11 Apr '12, 1pm

How smart cities reap the benefits of data analytics

How smart cities reap the benefits of data analytics

The world population is expected to soar to more than 9 billion people by 2050. Roughly 70 percent of the global population will live in cities, which today consume 70 percent of global energy supplies. That’s a concern for electric and water utilities, but there are ways to address these concerns. The best smart grid planning methodologies embody two related meta concepts called the “system of systems” and “network of networks” approaches. Both terms are defined in the Smart Grid Dictionary , and mean that planners must identify potential relationships between systems and/or networks and design solutions that leverage these synergies. These approaches encourage creative use and reuse of resources for multiple purposes instead of single-use applications, and are especially important when dealing with complex systems and networks like smart grids. Advanced data analytics le...

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