Carson City, Nevada - A Smart City success story

Leveraging virtualization, iPads, and smart phones to increase the efficiency of its operators and management, the smart city solution at Carson City increases situational awareness and operational readiness.

  • James Jacklett, Electrical/Signal Supervisor, Carson City Public Works

    Remote management capabilities have resulted in 15% reduction in operations staff hours due to saved 'drive time'

  • Goals

    • Efficiently manage the City’s water,wastewater, transportation, landfill, fleet,environmental and renewable power systems around the clock
    • Leverage the latest virtualization technologies, including iPads and smart phones, to increase the efficiency of operators and management, as well as increase situational awareness to achieve a high level of operational readiness
  • Challenges

    • Deliver affordable and reliable transportation, power, water, and wastewater services to citizens and visitors to Carson City and surrounding counties
    • Reduce administration and overhead costs while significantly increasing the City’s operations reliability and disaster recovery processes
  • Results

    • Remote management capabilities have resulted in 15% reduction in operations staff hours due to saved “drive time”
    • Reduced work week from five eight-hour days to four ten-hour days
    • Helps manage the city’s solar plants that provide up to 748,000 KWH of clean power each year
    • Delivers more than 22 million gallons of water while processing 6.9 millions of gallons of wastewater each day