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The Boston Smart Utilities (BSU) Program aims to establish equitable, resilient, and innovative infrastructure in the City of Boston using the Article 80B Development Review process. Five Smart Utility Technologies (SUTs) across energy, water, telecommunications, and transportation broaden Smart City solutions.

Smart Utilities Review Process

Each stage of the Article 80 Development Review process involves Smart Utilities review as well as several city departments and agencies. The review process begins with the submission of a Project Notification Form, which must include three documents:

View the Smart Utilities Checklist template

Upon receipt, the Smart Utilities team will review the submission to ensure the project conforms with all required Smart Utility Technologies, determined by the project's size.

Smart Utilities Technology (SUT) Portal

Outlined below are the five SUTs and their respective project thresholds. Use the links provided to navigate to more detailed descriptions of each Smart Utilities Technology.

Program Background

For further background on the Smart Utilities Policy, including the program’s backstory, active policy considerations, and plans for future action, please visit the Background and History page.