Navigating the Urban Energy Transformation: Building Smart and Sustainable Future Cities

Guidehouse explores the critical elements of the emerging city energy landscape in a new white paper

By 2030, more than 5 billion people will live in cities, and the convergence of energy and city innovation will be vital to creating a low carbon global economy that’s prosperous, sustainable, and capable of providing a good quality of life to all communities.

Guidehouse’s latest white paper, Navigating the Urban Energy Transformation, details the path to building these smart and sustainable cities of the future, providing specific recommendations for municipalities, utilities, and other stakeholders involved in urban progress.

According to the paper, the low carbon city of 2030 will need to comprehend and manage a much more complex set of interdependencies between diverse aspects of city operations, infrastructure, and urban energy platforms. It will require technological and policy innovation, new forms of partnerships, and new urban energy business models aligned to a platform-based digital economy. And, if cities are to deliver on ambitious climate targets, the work must start now.

Enter your information to download this free white paper, and use the interactive graphic below to learn more about how cities and utilities can drive innovation alongside the global and urban energy transition.




Building the smart and sustainable cities of the future will be complex, challenging, and exciting as cities and energy stakeholders work together to advance progress.

Jan Vrins
Leader of Guidehouse’s global Energy practice

Key Findings

Creating the smart and sustainable cities of the future will be a process of innovating, learning, and adapting for all stakeholders, especially as the energy landscape evolves. Navigating the Urban Energy Transformation provides a glimpse into the Urban Energy Cloud of 2030:

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