Taking the next step into the smart city

04/15/2013 | Intelligent Utility online

Smart grid technology is leading to a wider concept of infrastructure implementation -- the smart city, Ken Geisler writes. "Under extreme conditions (such as Hurricane Sandy), the most critical functions of a smart city would be maintained and logistics information seamlessly coordinated with the public," he writes. "The smart grid would degrade in a predictable and more manageable fashion to critical city infrastructure and functions (police, fire, hospitals, etc), supported by microgrids."

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