Including solar, wind and nuclear power as well as hydroelectricity via large dams, 59 percent of California's electricity now comes from carbon-free sources. The state has a goal of 90 percent by 2035.
Arlington County, Va., has announced a partnership with parking technology maker eleven-x for a pilot project to bring sensor technology to some 4,500 public parking spaces. The pilot lays the foundation for other enhancements.
Cohoes, N.Y., is placing a floating solar electric array atop a 10-acre city reservoir to generate all of the electric needs for municipal operations, with power to spare. The project could serve as a model for other cities.
Existing projects include the pilot streetlight program, during which lights were outfitted with sensors to collect weather and ozone data, and equipping trash cans with sensors that can notify staff when they get full.
City officials have approved a $60,000 contract with Atlanta-based Flock Safety Group for 12 license plate-reading cameras at various locations throughout the city. The devices will be installed within the next month.
A $6.6 million grant is taking the city of Danbury one step closer to a fiber-optic smart traffic signal system aimed at reducing congestion.The city's new system could be installed by the end of 2024.
Chattanooga will see more technology focused on its roadways. Two separate projects in the region will use smart technology and data analytics to hone in on the causes and fixes for traffic and dangerous conditions.
The Transit Tech Lab, an initiative focused on bolstering transit recovery and sustainability, has selected six technology companies to conduct yearlong pilots across the New York City metro region.
The idea behind the program is for cities to work with Honeywell and Accelerator for America to expand smart city efforts to "support safer, more efficient, resilient and equitable communities."
Up until recently, the move to electric fleet vehicles in Cary, N.C., has centered on smaller vehicles, like police cars and riding mowers. Now, the city’s first side-loading garbage truck will be put into regular service.
The city has published a project request seeking proposals from companies to replace the city’s 2,500 single-space, coin-operated parking meters and 26 multispace parking kiosks.
The Public Service Company of New Mexico has asked the state’s Public Regulation Commission to approve a six-year "grid modernization" effort with $344 million in upgrades to its distribution system.
Argonne National Laboratory recently won a $25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to establish an urban laboratory in Chicago called Community Research on Climate and Urban Science, or CROCUS.
Pilot projects using bidirectional charging equipment are turning electric vehicles into battery storage units, feeding energy back onto the grid when needed. Fleet vehicles are seen as prime opportunity for the tech.
The city’s municipal utility announced Wednesday it's boosting its Internet connection speeds through its fiber-optic division to offer 25 gigabits per second to all homes and businesses.
Commuters using several MVRTA bus stops will soon have access to Wi-Fi and device charging thanks to a $50,000 grant from the state. The stops could also include displays for real-time schedules and other information.