Panel Session 1 – Smart City pain point – Energy
Cities are giant systems with countless subsystems which require electricity for almost everything. Electricity fuels our cars, subways and trains. It cools, heats and lights our homes and businesses. It pumps our water and processes the food we eat. It energizes our telecommunications, web servers and data centers. Modern city management as well as efficient urban infrastructure would be impossible without a reliable electricity access and the ability to horizontally interconnect individual city systems. In short: no electricity = no Smart City.