Posted on Sep 25, 2013 in In the News, Conferences and Speaking Engagements
Sponsored by Boulder Clean Energy Business Coalition, Idea Trading Company, the Colorado Cleantech Industries Assocation and several other business. Over the course of the series, participants will explore new models for delivering the products and services that our community of businesses and residents are seeking to help them exceed their various social, economic and environmental goals. Read More
Posted on Sep 17, 2013 in In the News
Nowadays, smart grid investments are discussed within the context of a larger smart city plan. Here are 10 U.S. projects, small and large, worth long-term attention. The frenzy brought on by grants through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has died down, but worthwhile projects are proceeding. Read More
Posted on Sep 16, 2013 in In the News
For a second time, Spirae along with Colorado State University and Front Range Community College are partnering together to host a series of 3 classes aimed at providing engineering professionals with a technical foundation for understanding the complex challenges associated with transforming today’s power grid. The courses provide the foundational principles along with hands-on activities that address power systems fundamentals, operations and control, cyber security, and distributed and renewables integration. Each course leverages the InteGrid Lab (www.integridlab.com) - a unique facility in Fort Collins that houses an operational 2MW power system—where hands-on exercises and simulations provide participants experience on a real power system. Additional information, including how to register, can be found by visiting the Smart Grid Certification section of FRCC's website at http://www.frontrange.edu/smartgrid/.
Posted on Sep 9, 2013 in In the News
A microgrid is a type of power grid that is much smaller than the traditional centralized electrical grid. It is localized and operates independently of a larger grid. Microgrids generate, distribute, and control the flow of energy to consumer. Moreover, developers and owners of microgrids can sell the excess power generated to utility companies. These advantages have increased the adoption of microgrid technology in a number of verticals including the Institutions, Remote Systems, Military, and Industrial sectors. Read More