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City of Fort Collins Utilities

Front Range Smart Grid Cities


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.

Contact Information

Dennis Summer
Senior Electrical Engineer,
SGIG Project Manager
City of Fort Collins Utilities
Light & Power

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Recipient: City of Fort Collins Utilities (Front Range Smart Grid Cities)
HQ State: Colorado
Total Budget: $36,262,942
Federal Share: $18,101,263
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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