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Utility
Team Members City of Atlanta GA
Gwinnett County GA
San Leandro CA
Motorola Solutions
CH2M Hill
PilotCity
Scalable Strategies
Blueprint Utility

This set of 47 projects is managed by the Utility team with the goal or addressing leading sustainability issues in cities for Energy, Water and Waste by bringing cities and counties together in the United States and around the world with academia and technology partners to demonstrate real world class examples and best practices. The SuperCluster is managed in three groups with each group managed with its own working group chair. Each Energy, Water and Waste working group is responsible for managing active projects with a common goal to develop a common blueprint. The blueprint will represent best practices and serve as a practical guide for the implementation IoT technologies

Objectives for the Utility SuperCluster include:

  • Reduce water lost through leaks in water transmission and distribution utility infrastructure
  • Increase water revenues with new and innovative metering technologies
  • Increase water conservation adoption with weather analytics bases solutions
  • Address city resilience needs with a focus on energy
  • Develop and implement new strategies for zero waste
  • Make it easy for cities to have access to public private partners funding models and government grant information

Chair(s)

  • Pete Tseronis
    Founder and CEO at Dots and Bridges LLC
    Gaithersburg MD United States


Activities

SustainableSmartCityArlington.jpeg An Open Architecture IoT Platform for a Sustainable Smart City
BEMOSS®-Plus is an open-architecture platform that allows integration of IoT devices for energy savings, security, solar PV and storage in buildings. Its versatility will allow the management of energy usage (e.g., electricity and gas) for the entire city, including traffic and security monitoring. The project involves piloting BEMOSS®-Plus in Arlington County, the City of Alexandria and Virginia Tech university campus.
Schenectady New York Post Office.jpg Anatomy of a Smart City
Showing the connecting fiber of a Smart City with Local Government, Public and Private Utilities and Services, Smart Building Technology, Communicating and sharing of Information to residents, business and the community as a whole with emphasis on security throughout the process.
CalabarWasteProject.png Calabar IoT-based Smart Waste Project
Objectives
  • To provide a clear roadmap on how to develop a smart waste management system
  • Establish a smart integrated waste management system and linking same to a green and smart city establishment
Chula-vista-bayfrontfuture-resortconv-center-development.jpg Chula Vista Smart Waterfront
The Chula Vista smart waterfront is a 535 acre joint development by City of Chula Vista and the Port of San Diego – currently the largest waterfront development project on the U.S. West Coast. The development is groundbreaking in its approach to energy efficiency in (1) targeting 50 percent reduction in annual energy use for the development and (2) each building performing at least 15 percent better than Title 24 requirements in the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Recognizing the need to monitor and control this new energy infrastructure, the Bayfront project also focuses on the communications network technologies and smart infrastructure solutions that will provide operational efficiency, sustainability, and economic development opportunities for the City. The Project team, led by Black & Veatch, is focused on evaluating the three major components of energy, telecom, and smart infrastructure – determining solutions that will meet the aggressive energy goals and provide a foundational, scalable approach to future communications and smart city applications.
Daimler-Electric Island.jpg Electric Island
Electric Island is located across the street from DTNA headquarters, less than one mile from I-5, and represents the first location specifically designed for medium- and heavy-duty trucks aligned to the blueprint of the West Coast Clean Transit Corridor Initiative (WCCTCI). WCCTCI’s collaboration between nine electric utilities and two government agencies yielded a strategic plan in 2020 to electrify 1,300 miles of I-5 across the three West Coast states to provide publicly available charging for freight and delivery trucks.
Mobility Hub PGE.jpg Electric Mobility Hub Demonstration
An inviting & equitable community space that showcases electric mobility, integrates the street to the neighborhood, and serves as a model for future hubs.
Miramar600 EMS.png Electric Mobility Lab
The EMS the Phase 0 Launch for the electric mobility initiative at Marine Corp Air Station Miramar. It included dynamic presentations from key government leaders on changing policies and plans, interactive panels with electric mobility thought leaders, as well as immersive demonstrations and discussions of technologies with industry-leading organizations.
EtonCollege.jpg Eton College Energy Station
The installation of an innovative renewable "Energy Station" is helping GRAHAM to reduce its carbon footprint and power demands at Eton College.
DunedinNZ.jpg Flood Abatement
Predict Flooding & provide safety to human life, Current Project in Dunedin, NZ
  1. Major flood event every year cause large amounts of residential and commercial damage
  2. A contributing factor to the flooding was blocked storm drains
  3. City responded by engaging a contract company to inspect and clean storm drains
  4. City has over 8000 storm drains within the city limits
Eyre Square Galway City.jpg Galway Smart City
Galway has pioneered some smart city ideas. It has implemented an award winning 3 bin recycling scheme that achieved higher levels of recycling than any before seen in Ireland. Galway was the first city in Ireland to achieve the European Energy Award. It is involved in a number of projects to reduce energy usage and to lower the levels of carbon emissions. It adopted a smarter travel policy, including a new public transport strategy, various schemes to encourage citizen’s mobility (cycling and walking) and improved traffic management systems. The ‘slow the flow’ programme reduced the amount of drinking water being wasted in the City. In terms of education, Galway was possibly the first City in the world to achieve Green Flag status in all of its schools.

