Smart Utilities: Transforming Urban Infrastructure

Action Items

  • Develop opportunities to collaborate with others in the region to plan for grid modernization at the city level.
  • Create a common portal for all utilities on a per customer basis to allow for total awareness of energy and resource use trends at the individual level.
  • Use gamification to smooth utility bills and identify opportunities for contribution and use reduction.
  • Create a campaign to raise customer awareness and improve their experience.
  • Fully integrate remote meter reading to reduce intrusion and resources needed to acquire data.
  • Educate citizens on how to budget energy use as part of their personal financial planning. Utilize existing environmental conservation and sustainability groups to start the education process.
  • Develop a joint-regional plan that emphasizes and prioritizes renewable energy sources.
  • Develop a program and incentive for capturing and using rain water to offset demand.
  • Commit to a goal of basing budget planning on usage on a City level.
  • As part of a big data strategy, incorporate machine learning and IoT clustering to improve system performance and identify vulnerabilities and risk in the system