Smart grid. fort zed open smart city 2012

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Smart grid. fort zed open smart city 2012

  1. 1. Colorado Clean Energy Cluster Overview March 2012
  2. 2. Live, Work and Play Here
  3. 3. 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%
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. One of the most ambitious projects of its kind under development in the nation is FortZED, a three-way initiative of the Colorado Clean Energy Cluster (CCEC), Fort Collins Utilities (FCU), and UniverCity Connections.
  6. 6. FortZED will be realized through a systems approach with a broad portfolio of smart grid technologies, renewable energy sources and supporting public policies.
  7. 7. • The infrastructure to enable FortZED • To balance and optimize resources • End-use building energy conservation and efficiency, including behavioral practices • Local generation from solar, wind, waste-to-energy, biomass, etc. Renewable Energy Conservation & Efficiency Implement a Smart Grid System Load Management
  8. 8. IMPLEMENTING FORTZED 2010 & 2011 Accomplishments
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. RDSI Partner Project Sites Project Total - 4,010 kW Generation - 760 kW Load Shed
  11. 11. Benefits of RDSI Project • Major Smart Grid infrastructure project • Showcases the capabilities of the region’s top clean tech companies
  12. 12. Modernizing the Electric and Water Infrastructure.
  13. 13. 13 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.
  14. 14. City Goals Energy 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
  15. 15. Communication Network 15
  16. 16. New Customer Choices Consumers – 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
  17. 17. Next Steps • Feed-in-Tariff 10+MWh annually • Thermal Storage (Ice Energy) • EV charging & vehicle purchase • CSU Smart Grid Lab expansion
  18. 18. Looking for New Projects & Partners for FortZED

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