Overview About the Challenge Smarter Cities Newsfeed Summit 2012 Apply
Boulder, United States

The City of Boulder has established itself as a leader in environmentally responsible growth. In 2007 Xcel Energy, in partnership with the City, launched the SmartGridCity™ project in Boulder to enhance Xcel Energy's distribution system and employ various smart grid technologies. The IBM team worked with the City to analyze the technical capabilities of SmartGridCity™ and make recommendations on expanding capabilities in line with the City of Boulder's focus on energy and its Climate Action Plan. Key recommendations include launching pilot programs to increase local renewable sourcing, promote the adoption of solar plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and promote energy efficiency in large building stock and small and medium businesses. The City of Boulder has posted the team's report on their webpage.

City Leader
Jane S. Brautigam City Manager of Boulder, Colorado

Jane S. Brautigam was appointed City Manager of Boulder in October 2008. She is Boulder's first female city manager. She has previously served as the city manager for Loveland, CO from 2000-2002, and the Loveland city attorney from 1996-2000.

Suzanne Wylie Chief Executive, Belfast City Council

Councillor Nichola Mallon Lord Mayor of Belfast

Team Members
Brian Gaucher Manager, Smarter Energy - Research
Brett Hansen Director, Demand Systems - Software
Lisa Hopkins CTO, Smarter Infrastructure Solutions Buildings and Sustainable Cities - Global Business Services
Geoff Jue Director, Americas Energy & Utilities Industry Leader
Lauren LaPlante-Rottman Global Energy & Utilities Market & Strategic Development Leader - Global Business Services
Dejan Radeka Certified Client Technical Architect - Software
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