20. March 2016 · Comments Off on Orlando nearly wins in Smart City Challenge · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Seeking a grant of $50 million for smart transportation, Orlando was one of nearly 80 cities from Anchorage to Miami that applied for the prize, made the top 10 but missed out on the lucrative cut for the final seven.Still, the city’s application for the U.S. Department of Transportation grant lays out a vision the city wants to pursue.

Source: Orlando nearly wins in Smart City Challenge – Orlando Sentinel

28. February 2012 · Comments Off on President Obama Highlights Smart Energy Training at University of Miami · Categories: News · Tags: ,

During his visit to¬†Florida yesterday, President Obama highlighted the University of Miami’s Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) as a smart and important piece of the administration’s “all-of-the-above” approach to domestic energy sources.

via President Obama Highlights Smart Energy Training at University of Miami | The White House.

10. June 2009 · Comments Off on Smart Grid: 5 Cities Leading The Way · Categories: News · Tags: , , , , , ,

The nation’s electricity industry is in for an overhaul. Power lines spread across the country are finally moving into the digital age with smart grids that provide instant information on energy consumption.

The hope is that people can finally deal with the impending climate crisis by using less energy. So smart grid leaders are creating thermostats that cut off depending on the price of power — and plug-in hybrid cars to charge at night or even put power back into the grid. Barack Obama’s stimulus package contains about $4.5 billion in grants for smart-grid investments.

Here are five ongoing Smart Grid projects…

via Smart Grid: 5 Cities Leading The Way.