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    Smart grid. fort zed   open smart city 2012 Smart grid. fort zed open smart city 2012 Presentation Transcript

    • Colorado Clean Energy Cluster Overview March 2012
    • Live, Work and Play Here
    • Fort Collins at a Glance• Size: 55.58 miles• Population: 145,000• Housing units: 60,503• Median age: 29.4 years• College and advanced degrees: 48.2%• Median family income: $74,596• Average annual population growth rate: 1.9%
    • Fort Collins Electric Utility• 65,000 homes and businesses• Underground system• 6 Substations• 63 Distribution Feeders• 43st largest Municipal Utility in the Country out of 2000
    • One of the most ambitious projectsof its kind under development in thenation is FortZED, a three-wayinitiative of the Colorado CleanEnergy Cluster (CCEC), Fort CollinsUtilities (FCU), and UniverCityConnections.
    • FortZED will be realized through asystems approach with a broadportfolio of smart grid technologies,renewable energy sources andsupporting public policies.
    • • Local generation • End-use building from solar, wind, energy conservation waste-to-energy, and efficiency, biomass, etc. including behavioral practices Renewable Conservation Energy & Efficiency System Load Implement a Management Smart Grid• To balance and • The infrastructure to optimize resources enable FortZED
    • 2010 & 2011 AccomplishmentsIMPLEMENTING FORTZED
    • Accomplishments to Date• DOE’s Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration Project - $12M• State of CO Energy Efficiency Program - $4M• DOE Smart Grid Implementation - $36M• Community Energy Challenge – 197 MWh• Green Restaurant Initiative
    • RDSI Partner Project Sites Project Total - 4,010 kW Generation - 760 kW Load Shed
    • Benefits of RDSI Project• Major Smart Grid infrastructure project• Showcases the capabilities of the region’s top clean tech companies
    • Modernizing theElectric and WaterInfrastructure.
    • Reducing Local Greenhouse Gas Emissions• Fort Collins is a national leader in reducing local greenhouse (GHG) emissions.• City Council policies support GHG reduction goals. • 2008 Climate Action Plan • 2009 Energy Policy• Policy helps advance economic and environmental sustainability. 13
    • City GoalsEnergy Policy • 1.5% energy savings • reduce system peak by 5% by 2015, 10% by 2020 • provide highly reliable electric service • develop renewable resources to meet the Colorado Renewable Energy Standard 14
    • Communication Network 15
    • New Customer ChoicesConsumers – know what your usage is before you get your bill.Rate options: • Recharge your electric vehicle when it is least expensive. • Sell your solar energy to the grid when it is more valuable. • Smart Home – emerging smart appliances may help to save you money. 16
    • Next Steps• Feed-in-Tariff 10+MWh annually• Thermal Storage (Ice Energy)• EV charging & vehicle purchase• CSU Smart Grid Lab expansion
    • Looking for New Projects & Partners for FortZED