Cincinnati Goes Solar: Mayor Pledges 100% Renewable by 2035
Cincinnati's solar transformation will begin by replacing coal with solar to power Cincinnati Water Works, and that gets us excited. Smart City solutions optimize or replace outdated systems, and the Mayor's plan is doing just that. The proposed solar array will reduce carbon emissions by 25,000 tons annually and will be the largest municipal solar installation in the nation.
Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black penned a white paper on the success of the city's Office of Performance and Data Analytics. At the Smart Cincy Summit this Spring, the Regional Working Group awarded each member of the office's staff with leadership and accomplishment awards.
Northern Kentucky leaders including the Mayor of Newport KY Jerry Peluso, County Commissioner Tom Lampe, and Executive Director of the Regional Smart Cities Initiative Zack Huhn meet with USDOT, state DOT, and regional leaders from OKI about integrating bikeable solutions into smart city transportation planning as they pass through Newport KY. Yay Bikes! hosted the smart city bike tour.
It's your chance to recognize a leader helping make our neighborhoods and region smart. Nominations are now open for the Smart Cincy Regional Leadership Awards (winners to be announced at the Smart Regions Conference on October 25th.)
Mayor Cranley also joined ‘Mayors for 100 percent Clean Energy’ committing Cincinnati city government to move to 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2035.
Just this month the City of Lawrenceburg joined Newport, KY and Avondale, OH - a neighborhood in Cincinnati, OH to complete the tri-state connectivity cluster foundation. It's a small step, but an important one as connectivity is the foundational layer upon which all smart city solutions can scale.
Last year Cincinnati MSD (Metropolitan Sewer District) began planning smart sewers, and that effort has already proven monumental in impact that couldn't have come a moment too soon.
Smart Cities use technology as a tool to create equitable outcomes for people. The Smart Cincy Summit, IEEE, Venture Smarter, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host the Smart Cincy Inclusion Breakfast ahead of the Smart Cincy Summit on April 25th.