About Fort Collins

 City of Fort CollinsThe City of Fort Collins is proud to partner with and host Smart Grid Live 2012.

The City of Fort Collins and Fort Collins Utilities share a strong vision of sustainable practices, conservation, and environmental stewardship. In 2009, the City established a net zero energy district that encompasses the downtown district of Fort Collins and the Colorado State University campus, called FortZED. This project is considered one of the most advanced distribution networks in the world, and the City is committed to progressive initiatives like this among several others.

This September, the City welcomes industry experts and leaders to share innovative ideas that will serve as the basis for power systems of the future.

The Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center Performance Hall

credit – Harper Point Photography

The Lincoln Center is the Northern Colorado’s premier cultural arts and conference center. It contains two indoor performing arts spaces (the Performance Hall with 1,180 seats and the Magnolia Theatre with 227 seats), two art galleries, conference facilities, and two outdoor event spaces.

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Co-owned by Spirae and Colorado State University, the InteGrid Test and Development Laboratory is one of the largest and most advanced grid simulation laboratories in the world. The InteGrid Lab contains the power generation, distribution and control equipment required to physically simulate portions of the electrical distribution system with significant quantities of renewable and distributed energy resources. The InteGrid Lab and Spirae’s Network Operations Center (NOC), also serve as the primary education facilities for the Center for Smart Grid Advancement (CSGA).


Rock Mountain InnosphereThe Rocky Mountain Innosphere (RMI) is a 501c3 non-profit corporation formed to accelerate the success of high-impact scientific and technology startup companies and promote the development of a regional entrepreneurial ecosystem in Northern Colorado.  RMI provides entrepreneurial startup companies with resources such as assistance with raising capital, access and connections with academic and government institutions, a network of advisors and mentors including several who are in residence, discounted professional service providers and educational and networking opportunities for realizing business success.

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