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Smart Grid City: A blueprint for a connected, intelligent grid community. Dennis Stephens Director, Utility Innovations and Smart Grid Investments OSI User’s Conference September, 23 2008. Drivers for change. Grid reliability Aging assets, heightened demands Environment:

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smart grid city a blueprint for a connected intelligent grid community

Smart Grid City:A blueprint for a connected,intelligent grid community

Dennis Stephens

Director, Utility Innovations and Smart Grid Investments

OSI User’s Conference

September, 23 2008

drivers for change
Drivers for change
  • Grid reliability
    • Aging assets, heightened demands
  • Environment:
    • Global climate change
    • Legislative mandates for green power
  • Energy Security:
    • Homeland security
    • Dependence on foreign oil
  • Customer Choices:
    • Growing needs and expectations
    • Desire for greater flexibility and options
the market other efforts
Smart meters

Demand side management and distributed generation

Superconducting cables

Energy storage devices

Intelligent home/Smart appliances

Automatic power power restoration and correction for voltage, frequency and power factor issues

Renewable energy sector growth

The Market – other efforts
xcel energy smart grid vision approach
Xcel Energy - Smart Grid vision & approach
  • First to present a comprehensive solution
    • Broad portfolio of new technologies & projects
    • Encompassing the entire power pathway
    • Fuel source to end-use consumer
  • Collaborative model
    • Shared risk, shared rewards
  • Focus on environmental aspects
    • Uniquely positions Xcel Energy
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Accenture
  • Current Group
  • GridPoint
  • OSI Soft
  • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
  • Ventyx
  • Xcel Energy

imagine. inspire. innovate.

smartgridcity boulder colo
SmartGridCity™ - Boulder, Colo.

“An international showcase of smart grid possibilities… a comprehensive demonstration of an intelligent grid community”

  • Test technology
  • Integrate smart grid portfolio of projects
  • Prove benefits
boulder s key strengths
Boulder’s Key Strengths
  • Ideal size (50,000 customers/meters)
  • Ideal geographic location (easy access to needed grid components)
  • Ideal Smart Grid consumers:
    • Web-savvy, early adopters
    • Environmentally aware
  • Collaborative opportunities with:
    • University of Colorado
    • National Center for Atmospheric Research
    • National Institute of Standards and Technology
    • City leaders
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SmartGridCity™

  • Involves the entire energy pathway from the power source to the home and all points in between
  • Rich in IT
  • High-speed, real-time, two-way communications
  • Sensors enabling rapid diagnosis and corrections
  • Dispatched distributed generation (PHEVs, wind, solar)
  • Energy storage
  • In-home energy controls
  • Automated home energy use
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Added green power sources

High-speed, networked connections

Plug-in hybrid electric cars

Customer interaction with utility

Real-time and green pricing Signals

Smart thermostats, appliances and in-home control devices

Smart House

we will need to collect store analyze and act on information
We will need to collect, store, analyze and act on information

How we might use PI:

  • Commercial Operation
    • Virtual Power Plant
  • Substation
    • Condition Based Analysis
  • Distribution
    • System Status and Control
  • Customer
    • Demand Response/Distributed Generation
learn more
Learn more
  • xcelenergy.com/smartgrid