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Demonstrating Coordinated Resources in the Pacific Northwest

September 2015
U.S. Department of Energy
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Smart Grid Demonstration Project, distribution infrastructure, Portland General Electric

Battelle led 11 regional utilities, six technology partners and two universities under one smart grid project with $89 million from the U.S. Department of Energy's Smart Grid Demonstration Program. The funding, derived from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, was matched by the project participants, and allowed for:

  • Modernizing distribution infrastructure with smart-grid-enabled components.
  • Deploying transactive control to bring market incentives to smaller producers and consumers of electricity, thereby providing a level playing field for new entrants and business models.