Galway Smart City - Light Pollution This project ensure the design of external lighting that minimizes the incidence of light pollution, glare and spillage into the surrounding environment and has due regard to the visual and residential amenities of surrounding areas.

Galway Smart City - Air Quality and Noise This project aims for maintaining air quality to a satisfactory standard by regulating and monitoring atmospheric emissions in accordance with EU directives on air quality, by promoting and supporting initiatives to reduce air pollution, by increasing the use of public transport, developing urban woodland, encouraging tree planting and conserving green open space.

SDrenewable.png Global High Impact Energy Efficiency
Objectives:
  • kWh usage, cost, and carbon emission savings by managing power on computers without impacting user productivity, or IT maintenance via software IOT sensor
  • Savings significantly impacts all Sustainability Plans with energy efficiency, Carbon Emission reductions, and kWh aversion. Scalable on a Global basis.
  • No Cost, minimal effort POC to show savings using real data from the prospect’s environment.
  • Minimal impact on IT schedules, savings in under 90 days.
Virtual-power-plant.jpg Gyeonggi Provincial virtual power plant in Gyeonggi Open Platform for Smart city
This is a project concept which is to create citizen-led, decentralized, local energy-based society that builds foundations on which the distributed resources (ESS, solar power) in the region that can proliferate profitable models which citizens invest, own, trade and operate.
  1. This is to create an urban energy storage based on the optimal ESS (energy storage) introduction feasibility analysis in accordance with Energy usage analysis (big data).
  2. This project intends to revitalize the energy production distribution resources through citizen-led photovoltaic power generation by developing photovoltaic energy on rooftop of the buildings along with development of photovoltaic energy in rural areas.
  3. It intends to create power trading ecosystem that utilize distributed resources such as energy management efficiency by utilizing energy use analysis and citizen-led photovoltaic prosumer.
Smart-Building600.png IoT and AI based Smart Energy Management System for Smart City
IoT & AI based Smart Energy Management Platform was deployed in public buildings in Suwon City to provide optimal management building facilities, environment, and energy using the urban 3D map and 3D spatial modeling. With the M&V (Measurement & Verification) engine using a standard algorithm, IPMVP (International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol) as well as data intelligence technology with deep-learning, the platform can quickly measure energy performance and determine energy efficiency.
SanLeandroGarbage.jpg IoT based waste management system-Smart Garbage Monitoring System
Smart Garbage Monitoring System (SGMS) is a real time indicator of the level of trash at any given time. SGMS Optimize waste collection routes and ultimately reduce fuel consumption. It allows trash collectors to plan their daily/weekly pick up schedule. SGMS is to detect garbage level in Garbage Can. A unique identification number ( ID) is given to each can. As soon as the Garbage Can is full/ over flowing then a SMS is sent to the server from where all the garbage collection vehicles are allotted.
Suwon.jpeg IoT-based Smart Energy Management System for Smart Green City
The purpose of this research is to develop the convergence technologies of IoT-based smart energy management system that can minimize building energy use and utility bills. To accomplish the goal, The research objectives are proposed in the followings:
  • Development of IoT-based optimal control and performance evaluation technology based on big data analysis,
