Spirae Overview                                                       2011                      320 E. Vine Drive | Fort C...
Presentation Overview      Spirae Introduction      Products and Solutions      Project Examples               – Cell C...
About Spirae© 2011 Spirae, Inc.                  3
Spirae Introduction        Based in Ft. Collins, Colorado        Established in 2002, Privately Owned        Spirae Vir...
Spirae Offerings and Market Focus                                                                 Markets and Channels    ...
Product Platform© 2011 Spirae, Inc.                      6
Control of Distributed Energy Resources                 Transmission                 Spirae’s Solutions control Distribute...
Spirae’s Bluefin™ Software     Intelligent DER Control with scalable distributed architecture          Spirae’s Bluefin™ S...
Spirae’s Bluefin™ Product Suite     Integration with Enterprise Applications                       AMI/                   ...
Spirae Project Examples Cell Controller Project - Denmark    FortZED/RDSI - Colorado   Smart Grid Demo - Northwest        ...
Danish Power Generation from 1980s to Present              Primary Generation                     Local Generation        ...
Energinet.DK Cell Controller Pilot Project        Prepare for higher penetration renewable DER        Ensure grid reliab...
Energinet.dk Cell Controller Project Test Area                                                                            ...
Wind Turbines and CHPs© 2011 Spirae, Inc.           16
Synchronizer, Synch Condenser, and Secondary     Load Controller© 2011 Spirae, Inc.                                 17
Cell Controller Capabilities and Benefits   Capabilities    Power Import/Export using DER at remote interties    Firm wi...
FortZED – Ft. Collins Zero Energy District            WA                                                                  ...
RDSI Feeder Loads - July 2010                             15000                                                           ...
FortZED/RDSI Project Sites and Resources  Spirae’s platform enables DER to be automatically dispatched for real time grid ...
RDSI Impact on Feeder Load– July 27-28, 2011© 2011 Spirae, Inc.                                 22
Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demo Project  Implement “transactive control” across multiple Utilities to match distributed ...
Enabling “transactions” across the T&D value chain© 2011 Spirae, Inc.                                     24
Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demo Project        Spirae is working with four utilities to implement transactive control an...
InteGrid Test and Development Lab      The InteGrid Lab is hosted in Colorado State University’s Engines and Energy      ...
System Validation with InteGrid Lab     Models Networks with Renewables and DG       Transmission                         ...
Spirae Summary      Proven Distribution Smart Grid solutions and expertise               – Real Time Control of DER Asset...
Thank You                                                           Contacts                       Sunil Cherian          ...
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  1. 1. Spirae Overview 2011 320 E. Vine Drive | Fort Collins, CO 80524 | 970-484-8259 | www.spirae.com© 2011 Spirae, Inc. 1
  2. 2. Presentation Overview  Spirae Introduction  Products and Solutions  Project Examples – Cell Controller – Energinet.dk in Denmark – Fort ZED Zero Energy District – RDSI Jump Start Zone in Colorado – Smart Grid Demonstration – Pacific Northwest  InteGrid Test and Development Lab© 2011 Spirae, Inc. 2
  3. 3. About Spirae© 2011 Spirae, Inc. 3
