Strengthening City-Utility Partnerships
Improve collaboration, efficiency and service delivery
Developing or strengthening relationships between local governments and utilities allow for improved collaboration to increase efficiency and service delivery. Utilities are starting to rely on technologies such as smart grids and IoT to offer alternatives for how energy is generated, supplied and consumed and how water is distributed, treated, reclaimed and reused.
Cities are contributing to this transformation by requiring renewable energy, promoting demand reduction and advancing transportation electrification, as well as by water conservation and efficiency mandates. The potential environmental, economic and social benefits are significant with meaningful partnerships.