COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES
Plant Facilities Department
Plant Engineering & Energy Management
Golden, Co. 80401Tel: (303) 273-3901
Fax: (303) 384-2036Email:email@example.com
Electrical Distribution System
CSM Current Electrical Demand
CSM campus is fed by Xcel Energy overhead electrical grid system through two CSM owned 400 amp, 15kV distribution switches located near the 16
and Elm Street intersection. The underground 13.2 kV electrical distribution system is owned and maintained by CSM. The primary electrical is then distributedin a loop configuration throughout campus feeding individual buildings via primary distribution switches,transformers and metering devices. The current CSM maximum demand is recorded at 4800 kW. Although we have added several new buildings on campus, the rapid growth of electrical demands havebeen controlled and maintained as low as possible. The demand reduction planning has grossly decreasedthe electrical demand when comparing with the anticipated CSM electrical growth report projectedpreviously.
CSM Future Electrical Demand
CSM Electrical Infrastructure Back-up
CSMlaboratoriesarepartiallysupportedbystand–bygenerators.Inthecaseofelectricalpowerfailureandpowerqualitynuisance,thereisnopowergenerationinfrastructuretomaintaincampusoperation.Perhapsthemostimportantaspectsofpowergenerationaretohavecontinualpower,asafecampusforstudents in dormitories, and uninterrupted academic and research programs.We are proposing to install a 6000 MW generators and UPS system to feed campus with uninterruptiblepower. The proposed power generation infrastructure would be on line when there is a power failure or/and power quality problems with Xcel Energy power distribution system.