St. Louis Smart City

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St. Louis, Missouri Interagency Smart City Program Need & Readiness Assessment

While the Department of Transportation provided explicit criteria for evaluating a city’s merit to receive support under its Smart City sharing economy program, Smart City programs being offered by other agencies did not. The following review of select programs within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Commerce (DOC), Department of Energy (DOE), and Department of Justice (DOJ) applies the factors that might be used by Federal officials to determine whether a proposed project investment is better suited to take place in St. Louis, MO, versus another eligible city.

DHS Next Generation First Responder Apex Program
• 5. The volume of critical
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Based on moderate rates of the problem this program is intended to address, there is moderate need in St. Louis compared to other cities in this study.
• 4. Due to high occurrences of protest, the population appears highly eager for this program to be implemented than in other cities.

DOE Systems and Modeling for Accelerated Research in Transportation (SMART) Mobility consortium
• 2. Comparing St. Louis to other cities in this study, its need to improve traffic speeds and congestion is relatively low.
• 3. St. Louis’s public is believed to be moderately eager for the effects of this program versus other cities due to a moderate level of costs borne by the public due to traffic and fuel waste.

DOE Smart Grid Integration Challenge for Cities
• 4. St. Louis receives a higher rating for this program based on its reliance on non-nuclear green energy sources and low level of Federal support to date compared to other cities in this study.
• 2. Compared to other cities in this study, St. Louis is less ready for this program based on low levels of customer adoption and not having transitioned to a large scale Smart Grid approach to
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wind, solar, geothermal? (note: do not count nuclear as green) o 5% of the company’s annual green power derives from hydro and wind energy according to Ameren, the utility provider for St. Louis.
• Did or does your city or a utility serving your city have an ongoing smart grid program? o Yes, St. Louis has a smart grid program, operated under Ameren.
• If so, how much did your city or its utilities receive for its smart grid under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act? o $5,679,895.
• Has your city or a utility in your city transitioned from small-scale, pilot programs to large-scale smart grid deployment? o No, Ameren, St. Louis’ utility provider has small-scale, pilot programs for training future employees at the St. Louis Community College and a smarter workforce training program at the company.
• What is the level of customer adoption of smart grid technology in your

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