Colorado wants to turbo-charge renewable energy tech with new “Glo Park”

By District Energy posted 10-27-2021 06:26

  

The Denver Post

Summary

The Polis administration hopes to turbo-charge Colorado’s status as a renewable energy center with a business park where academics, industry and government researchers can collaborate on cutting-edge technology.

The Global Energy Park, or “Glo Park,” is planned on about 100 acres next to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden. A series of land swaps in the area to put together a campus and a year of discussions with about 50 people led to this week’s announcement of the project.

After the Jefferson County commissioners gave their OK on Tuesday to the proposal, Gov. Jared Polis talked about the planned office park focused on green-energy innovation and efforts “to continue Colorado’s leadership role in clean tech.”

The legislature’s Capital Development Committee also gave the proposal the green light.

Lu Cordova, the governor’s adviser on efficiencies and digital transformation, has been working on the proposal for the last year. She said partners include NREL, the Department of Energy, the Colorado School of Mines, the University of Colorado and Colorado State University.

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