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OHIO STATE - ENGIE Connected Community

automated BUilding Control with Knowledge of distributed EnergY resources and Electrical Systems for Grid Offerings

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Aerial image of The Ohio State University Columbus Campus

Comprised of 485 buildings, The Ohio State University Columbus campus is the largest microgrid in the United States. It serves a community of over 100,000 and consumes over 1,000 GWh/yr of electricity.

A targeted cluster of these campus buildings and energy resources will serve as the basis for one of ten Connected Communities announced by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The overall DOE project will equip more than 7,000 buildings with smart controls, sensors, and analytics to reduce energy use, costs, and emissions.

The portion of the project undertaken at Ohio State is unique in that it is the only Connected Community project on a college campus.

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35 % LOWER ENERGY CONSUMPTION

vs. 2017

20 % INCREASE

in net present value (NPV) of renewable-energy assets vs. 2019

EFFECTIVE CYBERSECURITY

for microgird control systems and distributed energy resources

INSIGHTS ON IMPACT

of energy-efficiency projects for building occupants, owners, and operators

COST SAVINGS

via more than 2MW in demand flexibility at peak times

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