Grant: $5,724,709 - Department of Energy - Jul. 20, 2009
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Award Description: Dramatic Residential Demand Reduction in the Desert Southwest Description: UNLV, Pulte Homes and Nevada Power Company have formed a unique partnership with the common goal of working with the US Department of Energy to achieve dramatic peak demand reduction and energy efficiency in a new sustainable residential community in Las Vegas called Villa Trieste. This high-profile partnership seeks to prove to the public, to homebuyers, and to homebuilders that such a model is economical, achievable, replicable, and environmentally responsible. The partnership proposes to address the challenges outlined in the DOE funding opportunity in a manner that seeks to significantly exceed DOE goals while at the same time attempting to reduce the cost share contribution from DOE by educating consumers, ratepayers, and government and industry decision makers of the value of strategic investments in distributed generation, energy efficiency, smart grid technology, energy storage, and demand response. Description of overall purpose and Expected outcome. Peak load reduction scenario and sensitivity analyses will be performed in cost-benefit models to optimize capital deployed, with the goal of demonstrating a minimum 65% reduction in peak electricity demand at the feeder/substation level from a production homebuilder development. In accomplishing this, several new technological approaches will be developed and incorporated. The partnership is targeting building integrated photovoltaic systems, battery energy storage, and consumer products linked to advanced meter infrastructure to enable and facilitate demand response. Pulte Homes is targeting a minimum of 45% peak load reduction compared to code requirements via aggressive energy efficiency measures. Nevada Power Company is providing labor, capital, advance meter infrastructure, distribution design and modeling, and demand response program development. UNLV is providing dynamic analyses of the impact of large-scale battery storage as it interacts with the power requirements of the subdivision and research-based simulations to optimize the physical and economic deployment of photovoltaic systems among the rooftops of the Villa Trieste development. The partnership will also perform consumer research to determine the acceptance, understanding, and utilization of energy information and demand response opportunities, and the impact on home sales and/or prices due to the advanced features of the homes and the positive net present value of such incremental upfront investments. Significant deliverables: Deliverable 1: Phase I, Task 1.0 Letter outlining administrative structure as re-evaluated. Deliverable 2: Phase I, Task 2.0 Letter briefly outlining the approach simulations to be used. Deliverable 3: Phase I, Task 4.0 Listing of components and software examined. Deliverable 4: Phase I, Task 3.0 Summary of various findings of simulations. Deliverable5: Phase I, Task 5.0 Configuration decision.
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Jobs Summary: None (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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