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March - 2009 Edition: Some information may be out of date.

Clean Energy Innovation

A great example of innovation in action is the Smart Grid infrastructure project FortZED. FortZED is an area in downtown Fort Collins that will produce as much renewable, clean energy as it uses. ZED is an abbreviation for Zero Energy District. Residential and commercial customers will be able to adjust their energy use daily with Smart Grid technology developed in Fort Collins, through the leadership of the Northern Colorado Clean Energy Cluster.

Many partners across many industries contribute to this innovative, grass roots project. The initial success of FortZED has led project leaders to expand the project by adding new partners and investing in more renewable energy. FortZED is now competing for Economic Stimulus funding. Learn more about FortZED, its extensive local and national partners, and how you can get involved with energy innovation at the new FortZED website,