WHAT POWERS A FUTURE CYBER CITY?
The city of the future may seem like one of gleaming glass and steel buildings nestled amongst greenery, a technical and digital cyber hub designed to accommodate both pedestrians and vehicles.
But what really sets futuristic metropolises apart from present-day cities is how they will be powered. The city of the future will be one that has moved away from conventional power sources towards cleaner fuels that provide reliable power 24/7.
This innovative lower-carbon city may seem like a faraway idea. Yet it is becoming a reality in India’s Gurugram, just outside of New Delhi. Since 2011, Gurugram’s corporate park, appropriately named Cyber City, has grown to be one of India’s leading business hubs, with several global businesses setting up regional headquarters here.
The sprawling Cyber City is also not connected to the local electricity grid. Instead, it is powered by a combination of natural gas turned into electricity, and ‘trigeneration’ technology, which reduces electricity usage and provides a source of power for heating and cooling.
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