  • Development of IoT- based smart energy management platform, IoT devices, and application technology
  • Development of 3D object-oriented information modeling and data visualization based on Geographic information system(GIS)
  • Establishment of test-beds with an integrated smart energy management system
KashiwanohaUrbanDesign.jpg Kashiwanoha Smart City Project
The Kashiwanoha smart city project (first described as Kashiwanoha International Campus Town Initiative) is a planned from scratch city project, involving a greenfield smart city vision, situated around Kashiwanoha Campus Station. Kashiwonoha smart city project is a privately-led project, with Mitsui Fudosan as the main developer. It was also the owner the previous owner of the golf course on which construction work of the project were first based. However, Kashiwa city was designated as one of the "FutureCities" by the national government in 2011, making Kashiwanoha new town project eligible for government subsidies.
Automated Meter Reading.jpg Leveraging Existing Automated Meter Reading for a Smart Alert Response Technology
The City of Houston is 10,062 square miles (26,060 km²), with 6,950 miles (11,184 km) of sewer pipeline ranging in size from 6 to 144 inches (15 to 365cm) in diameter and including approximately 123,000 manholes. Houston uses the Automated Meter Reading (AMR)/Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) network for identification and mitigation of Sanitary Sewer Overflows as part of the City's system-wide operation, maintenance and management plan. Houston calls this plan AIM (Automated Infrastructure Monitoring).
C2StreetLight Aarnio600.jpg Lighting Infrastructure as a Service Platform
Lighting infrastructure is centrally located in city, close to people and activities. It provides excellent opportunity to collect and deliver information and services beyond lighting. Project targets to employ lighting infrastructure as the IoT backbone for different services in urban environments.
LowCarbonGreenIsland.jpg Low Carbon Island and Smart Bay Project
Penghu County is located on the central point of Taiwan Strait. The population of Penghu is 103, 000 in 2017 and there are about 1 million tourists visit Penghu per year. Since 2011 Penghu had the Low Carbon Island project and now will start the following second phase from 2018 to 2021.
  • This project will build Penghu County as a low carbon island and smart bay demonstration area.
  • This project includes solar and wind power renewable energy development, offshore wind farm investment, smart grid system, electric vehicle, water and energy management system of small island and smart transportation service.
  • Penghu Bay is the member of the NGO The Most Beautiful Bays in the World and will host the world congress in Penghu Bay Taiwan early October 2018. Penghu County Government invites all the potential partners from the world to collaborate to build Penghu as a low carbon island and smart bay.
Sensors-RAMPS.jpg Low-cost Air Quality Monitoring RAMPs in Pittsburgh PA
The proposed project will deploy 30 Real Time, Multi-Pollutant Sensors (RAMPs) at traffic intersections currently managed by the Scalable Urban Traffic Control (SURTRAC) Intelligent Traffic control system, an adaptive traffic control system that optimizes traffic flows in the East Liberty corridor of Pittsburgh (see figure below). These RAMP sensors are portable, low-cost sensors for gaseous air pollutants and particulate matter (PM) that have been developed at Carnegie Mellon and will be mounted on utility poles, using the access already provided by SURTRAC for their equipment.

The existing SURTRAC architecture in East Liberty provides an important platform to study urban air quality through unprecedented approaches that could be replicated across city neighborhoods and which could eventually be scaled across the Pittsburgh metropolitan region. No other system like this currently exists.

