Spirae to host Department of Energy Microgrid Controller Project Workshop

Posted on Jul 24, 2015 in In the News

EPRI, in collaboration with Department of Energy and the FOA997 microgrid controller project team - Spirae, Enernex and NREL - will hold a workshop on July 30-31 at the CSU Energy Institute. The workshop will review and finalize use cases, microgrid controller requirements and test plan. Spirae will present a live demonstration of the microgrid set up at the Spirae InteGrid Lab. 

Spirae featured in the National Museum of American History’s “Places of Invention” exhibit

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in In the News

Spirae will be participating in the National Museum of American History's exhibit on invention and innovation in Washington D.C. This inspiring exhibit titled, Places of Invention, highlights Fort Collins specifically as one of six "places of invention". The exhibit opens on July 1 and "examines what can happen when the right mix of inventive people, untapped resources, and inspiring surroundings come together". Please click here for information about the exhibit.

Oliver Pacific to speak at Grid Edge Live on Wednesday, June 24

Posted on May 20, 2015 in In the News

Spirae's Chief Technology Officer, Oliver Pacific, will be speaking at the Grid Edge Live Conference on Wednesday, June 24 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego. This year's conference will have deep dives addressing grid, customer, and business model transformation. Mr. Pacific’s panel, “Integrated Resource Planning”, will take place from 4:45 to 5:30 pm Pacific. Please look for us throughout the conference and in the exhibition June 23-25. Learn more at the conference website: https://www.greentechmedia.com/events/live/grid-edge-live-2015.

Umber Bawa to speak at Wharton’s Energy Conference on Friday, November 14

Posted on Nov 12, 2014 in In the News

Spirae's Project and Finance Development Associate, Umber Bawa, will be speaking at the Wharton Energy Conference on Friday, November 14 at the Union League of Philadelphia. This year's conference, titled Energy Future: Bridging The Gap will focus  on "dialogue on the circumstances shaping the current global energy landscape and how the diverse sectors of the industry can be harnessed jointly to create positive change in several arenas. Mr. Bawa's panel, Regulatory Reforms in Electricity Distribution, will take place from 9 - 9:50am Eastern. If you are interested in learning more about this conference, visit the conference website here.

The technology is here

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 in In the News

Spirae's Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Oliver Pacific, discusses how The Palace Hotel in San Francisco showcases when the past meets the future of energy for VERGE 2014. Read the full article here.

Ms. Julie Zinn, Spirae’s COO, is reappointed to the Colorado Workforce Development Council

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 in In the News, Press Releases

Spirae is pleased to announce the reappointment of Ms. Julie Zinn, Spirae's Chief Operating Officer, to the Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC). The CWDC is the State Workforce Investment Board and their mission is "to create a business-focused workforce system that effectively helps to prepare Coloradoans for the jobs of today and tomorrow."

The role of the Colorado Workforce Development Council:

  • Responsible for the continuous improvement of the workforce system, oversight of Workforce Investment Act funds, and ensuring a statewide strategic vision created from the bottom up through Council members and local partners.
  • Act as a neutral forum for determining the cost of potential regulation and policy to businesses and its impact on the ability of businesses to create jobs.
  • Focus on business needs to create a talent-based, skilled workforce through the alignment of initiatives in education, workforce and economic development.
  • Leverage partnerships to identify needs and gaps and create sustainable solutions and their funding.

Be sure to read the official press release from Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper's Office here and congratulations to Ms. Zinn!

The Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project

Posted on Aug 11, 2014 in In the News, Links

The Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project (PNW-SGDP), led by Battelle, involves a number of utilities and demonstration sites deploying “Transactive Control” as the unifying smart grid technology. Spirae implemented Transactive Control for the asset systems of multiple program participants, including Flathead Electric Cooperative, Avista Utilities, Idaho Falls Power, University of Washington, and Northwestern Energy. Spirae also provided project-level support by testing Battelle’s transactive control algorithms and provided assistance to other subprojects.

Using its BlueFin platform, Spirae coordinated control of distributed assets ranging from distributed battery storage, residential thermostats, water heater Demand Response Units, and Smart Appliances, to commercial Building Management Systems and chillers, natural gas, steam and diesel power generation in order to accomplish participant and project goals. To support and enhance participant response, Spirae led efforts to test the various asset systems and implement automatic data collection of transactive and non-transactive data, and provided load prediction, forecasting tools, and validation of transactive control algorithms. Check out this video to learn more about the project.

Building on last year’s success, Spirae is Premier Sponsor for VERGE 2014

Posted on Jul 15, 2014 in In the News, Speaking Engagements

"VERGE is GreenBiz Group's global event series focused on how technology accelerates sustainability solutions across industries and sectors. The event brings together the world’s largest companies, technology innovators, and cities, creating a broad ecosystem of players to accelerate opportunities for business, the environment, and society. The program focuses on practical, scalable, solutions-oriented conversations through six program tracks: new energy systems, next-gen buildings, resilient cities, sustainable mobility, smarter supply chains, and the food-energy-water nexus. Attendees come from buildings and facilities, fleets, real estate, IT, energy, sustainability, strategy, and other business functions." Read More  

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About Spirae

Spirae is an innovative technology company that delivers scalable smart grid solutions to global partners and customers. Spirae specializes in the integration of large-scale renewable and distributed energy resources, the development of local and wide area controls, energy service platforms and power system simulations.


Founder and CEO of Spirae interviewed by CEOCFO Magazine

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