A smart city and a smart island depend on a smart grid! No smart cities without a smart grid. Proof they want to turn Hawaii at large into a smart city or island.
August 27, 2023
The State of Hawaii’s goal is to obtain 40% of its electric power generation from renewable energy sources by 2030.
Hitachi announced that it has begun operations on the demonstration site for the “Japan-U.S. Island Grid Project” (commonly referred to as the “JUMPSmartMaui”) on the island of Maui, Hawaii, in collaboration with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and Cyber Defense Institute, Inc. An opening ceremony was held on Maui to coincide with the launch of site operations.
Video ‘The New Smart Grid in Hawaii’; they have been planning this for a long time!
The New Smart Grid in Hawaii: JUMPSmartMaui Project – Hitachi
Translation => Click on the CC (subtitle) button > then click the Gear wheel > Subtitles > Automatic translation > Choose your language
What is a smart city in simple words?
The smart city concept integrates information and communication technology (‘ICT’), and various physical devices connected to the Internet of things (‘IoT’) network to optimize the efficiency of city operations and services and connect to citizens.
Smart city synonyms
However, there are so many existing definitions and synonyms, such as “connected city”, “resilient city”, “senseable city”, “intelligent community”, “digital city”, “digital community” or even “smart village”. And what about a smart island?
Smart cities as an applied technology term often refers to smart grids, smart meters, digital government, smart governance, the Internet of Things (IoT), and more infrastructure for electricity, water supply, waste, etc.
Of course, the following claim is a big lie in order to deceive the people, for we already know what digital government, smart grids, and so on, will be used for:
‘Misleading social media posts have been circulating falsely asserting that the Hawaii Digital Government Summit, which is held in Honolulu each year, is aimed at transforming Maui into the first smart island. These claims are incorrect and do not align with the summit’s annual focus. The event is designed to facilitate collaboration among public and private sector IT professionals, encouraging the exchange of best practices and innovative solutions to enhance the support and services provided to the constituents they serve.’
Keywords: O‘ahu, smart city, sustainability, internet of things (IoT), urban informatics
Rising to prominence in the early 2000’s, smart cities were imagined as the new urban standard built from green design and urban informatics. Since their conception, smart city research has developed tremendously, including the addition of frameworks to classify the types of smart cities that have since emerged and are most prominent, based on the emphasized technologies in smart city plans across the globe. Although Hawai‘i has not formally published a smart city plan, the ongoing developments most prominently seen on O‘ahu, show initial signs of smart technology adoption and a concern for transitioning towards a more sustainable form of living, which is why the discussion on smart, sustainable developments must happen now.
Provided recent developments, an environmental scan of O‘ahu and Hawaii at large was performed to assess the unidentified challenges and opportunities for smart development!
…. All this comes as a means for establishing the groundwork of why a smart city discussion needs to happen now for the state of Hawaii, taking into consideration the steps that have already been taken, the motives behind these initiatives, and what policy implementations need to come next to transform O‘ahu from now through 2045, a 25-year projection with a multitude of possibilities but with a hopeful end goal of attaining 100% sustainability. So far.
Although Maui is not specifically mentioned here, this may be so because they want to protect themselves or to cover the truth. Remember, the god of this world is cunning.
For those who are interested:
Due to increasing demands for renewable energy, Hawaii is ‘in need of’ an advanced Island Smart Grid. Really? According to the Maui Electric Company, renewable energy currently accounts for 21% of the total energy supply on Maui.
The goal of JUMPSmartMaui – which equals 630, just as ‘wildfires’ = 630 – is to demonstrate smart grid technologies that will enable the efficient use of renewable energy and will contribute to the implementation of a low-carbon social infrastructure system in island regions. The demonstration site has been designed to respond to rapidly changing demands in the renewable energy market through the use of electric vehicles (EV) and other innovative technologies….
As the company leading the Project, Hitachi oversees all aspects of Project activities, and has been working on the construction of the demonstration site with local stakeholders including the State of Hawaii, the County of Maui, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc., the University of Hawaii, and the American national research laboratories.
Smart technologies, not only for Hawaii, and not for our well-being
Cities and communities around the world are entering a new era of transformation in which residents and their surrounding environments are increasingly connected through rapidly changing intelligent technologies, sometimes called, smart technologies. This transformation, which has become a top priority for many cities and other local governments, offers great promise for improved well-being and prosperity but, also, poses significant challenges at the complex intersection of technology and society. A smart and connected community can be conceptualized as one that synergistically integrates intelligent technologies with the natural and built environments, including infrastructure, to improve the social, economic, and environmental well-being of those who live, work, or travel within it. Building on the notion of community informatics, smart communities can be seen as enabling and empowering citizens and supporting the individual and communal quests for ‘well-being’. So far.
Remember, Hawaii equals 666, and it looks like it is going to play a big role within the beast system.