Foothill College ‘Proposed’ Energy Program Robert D. Cormia Summer 2010
Overview <ul><li>Energy systems approach </li></ul><ul><li>Integrative core energy program </li></ul><ul><li>Campus energy...
Energy Systems Approach <ul><li>Smart energy stack </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clean generation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart...
Smart Energy System Stack Clean generation Smart distribution Efficient end use Flow of  Energy Flow of  Information Elect...
Core Energy Program Power systems Smart grid / AMI Building energy / efficiency Flow of  Energy Flow of  Information Elect...
Core Energy Program <ul><li>Survey of energy today </li></ul><ul><li>Electrical power systems </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable ...
Campus Energy System <ul><li>Itron campus interval meter </li></ul><ul><li>Demand response (EnerNOC) </li></ul><ul><li>250...
Campus Energy Lab Practicum <ul><li>Electrical energy measurements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building and electrical network <...
Benefits of Systems Approach <ul><li>Develop  smart energy system ethic </li></ul><ul><li>Model, design and engineer large...
UC Santa Cruz Partnership <ul><li>Engineering faculty relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Articulation / sharing of core cours...
Target Audience <ul><li>Incumbent workers </li></ul><ul><li>Displaced professionals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many with scienc...
Industry Participation <ul><li>Silicon Valley Power </li></ul><ul><li>Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) </li></ul><ul><li>Chev...
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Foothill College Proposed Energy Program

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

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