  4. 4. Spirae Introduction  Based in Ft. Collins, Colorado  Established in 2002, Privately Owned  Spirae Virtual Development Center in Kochi, India  Danish subsidiary, Spirae.dk, established in 2010  Co-Own and Operate InteGrid Laboratory with CSU  Launching CSGA – Center for Smart Grid Advancement Industry initiatives:  NERC Smart Grid Task Force  Colorado CleanTech Industry Alliance  Northern Colorado Clean Energy Cluster  Fort Collins Zero Energy District (FortZED)  Active participation and frequent speaker at Industry events© 2011 Spirae, Inc. 4
  5. 5. Spirae Offerings and Market Focus Markets and Channels Utilities, Industrial, Technology Providers Commercial (OEMs, Integrators) Smart Grid Controls for • BlueFinTM – Scalable/customizable control platform DER Integration Distribution Networks Core Offerings • High resolution modeling of Power System and Distributed Modeling and Energy Resources, and wide area control strategies Simulation • Scenario analysis Application Engineering, • Custom applications for BlueFin • Field engineering and analysis for modeling, simulation, System Integration validation© 2011 Spirae, Inc. 5
  6. 6. Product Platform© 2011 Spirae, Inc. 6
  7. 7. Control of Distributed Energy Resources Transmission Spirae’s Solutions control Distributed Energy Resources (DER) to effectively manage the Smart Grid Medium Voltage Power Power Distribution Voltage© 2011 Spirae, Inc. 8
  8. 8. Spirae’s Bluefin™ Software Intelligent DER Control with scalable distributed architecture Spirae’s Bluefin™ Software Spirae Bluefin Applications  Active Power Management utilizing Distributed Energy Resources (DER)  Distributed Architecture Control Room  Support higher penetration of renewable energy and integration of Electric Vehicles Spirae Bluefin  Use DER to provides services such as Enterprise  Microgrid and Islanding  Volt/VAR control and optimization  Import/Export Control of active and Spirae Bluefin Spirae Bluefin™ reactive power Embedded Embedded Aggregation Points Substation Spirae Bluefin™ Spirae Bluefin™ Spirae Bluefin™ Spirae Bluefin™ Spirae Bluefin™ Nano Nano Nano Nano Nano Asset-Level Interface© 2011 Spirae, Inc. 9
  9. 9. Spirae’s Bluefin™ Product Suite Integration with Enterprise Applications AMI/ Spirae Bluefin GIS CIS MDM Applications Control Room Distribution Network Operations – Data/ Process Integration Spirae Bluefin Spirae’s BlueFin™ Suite Enables: OMS DMS SCADA Enterprise  Dynamic Asset and Network Data Management Spirae Bluefin  Services for DER control functions (e.g., Embedded Demand Control, VPP, islanding)  Custom Applications using Bluefin Services  “Services” based Enterprise Integration  Distributed Intelligence at different levels Spirae Bluefin™ Spirae Bluefin™ Spirae Bluefin™ (Head-End/Substation/Asset) Nano Nano Nano  Embedded State Estimation, Load Flow and Scenario Analysis  Communication/Controls Interoperability© 2011 Spirae, Inc. 10
  10. 10. Spirae Project Examples Cell Controller Project - Denmark FortZED/RDSI - Colorado Smart Grid Demo - Northwest Wind Integration Kalundborg Smart City Wind Balancing using DR© 2011 Spirae, Inc. 11
  11. 11. Danish Power Generation from 1980s to Present Primary Generation Local Generation Central power plant DCHP unit Wind turbine Growing the “DG/Wind Carpet” requires new approach to grid management Source: Energinet.dk 9/15/2011© 2011 Spirae, Inc. 12
  12. 12. Energinet.DK Cell Controller Pilot Project  Prepare for higher penetration renewable DER  Ensure grid reliability through intentional islanding  Enable additional ancillary value streams through ancillary services  Provide replicable model Area 1 Area 2 + Area 3 Holsted Cell ≈ 1,000 km2 ≈ 28,000 customer meters© 2011 Spirae, Inc.
