Data is power, but only if you know what to do with it. Even without smart devices, many cities have more data than they have resources to interpret and act upon it. This is why a smart energy management system (SEMS) is a vital tool for 21st century cities. At this year's International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC), Sean Gibbons, Senior Project Officer at the Greater London Authority, will be delivering a paper on the SEMS developed as part of Sharing Cities. The conference takes place from 8-10 July in Cambridge, UK.
This key deliverable of Sharing Cities joins up smart energy infrastructure and services with a data platform (in the case of Sharing Cities, our Urban Sharing Platform). This allows city leaders to optimise energy use via advanced predictive control software. Among the many advantages of this system are decarbonisation and increased use of renewables; reduced energy costs; removal of energy silos; and enhanced citizen engagement around energy use. In essence, the idea is to turn data into information, and make that information easy to manage.
The 2019 International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC) will bring together leading academics and practitioners from the fields of infrastructure planning, asset management and sensing. The unique combination of fields and disciplines focusing on the power of smarter information will provide opportunities to challenge persistent barriers and develop novel, proactive solutions.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement N°691895
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