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  • 1. Foothill College ‘Proposed’ Energy Program Robert D. Cormia Summer 2010
  • 2. Overview
    • Energy systems approach
    • Integrative core energy program
    • Campus energy lab practicum
    • Integration with UCSC engineering
    • Community energy projects
    • Industry involvement
  • 3. Energy Systems Approach
    • Smart energy stack
      • Clean generation
      • Smart distribution
      • Efficient end use
    • Integrative approach
      • Power systems and RE
      • Smart energy / active distribution
      • Smart buildings / advanced transportation
  • 4. Smart Energy System Stack Clean generation Smart distribution Efficient end use Flow of Energy Flow of Information Electrical Generation Electrical Use
  • 5. Core Energy Program Power systems Smart grid / AMI Building energy / efficiency Flow of Energy Flow of Information Electrical Generation Electrical Use Renewable energy Active distribution / microgrid Advanced transportation solutions
  • 6. Core Energy Program
    • Survey of energy today
    • Electrical power systems
    • Renewable energy technology
    • Smart energy / AMI (smart grid)
    • Active distribution (microgrid concept)
    • Building energy and efficiency
    • Advanced transportation solutions
    • Campus lab practicum / projects
  • 7. Campus Energy System
    • Itron campus interval meter
    • Demand response (EnerNOC)
    • 250 KW cogeneration (microturbines)
    • 1.5 MW of solar PV (three arrays)
    • Campus EMS/BMS (~2011- 2012)
    • Individual building metering (~2011-2013)
    • Upgraded electrical system (~2011-2012)
  • 8. Campus Energy Lab Practicum
    • Electrical energy measurements
      • Building and electrical network
    • Building energy audits
      • Correlate with campus energy profile
    • Energy profile (use) analysis
    • Modeling and simulation (HOMER)
    • EMS/BMS and smart meter deployment
    • Real experience on real buildings
  • 9. Benefits of Systems Approach
    • Develop smart energy system ethic
    • Model, design and engineer large-scale projects (distributed grid/EV charging)
    • Develop cross industry competencies
      • Displacement of petroleum with electricity
      • Integrate RE projects with net-zero buildings
    • Distributed generation (microgrid concept) is the emerging 21 st century energy model
  • 10. UC Santa Cruz Partnership
    • Engineering faculty relationships
    • Articulation / sharing of core courses
    • Joint SLO/PLO development
    • Community energy projects
    • Liaison to PE / industry projects
    • Joint research / study (UC faculty)
      • Analysis of Foothill / UCSC microgrid
      • NASA energy engineering project
  • 11. Target Audience
    • Incumbent workers
    • Displaced professionals
      • Many with science / engineering
    • Professional ‘technicians’
      • College degree (AA/AS of BS)
      • Energy certificate from Foothill
    • Transfer students (UCSC)
    • Community at large
  • 12. Industry Participation
    • Silicon Valley Power
    • Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
    • Chevron Energy
    • Cisco Systems
    • (Tesla?)
    • (Coulomb Technologies?)
    • Google?