Smart Cities Connect Fall Conference

Guidehouse helps local governments create more sustainable and resilient communities

The Smart Cities Connect Fall Conference & Expo is a gathering for city community leaders, including city planners, policy makers, and industry experts, to discuss the facilitation of sustainable transformations within city communities. The conference will delve into the critical aspects, strategies, and collaborative approaches required for lasting change in urban settings.

As cities and communities face the challenges of decarbonization, utilities are partnering with local governments on “smart” technology applications to arrive at more effective solutions and accelerate the pace of change. The electrification of buildings and transportation, and promoting energy equity initiatives are key priorities to create more sustainable and resilient communities.

Nicole Wobus, director, will moderate the panel, “Utility-Community Partnerships: Collaboration to Accelerate and Enhance ‘Smart Community’ Outcomes.” This panel will explore ways that utilities and communities are partnering in order to meet their decarbonization, sustainability and resilience goals. It will highlight how collaboration better positions utilities and communities to effectively plan for growth, secure federal funding, and gain assets – like broadband connectivity, skilled workers, IoT sensors and data – that unlock opportunities to overcome inequities and improve quality of life. Nicole will be joined by Georgia Caruthers, Connected Communities initiative lead at TVA; Machesha Hasty, electric distribution program manager at Dominion Energy; and Sofia Troutman, product portfolio manager at Xcel Energy. The panel will take place On Tuesday, November 28, at 8:30 a.m. EST.

Be sure to connect with Nicole Wobus on-site to learn more about Guidehouse.


Where: Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center | 201 Waterfront Street National Harbor, MD 20745


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