Portland Infrastructure.png Metro Portland Infrastructure Funding
In November 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which will invest more than $5 billion into Oregon’s infrastructure through more than 100 programs across many state agencies, local governments, and tribes.
Researchproject2.jpg Non-Revenue Water Monitoring and Reduction Using Advanced LTE Communications Gwinnet County GA
Install the first LTE communications base instrumentation in a pilot area and develop algorithms for understanding the elements of non-revenue water (lost water) as a means to reduce the cost of water delivery, improve management of scarce water resources, improve system operations, and save money for customers. The pilot will use advanced instrumentation with embedded LTE communications chips, such as smart water meters and pressure sensors to produce data to be used in the development of the software algorithms.
Reuse produced water.jpg Oil Gas well produced water localized treatment and recycle Coudersport Borough Eulalia Township PA USA
Establish medium volume produced water treatment facilities near clusters of oil & gas well pads for localized treatment of the produced water. These facilities separate the produced water into metals for disposal, then salt for resale, and potable water for reuse or discharge to the local sanitation authority publicly owned treatment works (POTW). The facilities would be industrial waste water pre-treatment customers of the POTW.
Ypsilanti.jpeg Online Power Quality Monitor for Electric Utilities and Municipalities
Monitor Power Quality parameters such as voltage dips, sags, harmonics, THD, TDD and transients; monetize losses due to power quality; and minimize the troubleshooting time using our Power SCADA tool anywhere in Real Time. Get alarms and reports straight to your device in time.
Boys-and-girls-club.jpg PGE Renewable Development Fund
The PGE Renewable Development Fund awards grants for clean energy projects in the community. These are funded by PGE customers who choose Green Future renewable energy programs. 
Helsinki Finland.jpeg Piloting lighting infrastructure as a service platform for smart lighting solutions
Lighting infrastructure is centrally located in city, close to people and activities. It provides excellent opportunity to collect and deliver information and services beyond lighting. Project targets to employ lighting infrastructure as the IoT backbone for different services in urban environments.
PENN-AVE-DRONE-HERO-BRIDGE.jpg Pittsburgh building portfolio cyber-secure, real-time utility data integration and AI analysis
This project is expanding on a successful 5 building pilot with the City of Pittsburgh to integrate most of the 167 city building’s real-time (15 minute interval) utility and usage data in the BuildFit application and BOSS Controls Smart Plugs. Using visualizations and artificial intelligence algorithms developed at the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) School of Architecture (SOA), BuildFit will then provide recommendations for utility savings, sub-metering and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) optimization. The project will also allow for comprehensive support for the Pittsburgh Building Benchmarking Ordinance and Regional Energy Strategy (Power of 32) and 2030 District Challenge to improve energy resiliency and efficiency. Another important feature of the software and hardware components of this project will be defining and implementing the cyber security standards for smart building components and software in conjunction with NIST and other key government agencies. This will also include the first Smart Building/Smart City independent training, testing and certification lab at the Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh, PA
ElectricAvenue.jpg Portland Electric Avenue
Electric Avenue officially opened at the World Trade Center Portland in 2016 and is located on the Northside of Southwest Salmon Street in downtown Portland. It offers street access charging stations to allow visitors to charge their personal electric vehicles while visiting the World Trade Center and neighboring offices.
Manila.jpg PowerMatcher Blockchain Transactive Energy
This project makes use of PowerMatcher a software developed in the Netherlands. The project adds ISO/IEC/IEEE P21451-1-4 (Sensei-Iot) XMPP Interface to PowerMatcher to provide cyber protection.
References-university-genoa-header.jpg ROSE - Real Time Operational Smart Grid for Europe
The ROSE project is
  • based on the integration and development of advanced ICT tools that can provide the coordinated work of customers, aggregator and Distribution System Operators (DSO).
  • the support for DSOs and customers to plan and adapt the energy consumptions to the best situation, usually looking for cheaper costs.
Resiliance Hubs Hawaii.jpg Resilience HUB - Vibrant Hawaii
A goal of the Resilience Hub initiative is to build individual capacity and community networks to be resilient and ready for anything. To get there, Vibrant Hawai'i hosted a Resilience Leadership Academy (RLA) - a monthly development program with curated content by local experts.
Stjohnsco.jpg Smart City in the Sunshine State
The project includes the evaluation, selection and implementation of three main aspects of the County’s SCADA system:
  • Migration of SCADA’s wireless network to IP base High-Speed Network and Upgrade the county network infrastructure
  • Upgrade the SCADA system to address the Cyber Security requirements
  • Leveraging IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) for dynamic and fast response to on-going requirements
Nexus-blog 0.jpg Smart Replicable Solutions to Water-Energy Nexus Challenges
The goal of this action cluster is to provide innovative solutions for managing drinking water, wastewater, stormwater and source water resources efficiently and effectively.

