Planning for New Energy Futures and Disruptions
Distributed generation, renewables, the on-boarding of EVs/autonomous vehicles – these are increasingly disrupting the grid. In the process, historical relationships are also changing, especially between customer, utility, and energy innovators. Some city leaders are ready to act and are looking to leverage the experience of their utilities. The point of convergence between utility and other urban systems can accelerate resilient and sustainable cities. How are utilities who are currently investing in smart city technologies in energy and water adapting and planning for new energy futures? What new policies are needed for cities to scale new technologies and solutions? What choices are customers making as their choices widen? Which emerging energy innovations and technologies can make new realities possible?