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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  

Peter Keller-Larsen to speak at the Danish-German Dialogue on December 10th

Posted on Dec 5, 2013 in In the News, Speaking Engagements

Spirae.dk's Director of Business Development, Mr. Peter Keller-Larsen, will speak along with Mr. Martin Lidegaard, Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building on December 10th. The event, titled "Danish-German Dialogue Energy Efficiency: Opportunities not Constraints" will be held in Berlin at the Nordic Embassies - Felleshus. For more information, please visit the conference website here.

Peter Keller-Larsen participates in Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster promotional video

Posted on Dec 5, 2013 in In the News

Spirae.dk's Director of Business Development, Mr. Peter Keller-Larsen, was asked to participate in a newly released video by the Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster. The mission of the Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster is to create an attractive platform for knowledge sharing and collaboration between Danish and foreign companies, knowledge institutions, organizations and authorities in order to

  • promote growth and employment in Danish celantech by facilitating the development and implementation of innovative and sustainable solutions to societal challenges related to climate and environment
  • support entrepreneurs and growth in SMEs within the cleantech area
  • increase international awareness of Danish competencies and possibilities within cleantech in order to strengthen the international positioning and dissemination of Danish cleantech

Learn more about the exciting work the Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster is involved in by visiting their website!

Milestone for PowerLabDK: Demonstration of Commercial Smart Grid Control Platform

Posted on Dec 5, 2013 in In the News

On Friday Nov. 8th the researchers from CEE and Spirae demonstrated a new milestone capability for PowerLabDK: Spirae's BlueFin (R) control platform and their multi-asset-controller were tested using a wide range of PowerLabDK's infrastructure. Spirae is a Colorado-based control solutions provider and known in Denmark for having implemented the “Cell controller” in Energinet.dk’s “Cell” project. Read More

Spirae controls the GreenBiz VERGE Conference microgrid

Posted on Oct 31, 2013 in In the News

Check out this video from All Power Labs that showcases the VERGE microgrid and All Power Labs Gasifier. Spirae's Chief Technology Officer, Oliver Pacific, is featured in the video as he discusses how Spirae controlled the microgrid. Other microgrid participants included NRG Energy, Rocky Mountain Institute and Sungevity.

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

September 11

Spirae is pleased to announce the reappointment of Ms. Julie Zinn, Spirae's Chief Operating Officer, to the Colorado Workforce Development Council…