Colorado Developer Puts “World’s Largest Planned Microgrid” on the Market

Colorado Developer Puts Worlds Largest Planned Microgrid on the Market

Colorados 662-MW Niobrara Energy Park, which calls itself the worlds largest planned microgrid, is now shovel-ready and seeking buyers. Cushman & Wakefield announced that it is acting as exclusive agent for the sale of the northern Colorado project, under development for five years by Colorado land and resource broker, Craig Harrison. Dubbed NED for short, the project  stands apart in the microgrid world because of its sheer size and complexity.

While most microgrids serve a handful of buildings, at best, and manage a couple of generation sources,  NED has secured permits for 52 data centers, a 200-MW gas-fired plant, a 50-MW solar farm, 50 MW of fuel cells, other energy sources, and a range of energy storage technologies: compressed air, batteries, fly wheel, thermal and hydrogen storage, super capacitators and super conductors.

This opportunity is highly unique in its size, scale and scope, said Jeffrey Cole of Cushman & Wakefields Irvine, California office. We will be marketing this property to investors on a national and international basis, targeting everyone from data center investors, to users that would require cloud computing, to power company investors, telecom centers, local developers, green energy providers, and even certain Wall Street infrastructure funds.

Source: Energy Efficiency

Smart Grid Bulletin March 2019

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