September S2: Energy Independence: Grid Resiliency and Stability
The Alliance Center
Denver, CO
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This event was rescheduled from the July S2!

Colorados energy grid supports more than 5,450,000 people, and this number is growing by the day. Will Colorados grid be able to support a population predicted to double in just a few decades? Is our aging grid even stable enough for our electricity demands in 2016? Is climate resiliency being sufficiently factored into grid resiliency & stability?

Key elected officials and the Colorado Smart Grid Task Force (created by Senate Bill 10-180) are working to answer these questions as part of their mandate to offer recommendations on the feasibility, cost, and timing of transitioning to a secure, resilient, and technologically advanced electric grid.

Exciting leading-edge projects in distributed generation (DG), direct current (DC), smart grids and microgrids are helping to address this already, in terms of improving efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions - transitioning our electricity away from fossil fuel generation - as well as improving grid security. Join us to hear about some of these projects, and be part of moving the nation toward a more stable, resilient, climate-friendly electricity grid.

Betsy Coppock, Principal Engineer, Xcel Energy
Mat Elmore, Managing Director, Microgrid Energy
Erin Green, Chief of Staff, Western Power Authority
Moderator Heather Bailey,
Exec. Dir. of Energy Strategy & Electric Utility Development, City of Boulder

Food and beverage service provided by Serendipity Catering.
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The Alliance Center (View)
1536 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202
United States



Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!