Barcelona’s Smart City Strategy takes a holistic view of the various projects being developed throughout the city and uses technology as a transversal tool to manage the city’s resources and services in a more efficient way. In doing so, it guarantees sustainable social, economic and urban development with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life of Barcelona’s citizens.
The widely popular smartphone messaging service WhatsApp is no longer just being used to keep in touch with family or friends – it has become a tool to battle corruption, save lives, spread news and now, combat climate change.
A Smart Grid is the seamless integration of many parts: an electric grid; a communications network; and hardware and software to monitor, control, and manage the creation, distribution, storage, and consumption of energy. The Smart Grid of the future will be distributed, interactive, self-healing, and capable of reaching every device.
Austin Energy customers can get an $85 rebate for participating in a new smart thermostat program that enables customers to control their air conditioning and heating with their smart phones or online no matter where they are day or night.