A ‘city’ is to be built in New Mexico to test emerging green technologies such as smart grids.

International technology firm Pegasus Global Holdings wants to construct an environment the size of a mid-sized American city, with suburban neighborhoods, rural communities and a mix of old and new infrastructure.

This ghost town would then be used to trial domestic and industrial renewable energies, intelligent traffic systems, and smart grids, with an emphasis on cyber security and terrorism vulnerability.

Pegasus chief executive Robert H. Brumley said the idea for the centre “was born out of our own company’s challenges in trying to test new and emerging technologies beyond the confines of a sterile lab environment”.

“The centre will allow private companies, not for profits, educational institutions and government agencies to test in a unique facility with real world infrastructure, allowing them to better understand the cost and potential limitations of new technologies prior to introduction.”

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