Articles by Kevin Johnson

About Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson works in PG&E’s Grid Integration & Innovation department, in the role of Innovation Intake. He is a reformed strategy consultant, MBA, intrapreneur.

Where Smart Cities and Utilities Overlap

The concept of Smart Cities offers the promise of urban hubs leveraging connected technologies to become increasingly prosperous, safe, healthy, resilient, and clean. What may not be obvious in achieving these objectives is that many already-existing utility assets can serve as the foundation for a Smart City transition. The following is a broad discussion on the areas of overlap between utilities and smart cities, highlighting working knowledge from experience at PG&E.