Commitment to Action

Boulder: Building a Resilient City

Commitment by

Pos-En

In 2016 Pos-En committed to design and implement low-cost clean energy systems to provide secure and continuous access to power when the electric grid is disrupted by natural disasters or other crises in the City of Boulder. These energy systems, which also provide power for day-to-day operations, combine solar panels, battery storage, back-up generation, controls, and energy efficiency upgrades to enable operation for extended periods of time without grid power. Over 27 months Pos-En will transition the following critical city infrastructure sites to these systems: an emergency operations center; a public transportation fleet; two primary community emergency shelters (which will have a combined capacity to provide shelter and access to electricity for 400 people without grid power); and the city’s wildfire command and evacuation center. These initial sites are intended to serve as replicable templates for resilient buildings and infrastructure across the country.

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Commitment

Boulder: Building a Resilient City

Launched

2016

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$2,100,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

Pos-En

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Schneider Electric - North America, City of Boulder, Colorado, 100 Resilient Cities