The smart decisions that balance energy usage with desired water quality and quantity will be supported through the development of cloud-based analytics that is driven with the “Big Data” from distributed array of environmental sensors. These “Internet of Things (IOT)” environmental sensors will be used to both monitor and control the environment. The new data will be supplemented with the data from the existing infrastructure such as SCADA historian databases and meter data. Additional data needs will be examined carefully to reduce their impact on operations. For example, water meter data is usually collected on a daily basis to prolong the battery life whereas the same data may be needed at five-minute intervals to generate an accurate demand picture. Innovative approaches that provide additional data through low-cost sensing and citizen participation will be explored.

GCTC Ecube Labs.png Smart Waste Management & Logistics: Ecube Labs
Objectives
  • Deployment of solar waste compacting bins, ultrasonic fill-level sensors and trackers/beacons
  • Utilization of data resource management platform to monitor & analyze various data points
Smart Waste Management System.jpg Smart Waste Management System
Smart Waste is a system that enables direct cost reduction with easy to deploy smart sensor supporting up to 10 years of operational autonomy for remote waste container fill level measuring, geolocation, temperature, tilt, and collection routes optimization# Major flood event every year cause large amounts of residential and commercial damage
SmartWaste.JPG Smart Waste Management and Logistics for Municipal Solid Waste Collection Operations
Objectives
  • Deployment of solar waste compacting bins, ultrasonic fill-level sensors and trackers/beacons
  • Utilization of data resource management platform to monitor & analyze various data points
  • Increase operational efficiency, reduction in collection frequency, strategic asset allocation, labor costs, and greenhouse gases
Cwa-logo.png Smart Water Technologies
The goal of this action cluster is to provide innovative solutions for managing drinking water, wastewater, stormwater and source water resources efficiently and effectively.

The smart decisions that balance energy usage with desired water quality and quantity will be supported through the development of cloud-based analytics that is driven with the “Big Data” from distributed array of environmental sensors. These “Internet of Things (IOT)” environmental sensors will be used to both monitor and control the environment. The new data will be supplemented with the data from the existing infrastructure such as SCADA historian databases and meter data. Additional data needs will be examined carefully to reduce their impact on operations. For example, water meter data is usually collected on a daily basis to prolong the battery life whereas the same data may be needed at five-minute intervals to generate an accurate demand picture. Innovative approaches that provide additional data through low-cost sensing and citizen participation will be explored.

South Bend Indiana.jpg Solid Waste Management IoT Solution
Garbage and refuse collection management is a critical function for any municipal government and private township. Inefficient or irregular collection leads to unsafe disposal by the public, which in turn creates conditions hostile to commerce and public health. Accelerite has developed an AWS solution on its Concert IoT platform that offers ready to use “Smart City” solid waste management IOT services.

The possibilities for creating public/ private sector revenue generating ecosystems are vast (e.g. selling recyclables and compostable waste to the highest bidder, revenue sharing with citizens to reward participation). Concert IoT’s Service Exposure and Monetization modules make it possible to expose services to partners for further innovation such that they can be consumed in a secure access and payments/settlements charging policy enforced manner.

