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Microgrids (cont.)

Fort ZED, City of Fort Collins

Zero Energy District - Annually creates as much energy locally as it uses

Fort ZED represents about 10%  to 15% of municipal utility system in terms of energy consumption, peak demand and number of customers

Aggregating 5 MW of distributed energy resources (PV, CHP, fuel  cells, microturbines, gensets, thermal storage and demand response) with plans to link to a utility-scale wind project

System installation and testing underway

20% peak load reduction on two feeders by 2011

PHEV charging station and fleet conversions by 2011

“Greening” of public buildings and financing for commercial buildings

Fort Collins Utilities is evaluating a smart metering project for 2010

Proposal to accelerate Fort ZED to a 50 MW district

Sources: Presentation by Mike Freeman, Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration Peer Review, 10/29/08; information provided by Brendle Group

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