Itron Invites Innovators to Participate in Smart Community Challenge
Bringing Together Leading Industrial IoT Innovators, Itron’s Smart Community Challenge Seeks Breakthrough Solutions to Challenges Facing Communities
Electric vehicle charging as grid resources sponsored by
For this challenge,
Avistais seeking solutions that will enable communities to turn electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) into grid resources through grid optimization, time-based consumption and load management, while improving the customer experience. Example solutions could support communication and control of charging events between vehicles and the grid or, alternatively, applications that enable consumers to opt-into load management programs.
The resiliency challenge sponsored by
Liberty Utilitiesendure prolonged outage events caused by severe weather events, this challenge invites solutions that enable utilities and communities to minimize service disruptions for critical infrastructure assets located in a designated emergency safe zone. For example, a solution could provide back-up power and communications for critical services in an emergency safe zone. In this safe zone, critical infrastructure such as street lighting and traffic signaling could operate using energy storage to ensure public safety.
Utilizing Itron’s standards-based developer tools, technology providers are invited to integrate their solutions with Itron’s IoT platform to create solutions for these challenges. A select group of qualified participants will receive complementary development kits and technical support from
The application period is now open and will close on
The Smart Community Challenge is a part of an ongoing series of open innovation opportunities and additional challenges and utility sponsors may be announced. If you are interested in organizing your own challenge, click here.
“The Itron Smart City Challenge inspired breakthrough solutions for two major cities in
“Electric transportation enables a better energy future that provides major economic and environmental benefits to our customers and the communities we serve. Through our participation in Itron’s Smart Community Challenge, we look forward to seeing solutions that will transform electric vehicles into a powerful distributed energy resource to enhance community sustainability and improve the overall experience for electric vehicle owners in our community.”
“We place tremendous importance on the safety of our employees and the public. With the Itron Smart Community Challenge, innovators can collaborate with us in ensuring public safety by developing breakthrough solutions to minimize interruption of critical services and mitigate the impact of severe weather events. We are thrilled to be a sponsor of this challenge and look forward to the process.”
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications