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Technologies for Connected Communities

Technology solutions are an essential part of a connected community. Each community is unique, and the “best-fit” technology solutions will vary. Here are some technology solutions your community can consider pursuing in your journey to become more connected.

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Example Technology Solutions

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Community Energy

  • Virtual Power Plant
  • Community Solar
  • Microgrids
  • Smart Energy Community
  • Distributed Solar


  • 5G
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Public Wi-Fi Kiosks
  • Smart Poles
  • Edge Computing
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  • EV Charging
  • EV Public Transit
  • Roadway Electrification
  • Advanced Shared Mobility
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  • Agrivoltaics
  • loT for Farming
Building Energy

Building Energy

  • Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings
  • BTM Battery Storage
  • Connected Lighting
  • Smart Heating
  • Building Thermal Storage
  • Smart Ventilation
  • Smart Windows and Glass
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  • Plans and Training for Natural Disasters and Cybersecurity
  • Communication and Emergency Response Systems
  • Emission-Free Generation with Storage
  • Resilience Hubs
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Economic Development

  • Virtual Reality For Workforce Development
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  • Smart Water Management
  • Smart Wastewater Management


  •  Energy Load Disaggregation
  •  Building Energy Modeling


  • Digital Twin Modeling

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Get Connected:
A Technology Landscape

Learn about 42 key technology applications that can support progress toward more connected communities in TVA’s service region.

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