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Demonstrating Coordinated Resources in the Pacific Northwest

September 2015
U.S. Department of Energy
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.