Tendencias en RI

From Smart Grid to Neural Grid: Industry Transformation and the Top Five Technologies Poised to Bring the Grid Into the Cloud

Navigant Research estimates that products, services, and technologies identified in the Neural Grid ecosystem will see their revenue grow by nearly 6% annually through 2025 to more than half a trillion dollars. Five technology segments offer sound investment opportunities today and even greater upside in the longer term: Connectivity, Sensing and measurement technologies, Drones and cloud robotics, AI, Cybersecurity



Powering Sustainable Cities: Key Trends and Pathways to Success for City Leaders

This white paper, put together by the sustainability team at NRG Energy and spearheaded by Sustainability Specialist Dylan Siegler, provides a concise yet wide-ranging overview of the current state of sustainability. Drawing on the experience of energy industry experts as well as professional from cities already on the road to sustainable solutions, it provides insights on: Global, regional and local trends impacting cities’ approaches to sourcing cleaner power, how leading cities source sustainable energy, barriers, opportunities and best practices and next generation sustainable power technologies to watch.



Energy transition framework for cities

In Energy Transition Framework for Cities, DNV GL examines the policies and initiatives of 10 pioneering cities from the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia who are at the vanguard of this transition, assessing these activities in seven key dimensions. It finds that cities are increasing their staff and resources through the creation of new programmes, partnerships and services focused on energy generation, procurement and use. While cities have had a great deal of success setting aggressive climate and energy targets and implementing programmes in their own operations, other areas related to financing and resilience remain challenging for them. Although specific strategies and approaches are varied, the Energy Transition Framework described in the report identifies best practices and recommendations for cities to adopt in their own planning processes.




Smart cities: understanding the challenges and opportunities

El informe analiza los factores de impulso y los obstáculos que encuentran las autoridades locales a la hora de implementar un programa de ciudades inteligentes. Destaca que los proyectos de smart cities se ven dificultados por las limitaciones presupuestarias, la falta de infraestructuras y la mentalidad a corto plazo; que un liderazgo visionario es fundamental para la implementación de proyectos de ciudades inteligentes; y que los beneficios son elevados, con ejemplos como la creación de alrededor de 47.000 puestos de trabajo y la obtención de millones de euros de ingresos por la puesta en marcha de aparcamientos inteligentes en Barcelona.


Smart Cities – What’s in It for Citizens?

An Intel-sponsored study by Juniper Research estimates that smart cities have the potential to “give back” a remarkable 125 hours to every resident every year. Additionally, the study ranks the top 20 smart cities worldwide across four key areas: mobility, health care, public safety and productivity, and reveals how these cities deliver positive outcomes for increased time savings and productivity, increases in health and overall quality of life, and a safer environment.