In smart cities, remotely managed power distribution provides a means of reducing power consumption, resetting disparate hardware systems, and providing localized environmental monitoring for both the control systems and the networking hardware that make a city “smart.” This paper explores the critical role intelligent power distribution plays in making “smart” happen, including:

  • An overview of the systems, sensors and networks that make a city 'smart'
  • How smart cities are currently powered
  • The case for remote power management in smart city infrastructure
  • A deep-dive into the technologies currently available on the market to enable reduced power consumption