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SMART CITIES TECHNOLOGY AND THE CITY
ANALYZING THE FUTURE OF CITIES Smarter cities of all sizes are capitalizing on new technologies and insights to transform their systems, operations and service delivery. Competition among cities to engage and attract new residents, businesses and visitors means constant attention to providing a high quality of life and vibrant economic climate. Forward-thinking leaders recognize that although tight budgets, scarce resources and legacy systems frequently challenge their goals, new and innovative technologies can help turn challenges into opportunities.
SMART CITIES INDUSTRY With the increasing majority of people living in cities, urbanization poses significant short- and long-term challenges to governments and municipalities. A Smart City shares its digital infrastructure and data to enhance livability, workability and sustainability. Facilities Management These solutions address today’s green initiatives and complex regulatory compliance requirements and help minimize cost while ensuring a safe work environment for all types of facilities. Data Centers Demands for computing power continue to grow at an astounding rate and data centers are instrumental in meeting those demands. They house computer systems, telecommunications and storage systems, and generally include redundant or backup power supplies and data communications connections, environmental controls and security devices.
Transportation Industry Road, rail, air and water transportation networks are complex. They must operate safely, reliably and efficiently and be regulatory compliant. They include applications for tracking real-time and historic data, managing passenger communications, and monitoring facilities, assets and functionality. Water and Wastewater Industry This enables Wastewater and Water companies to provide an affordable service to customers while pursuing sustainability goals. Substation Automation Managing power transmission and distribution through grids and substations requires overseeing a complex set of solutions including local and remote user interfaces, engineering configuration tools, integration to legacy Intelligent Electrical Devices (IEDs) with multiple protocols, hardware and application services. Alternative Energy and Solar Power generation companies that generate power from renewable sources like hydro, solar, wind, geothermal or bio-fuels do so while dealing with intermittent availability of the energy sources. They also face the challenges of minimizing the carbon footprint and holding down costs while observing regulatory requirements. Generating power more efficiently and reliably and moving it to the Smart Grid creates additional challenges for renewable power generators.
SMART CITY – THROUGH INTELLIGENT AUTOMATED INFRASTRUCTURE A smart city looks for ways to optimize its infrastructure. Through intelligent infrastructure solutions such as smart grids, building automation, security solutions and traffic control systems Urbanization, population growth, climate change and dwindling resources put increasing pressure on infrastructure systems worldwide. Infrastructure operators are looking for intelligent solutions to respond to these challenges.
SMART GRIDS FOR A SUSTAINABLE CITY Today's power supply networks were not designed to handle the increasing amount of highly fluctuating power generated from renewable energy sources. It is essential to transform our power grids into intelligent power supply systems. Smart grids are intelligent, self-monitoring, highly automated power supply grids that can be better controlled than a conventional energy system. Smart grids are equipped with information and communication technology, in order to enable end-to-end data flow from the generator to the consumer and in the other direction. It is possible to integrate so called prosumers – such as buildings that not only consume power but can also feed surplus power back into the grid. These small-scale, distributed energy sources can be interconnected to form a virtual power plant and so collectively act like a single large power plant.
WHAT IS A SMART GRID?
WHY DO WE NEED SMART HOMES IN THE SMART GRID? For the future operation of the smart grid, it is essential to flexibly match energy production with energy consumption in buildings. Without this flexibility the smart grid, being strongly reliant on erratic renewable energy sources (e.g. wind and solar power), will not be economically viable. To match energy production and consumption, we need buildings that can use less energy when it is in short supply, and store energy when it is plentiful. This can only be done with intelligent building automation that controls all aspects of building energy production, storage and consumption, while at the same time maintaining comfort. Also important is providing understandable information on energy consumption to building occupants to help them manage their energy usage.
SECURITY MANAGEMENT FOR CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURES Needs to be designed for integrated security management in critical infrastructures such as industrial complexes, harbor facilities, and airports. A product from Siemens Corporation Siveillance™ Vantage is a command and control solution, specifically designed to support security management at critical infrastructure sites such as ports, airports,oil and gas power generation and distribution, chemical and pharma industries, heavy industries.portsairportsoil and gas power generation and distribution Using innovative software, Siveillance Vantage not only ties together all the sub-systems currently used to protect and manage your site, but it also allows you to customize and integrate security policies and procedures.
TRAFFIC CONTROL AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT An optimal traffic flow can be achieved by integrating both private traffic and public transportation into one holistic traffic concept. Using a cross-system intermodal traffic control system, urban traffic planners can intelligently network different streams of traffic in an effective and environmentally friendly manner.traffic control system Intelligent traffic management systems help keep traffic flowing around the world.
INTELLIGENT TRAFFIC SOLUTION With smart technologies to manage traffic efficiently, we can ease environmental and climate impacts from the growth in mobility. With globalization and the need for mobility fueling traffic growth all over the world, the problem of congestion on highways and in cities is becoming more and more acute. Besides economic losses running to an estimated $10 billion a year in industrialized countries, traffic congestion is also causing higher noise and pollutant levels that are becoming a major burden for people and the environment. Smart traffic information systems are helping people and goods to reach their destinations quickly and safely while at the same keeping traffic’s environmental impacts in check. Smart traffic management systems can monitor factors like traffic speed and density and, when traffic volumes increase, impose speed limits and open up hard shoulders to help maintain the flow. In cities, too, the ability to respond precisely and flexibly to changing traffic levels can reduce the impact on people and the environment. With roughly one-third of the world’s population expected to be living in cities by 2030, investing in smart traffic management solutions makes sense.
Managing urban traffic sustainably therefore means aiming to enable drivers to ride a wave of green lights. Customer Value More efficient use of road capacity Shorter journey times Significantly fewer accidents Fewer and shorter periods of congestion Reduction of waits and stops in urban traffic by up to 45 percent Environmental Value Monitoring environmental parameters facilitates compliance with statutory pollutant limits Fuel consumption up to 20 percent lower Carbon monoxide emissions down by as much as 33 percent Nitrogen dioxide emissions down by as much as 50 percent
INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR CITY MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT The City Dashboard is an innovative management information system. Developed specifically to meet the requirements of public authorities, it provides clear and up-to-date information organized according to subject such as traffic, business, energy and the environment. This system can also be used to simulate and optimize future decisions.