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City of Fort Collins Utilities Smart Grid Project (Front Range Smart Grid Cities)
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Lead Organization:
City of Fort Collins Utilities
HQ Location:
Fort Collins, Colorado
Project Contact Information:
 Dennis Summer

330 South College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524-7162

Project Summary:

The City of Fort Collins’ Front Range Smart Grid Development project involves the municipal utilities for the cities of Fort Collins and Fountain, Colorado. The project includes citywide deployment of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI); expansion of distribution automation capabilities including supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system connected fault indicators; SCADA-­connected remote operated feeder switches; integration with the outage management system; demand response products; evaluation and potential implementation of time-­‐based rate programs; customer education; and Web portal access. Information from this project facilitates: (1) customer­‐participants’ ability to view their energy consumption through in-­home displays, a Web portal, or both; and (2) the ability of City of Fort Collins and the City of Fountain to manage, measure, and verify targeted demand reductions during peak periods. The new AMI and distribution automation technologies help improve service quality and reliability by enabling more efficient outage management, distribution circuit monitoring, and remote circuit switching.


- Advanced Metering Infrastructure
- Automated Distribution Circuit Switches
- Backhaul Communications
- Customer Web Portal
- Direct Load Control Device
- Distribution Automation
- In-Home Display
- Meter Communications Network
- Meter Data Management System
- Programmable Communicating Thermostat
- Smart Meter - Industrial

Targeted Benefits:

- Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
- Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
- Increased Electricity Service Reliability and Power Quality
- Deferred Investment in Distribution Capacity Expansion
- Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures and Distribution Line losses
- Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Additional Information:

For more information about the project, please refer to:
- http://www.smartgrid.gov/project/city_fort_collins_utilities_front_range...

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