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07/22/2010

Smart Grid Funding Awarded to Illinois

Lincoln’s home state is poised to become the nation’s smart grid leader

 
Smart Grid Funding Awarded to Illinois

This week, the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition (ISTC) announced the signing of several agreements for first-of-their-kind smart grid innovations. The four projects, each backed through a parallel South Korean public-private partnership, are expected to provide more than $20 million to develop technological infrastructure, deploy energy optimization solutions, improve grid cyber-security, and create a workforce ready to develop next generation energy solutions.

  • Illinois Smart Buildings Project: Supported by BOMA-Chicago, this project will include deep energy audits on loop-area high-rises in order to set up a multi-building regulation services and energy efficiency project. Installing new technologies to network buildings and enabling smart grid strategies – such as demand response and variable operations of building systems – allows large properties to reduce energy use and costs.
  • Building Energy Management Systems and Distributed Energy Resources Integration: The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) will sign two agreements to conduct research and development to improve building energy management systems, develop distribution automation strategies, and integrate renewable energy sources and energy storage technologies into the smart grid and increase power systems reliability.
  • Global Workforce Training and Development: IIT and ADICA will build out professional training and development programs in this sector to solidify Illinois as a hotbed for education and training opportunities in the smart grid sector. This center will recruit industry professionals to develop new strategies and techniques for business innovations that will result from the deployment of a smart grid.

In the last 18 months, companies and institutions such as the Illinois Institute of Technology, S&C Electric Company, and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning/City of Chicago have collectively been awarded nearly $120 million for smart grid and energy efficiency projects. These projects are adding to the early green economy leadership demonstrated Mayor Daley’s Chicago Climate Action Plan and Governor Quinn’s efforts to make Illinois a leading provider of clean, renewable energy.

 

Xcel Energy’s Data Center Efficiency program can help data centers and large-scale IT operations improve reliability and energy efficiency.


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Xcel Energy’s Data Center Efficiency program can help data centers and large-scale IT operations improve reliability and energy efficiency.


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


 
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