better exploit micro-generation, local storage and new consumption types such as electric vehicles and centrally regulated heating or air-conditioning.
- How to leverage smart cities to reduce capital and operational expenditure.