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June21

2.15 PM

3.30 PM

Breakout Panel – Peopled Powered Cities

Global energy consumption is set to rise by 40% by 2030. Much of this will be in cities as the world becomes increasingly urban. Cities must therefore rethink their whole energy cycle from production to monitoring and consumption. New innovations employing Urban Tech allow citizens to play a central role in this rewiring. People will also increasingly manage their cities’ energy grids, choosing which energy they use and how they use it. How are citizens and startups taking control of their cities’ grids? How can cities become centers of energy production?