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City of Fort Collins Utilities Front Range Smart Grid Cities Final Project Description

November 2015
U.S. Department of Energy
City of Fort Collins Utilities, Front Range Smart Grid Cities, advanced metering infrastructure, AMI, demand response, SCADA, Colorado, Fort Collins, Fountain

The City of Fort Collins' Front Range Smart Grid Development project involved the municipal utilities for the cities of Fort Collins and Fountain, Colorado. The project included citywide deployment of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). AMI allowed for implementation of demand response products and pilot testing of time-based rate programs. With these devices and programs came customer education and web portal access. In addition, the project expanded distribution automation capabilities, including installation of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system-connected fault indicators and SCADA-connected remote-operated feeder switches.