Southport600.jpg Southport development
Southport is the only full-building solution available in the Greater Puget Sound area. As you enter Southport on Lake Washington you will quickly realize you are in a unique place. The entire campus has been designed with a focus on a lifestyle environment that supports the development of great teams.
TopDownProjects.jpg Taipei Smart City Programme
Taipei Smart City revolves around
  • turning the city into a living lab, meaning Taipei City is the test ground for innovative city solutions.
  • making Taipei City government function as a platform for city stakeholders to innovate the city, rather than as a planning and directing organisation.
  • turn Taipei Smart City into an independent platform, supported by multiple city stakeholders, including the government, industry partners and knowledge institutes.
Taoyuan City Water Resources Information System.jpg Taoyuan City Water Resources Information System
The core value of the System is to protect life and properties of people. The major purpose of developing the System is to apply technology of Smart Disaster Prevention and Internet of Things (IoT), and to build a resilient and sustainable city. DWRT actively promotes the Water Resources Information App to the citizens, from which the citizens can obtain rich content about disaster alerts, locations, status of rescue, etc. Citizens are encouraged to adopt self-protection in regard to disaster response. Therefore, the city can become resilient to hazards, and sustainable as a modern Smart City.
Great Lakes Region Sustainability.png The Great Lakes Smart and Sustainable Cities Cluster
The Council of Great Lakes Region (CGLR) Regional Action Cluster will address the United Nations’ seventeen Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) by consistently measuring sustainability at the neighborhood, city, state/provincial and regional levels. The cluster will also develop a framework to measure human well-being and ecosystem services by identifying bottom-up citizen co-creation actions taken across institutional boundaries. Open Action dashboards will display progress and link to knowledge achieving stated goals and objectives around the SDGs.
TE-graphic-1.jpg Transactive Energy for Smart Cities
This project makes use of PowerMatcher-IoT from project defined at http://www.powermatcher-iot.com which uses IEEE P1451.99 IoT Harmonization and an IoT Broker at http://www.ipdx.net software developed in Sweden. The project adds IoT XMPP to bridge any IoT protocol to provide cyber protection of privacy to meet Global Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in the EU that can also be use else where including the US and facilitates data sharing for monetization of eDaler a new eDaler (Digital Currency) developed in Sweden and the United States. New CyberAI concerns will be evaluated to determine what conditions will require protection by allowing the owner of devices to determine what or who can control of situations in the city or if connected to an industrial or manufacturing facility that operation of a device does not create an unsafe condition for the plant or when used in a smart city that it does not potentially harm humans.
Mapping Underground Infrastructure.jpeg Underground Infrastructure Sensing and Mapping
Use sensing and information technology to determine the state of infrastructure and provide it in an appropriate, timely and secure format for the managers, planners and users. Information processing techniques convert the data in information-laden databases for use in analytics, graphical presentations, metering and planning.
UrbanPlatform.jpg Urban Platform
An easy-to-use platform that allows you to manage your city, whether you are responsible for traffic and mobility, safety, infrastructure or high-level decision making.
California WaterManagement Services Hero1.jpg Water Application Management
Watering the grass is one of those activities that is usually a “set it and forget it” process. But when you have 25 million square feet of landscape under irrigation, you can’t afford to waste a single drop. In our situation 1” of overwatering can cost as much as $40,000 a year.

So we set out to create a computerized “smart system” that operates with very little human intervention and is active and available at all times. This system is able to give directions to the over 456 field controller locations and receive feedback to help calibrate the system only applying what is necessary to keep the plant material healthy and thriving. There are many horticultural aspects that go into keeping landscape healthy. Of these water is among the most critical. Knowing exactly how much water to use is impossible unless you have a way to measure output and monitor system performance. We created a method to do just that. This method is controlled from a central location and can be accessed on tablets in the field.

WilsonvilleESS.jpg Wilsonville Long-Duration Storage System Demonstration
Build a 3 MWh Long-Duration Storage System to demonstrate multiple use cases, including frequency response, contingency reserve, voltage and VAR support, demand response and resource optimization. The project will be located on land adjacent to ESS’ factory headquarters in Wilsonville, Oregon.

Webinars

Energy-web-foundation.png Energy Web Foundation
Energy Web Foundation (EWF) has pioneered an enterprise-grade blockchain platform tailored to the sector’s regulatory, operational, and market needs. EWF is the world’s largest energy blockchain ecosystem—a growing community of over 100 energy market participants who we work with to bring energy blockchain solutions to market. The Energy Web has become the industry’s largest energy blockchain ecosystem and leading choice for decentralized technology powering the world’s energy future.
ACSDA.jpg Grid Power Overview
Overview of grid power
PGEWeb.jpg The Evolution of the Built Environment
"At PGE, sustainability means business practices that support a vibrant economy, a healthy environment and strong communities today and into the future. It’s not a nice-to-have — it’s a must. As we make progress toward our environmental, social and governance goals, we’ll focus on how to become sustainable in everything we touch, including what we do for our customers."
Maria M. Pope, President and CEO