Smart grid. fort zed open smart city 2012Presentation 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
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