The Colorado Clean Energy Cluster (CCEC) is an ‘enterprise to attract, incubate and grow clean energy enterprises’
CCEC is a project-driven, 501(c)3 nonprofit economic development organization aimed at growing primary jobs in Colorado in the area of clean energy through formal partnerships between clean energy companies, the public sector and higher education.
As a unique statewide organization fostering market transformation for clean energy, the CCEC is focused on innovative and entrepreneurial ways to grow the clean energy sector through actionable projects and initiatives that directly benefit Colorado clean energy companies.
City of Boulder Awarded DOE Grant
DOE's Resilient Electricity Delivery Infrastructure Initiative Grant
The City of Boulder, Colorado, will develop a resilient direct current microgrid with distributed energy resources at its Betasso Water Treatment Facility to improve resiliency and efficiency. The City of Boulder will also partner with DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory to use its Renewable Energy Optimization (REopt) tool to identify and prioritize the selection and installation of distributed energy resources and battery storage technologies in the most cost-effective way to meet the facility’s energy goals.
Central to the CCEC's success is cross-cutting collaboration exemplified by the CCEC's "triple helix" model. An example of the model at work is the FortZED initiative, which brings together cleantech businesses, Colorado State University and the City of Fort Collins.