On February 15, 2017, leaders from industry, government labs, standards and non-profit groups gathered in Denver for a one day workshop to catalyze the adoption of direct current (DC) solutions worldwide. Sponsored by Legrand and the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado, the discussion focused on DC solutions currently available in the marketplace and how the number of solutions will increase as industry leaders like Legrand spearhead the commercialization of additional products.
Direct current solutions are designed to provide reliability, resiliency, efficiency, cost-savings and sustainability. These solutions span horizontally across many verticals including 1) Commercial 2) Data Centers and IT 3) Generation and Storage 4) Industrial 5) Residential and 6) Transmission and Micro-grids.
Entities represented at this meeting included:
Alliance for Sustainable Colorado (ASC)
Alliance to Save Energy (ASE)
Lawrence Berkely National Lab (LBNL)
National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)
PVI Construction Management
To help the public identify and recognize DC solutions, the #DemandDC campaign was introduced. Participating companies and organizations can leverage this unifying message to increase awareness and create interest in the many advantages DC solutions offer.