The RDSI "jump start" of FortZED is providing Colorado clean energy companies opportunity to showcase technologies such as:
solar photovoltaic panels
advanced controls for onsite generators
mixed-fuel generator controls
plug-in hybrid vehicles
measures to reduce electric energy demand
FortZED is a testing ground to prototype innovative ideas that move us toward a more efficient and sustainable future.
FortZED is all about energy. FortZED connects the public, private and academic sectors so they can work together to experiment with new technology that saves money and energy and helps create jobs locally. When successful, FortZED can be copied in other communities around the globe.
Energy is created cleanly: transitioning Fort Collins to a renewable energy supply, which includes natural gas
Energy is sourced locally: encouraging local generation of energy to benefit the Northern Colorado region economically, supporting local jobs, new technologies and energy security
Energy is used efficiently: reducing waste and increasing energy efficiency through the promotion of behavior change through community collaboration