Although there are many different definitions of “smart city” used today, the requirement of steady, reliable and clean energy is a critical component of almost every smart city scenario. The foundation of these scenarios includes new, emerging technology that can rapidly advance a city’s clean energy agenda. No longer theoretical, these potentially disruptive technologies are now being deployed in pilot projects and test cases around the world. With so many potential applications to optimize the operation and infrastructure of a city, it is important to identify near-term opportunities to act upon now, but also mid- to long-term opportunities that will emerge as these technologies advance.
In this presentation, Yuan-Sheng Yu will:
- Provide a framework to assess smart city use cases and why energy emerges as a near-term opportunity
- Analyze three case studies deploying emerging technologies in clean energy in a smart city setting
- Present key areas of innovation for clean energy in smart city as it aligns with the changing global energy system