Internet of Things and the Smart Grid, Part III

In part 1, he discusses how the smart grid is integrating with vehicles and part 2 focuses on the Internet of Things (IoT). These webinars are also available to view on the IEEE Smart Grid portal.

Stogner then jumps into the main topic of this webinar, smart cities. A smart city uses digital technologies to enhance performance and well being, to reduce costs and resource consumption, and to engage more effectively and actively with its citizens. There are three main functions of the smart city. A smart city collects information about current conditions across all areas such as weather and traffic, communicates information to other devices, control centers or servers, and crunches data, analyzing it to present information to optimize operations and predict what might happen next. A smart city also touches many areas of the city such as universal, built environment, energy, telecommunications, transportation, water and wastewater, health and human services, public safety, smart payments and finance, and smart people.

After giving a definition and overview of a smart city, Stogner goes through each area of the city giving examples of how it can benefit from smart technology. For example, in transportation a movement towards electric vehicles addresses many environmental concerns and in the health sector, smart technology can synchronize assets, so that a patient can be taken to the right hospital with the right specialized doctors quickly. Stogner then briefly touches on four case studies that cover transportation, energy, IoT and devices, and STEM education as it pertains to implementation in smart cities.

Lastly, Stogner points out some important IEEE standards that have been developed in the areas of energy, wireless and transportation, IoT, and green technology. He shows how these standards help technology work together to create a smart city. Smart cities are a global movement, so Stogner urges listeners to get involved and go out and make their cities as smart as possible.

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*Note: This webinar experienced some technical difficulties, so there is no audio for the first 13 slides. Audio begins at 4:25.


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