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City of Fort Collins, CO RDSI Secure Microgrid Demonstration Project 2013 National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid July 11, 2013 Washington,

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1 City of Fort Collins, CO RDSI Secure Microgrid Demonstration Project 2013 National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid July 11, 2013 Washington, DC

2 Community Profile 53 sq miles Population: 131,000 Median age 29.4 yrs. 48.2% 4+ yrs. of college 280 m of bike trails 300 days of sunshine Fort Collins Utility: –62,000 homes and businesses –Nearly all underground system

3 City of Fort Collins Energy Policy Energy Policy 1.5% energy savings Reduce system peak by 5% by 2015 / 10% by 2020 Develop renewable resources to meet the Colorado Renewable Energy Standard Provide Highly reliable electric service Comprehensive Plan Policy Remain at the forefront of Smart Grid technologies and participate in Research and Development partnerships.

4 RDSI Background – Fort Collins DOE awarded $6.3M; local entities contributed $5.1M. City of Fort Collins is project lead.  Main Goals:  Demonstrate coordinated system of mixed Distributed Energy Resources  Intentional islanding  Reduce peak load by >20% - 30% (>3.5 MW)

5 FortZED/RDSI Project Sites and Resources 5

6 2011 Demonstration Summary 14% reduction across 2 feeders (~2.3 MW) & 25% reduction across 1 feeder (~2.0 MW) Maximum Generation: 1,950 kW Dispatchable: gensets Non-dispatchable: PV, steam plant generator Maximum Load Shed: 550 kW Smart Grid: RDSI

7 Demonstration Results

8 RDSI Secure Microgrid Demonstration Project Demonstrate –intentional islanding of a portion of the Utility distribution system as a microgrid. –value of microgrids in peak load management. –advanced Cyber security solutions for microgrid operations

9 Microgrid Resources Colorado State University – Engines and Energy Conversion Lab –50-80 kW Load –240 kW Diesel Generation City of Fort Collins – Northside Aztlan Recreation Center kW Load -50 kW PV Generation

10 RDSI Microgrid Architecture

11 Some Issues And Questions Distributed Systems Management - Coordination and Communication –Who pushes the button? Governance & Risk Management Cyber Security – Multiple systems & networks. Regulatory

12 Thank you Questions?


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