Intelligent Utility Magazine Spring 2015
In This Issue
  • Utility2Utility: City of Ponca City, Oklahoma
    We hear a lot about smart cities from Brazil or Europe or even the Middle East, but the City of Ponca City may be one of the smartest cities you know, despite being a town of less than 30,000 people in the American Midwest. In the last few years, they’ve completed a project that connected all city departments and utilities via fiber. Then they extended that to allow a wi-fi option to all city...
  • Europe, Asia very active
    A look at smart cities around the world
    The smart city is a somewhat nebulous concept. There is no absolute definition, but rather a process or series of steps by which cities become more livable, resilient and able to respond quicker to new challenges. In its latest report, IHS Technology defines a smart city as one that has deployed, or is currently piloting the integration of, information and communications technology (ICT)...
  • Is the world ready for an electric hog?
    Talking to Harley about LiveWire(ing) the EV market
    The hottest thing in the electric car market these days isn’t actually a car. It’s not an EV but an EH—and electric hog. Last summer, Harley Davidson announced LiveWire, the first electric Harley Davidson. While it’s still in the research phase and there are no solid plans to put the LiveWire on the market anytime soon, it still made us curious. After all, having Harley on board the EV world...
  • More companies push leading market applications
    What fuel cells bring to the power equation
    By Scott Samuelsen The United States, along with the rest of the developed world, has relied on combustion the past century to drive the economy and meet societal needs for food, services, commodity goods and mobility.  The examples are pervasive, spanning from the generation of electricity to the propulsion of automobiles, trucks, buses, railroads, aircraft and ships.   With the...
  • Anne Pramaggiore, the first female president and CEO of Chicago utility ComEd, has spent some time focusing on a very important project at her company, one that could change the face of her utility—namely, an icebox derby. Over six weeks this summer, Pramaggiore and girls from around Chicago spent Wednesday nights working on race vehicles constructed from recycled fridges. Each week represented a...