1. Panasonic, Younicos, & Xcel Energy Form Denver Public/Private Microgrid Partnership

    Panasonic, Younicos, & Xcel Energy Form Denver Public/Private Microgrid Partnership

    Spurred by state mandated renewable energy goals, Panasonic, Xcel Energy, and Younicos have formed a public/private partnership with the city and county to promote a microgrid centered around the Peña Station NEXT, a 382-acre transportation hub located near Denver International Airport. The Xcel Energy feeder for Peña Station NEXT already has 20% solar penetration and is expected to have 30% solar penetration by the time the microgrid project is completed in the first half of 2017.

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    1. As part of Xcel Energy's Innovative Clean Technologies program in Colorado, we're eager to demonstrate how energy storage can integrate more solar energy on our system. We'll also examine how battery systems can become more cost effective by supporting the grid and providing reliability for customers.
    2. Multi-resource microgrids that serve different use cases, like the one at Peña Station NEXT, are the types of deployments that will transform the grid on both sides of the meter.
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