  13. 13. Energinet.dk Cell Controller Project Test Area MØR Pilot Cell: BID SS Holsted 60kV Grid Area 8,8 MW G TEST AREA 1 2 MW HEJ BIO Installed CHP: 37MW G BIS Installed Wind: 39MW Max Load: 61MW 4 MW 150/60 kV Trafo: 100MVA AGB VOB ARR LIK 3,3 MW TEST AREA 2 7 MW GLE 2 MW 2MW HOD REV TEST AREA 3 G 3 MW GØR G 3,8 MW HOS BRØ G BMØ VJV 15,5 MW FØV 2 MW 3,6 MW© 2011 Spirae, Inc. 15
  14. 14. Wind Turbines and CHPs© 2011 Spirae, Inc. 16
  15. 15. Synchronizer, Synch Condenser, and Secondary Load Controller© 2011 Spirae, Inc. 17
  16. 16. Cell Controller Capabilities and Benefits Capabilities  Power Import/Export using DER at remote interties  Firm wind production using DER  Aggregated market participation for DER  Feeder Volt/VAR control using DER  Fast islanding and resynchronization Benefits  Maximize value of DER by exposing multiple value streams  DNO can enable new services to multiple parties  TSO can leverage assets on the distribution network for network reliability and optimization  Market Operators can aggregate and dispatch DER to market  Same portfolio of DER can be used for multiple applications© 2011 Spirae, Inc. 18
  17. 17. FortZED – Ft. Collins Zero Energy District WA Long Term Goal: “Zero Energy District” OR MT ND VT ME NH A (net) Zero Energy District is one that ID W Y SD MN WI MI NY CT MA RI creates as much thermal and electrical energy locally as it uses annually. NE IA PA NJ NV OH DE UT IL CA CO IN MD KS MO WV VA DC KY TN NC AZ NM OK AR SC MS AL GA TX LA FL FortZED Jumpstart Zone:  DOE-RDSI funded  One of nine projects awarded  $11.1m project ($6.5m + match)  2 of 8 feeders serving FortZED  Peak Demand: ~7-8 MW/feeder  Allows use of wide variety of distributed and renewable energy resources for grid management© 2011 Spirae, Inc. 19
  18. 18. RDSI Feeder Loads - July 2010 15000 System Peak 14000 Feeder Peak: 14127 kVA 13000 12000 11000 80% Fdr Peak 10000 Apparent Power, kVA 9000 8000 7/26/10 7000 6000 5000 4000 3000 2000 1000 0 Time, hrs.© 2011 Spirae, Inc. 20
  19. 19. FortZED/RDSI Project Sites and Resources Spirae’s platform enables DER to be automatically dispatched for real time grid management© 2011 Spirae, Inc. 21
  20. 20. RDSI Impact on Feeder Load– July 27-28, 2011© 2011 Spirae, Inc. 22
  21. 21. Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demo Project Implement “transactive control” across multiple Utilities to match distributed energy resources with operational objectives using automated market mechanisms© 2011 Spirae, Inc. 23
  22. 22. Enabling “transactions” across the T&D value chain© 2011 Spirae, Inc. 24
  23. 23. Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demo Project Spirae is working with four utilities to implement transactive control and facilitate distributed energy resource participation Sites  Avista Utilities – Pullman, WA  Flathead Electric – Kalispell, MT  University of Washington – Seattle, WA  Idaho Falls Power – Idaho Falls, ID Activities  Distributed Energy Resource Characterization and Integration  Detailed Modeling and Simulation  Transactive/Hierarchal Controls Implementation  Data Collection and Analysis  User Interface and Dispatch for Downstream DER© 2011 Spirae, Inc. 25
  24. 24. InteGrid Test and Development Lab  The InteGrid Lab is hosted in Colorado State University’s Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory in Fort Collins, CO  Jointly Owned and Operated by Spirae and CSU© 2011 Spirae, Inc. 26
  25. 25. System Validation with InteGrid Lab Models Networks with Renewables and DG Transmission Distributed User Sub-station Wind Connection Generation Loads Major components in a power system Switchgear up to NG Gensets WT Sim Grid Interconnect 400 KW 0.8 PF 1300 KW 170 KW 125 KW© 2011 Spirae, Inc. 27
  26. 26. Spirae Summary  Proven Distribution Smart Grid solutions and expertise – Real Time Control of DER Assets to achieve grid objectives and enable new value streams – Microgrid control, grid-connected and islanded – Solutions deployed and proven in the real world  Reliable grid operation with high-penetration DER – High-penetration of renewable DER – High-penetration Plug-In Electric Vehicles – Energy surety and reliability  Proven Distribution Smart Grid solutions and expertise, deployed in the real world© 2011 Spirae, Inc. 28
  27. 27. Thank You Contacts Sunil Cherian Bill Becker CEO, Spirae, Inc. Director of Business Development +1 970.449.8517 (o) +1 970.449.8522 (o) +1 970.372.3032 (m) +1 970.818.6833 (m) SCherian@spirae.com BBecker@spirae.com 320 East Vine Drive | Fort Collins, CO 80524 | 970-484-8259 | www.spirae.com© 2011 Spirae, Inc. 29

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