Storage

Wildfire and hurricane season is here and with it comes an influx of weather-related power outages. The health implications of power outages this summer are further compounded this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hydropower

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) in the U.S. says its plans to begin using 95% clean, renewable energy to power all its operations became effective in June. NID says this change will help it do its part to meet California’s goal of 100% clean energy by 2045. NID has switched from PG&E providing only about...
Storage

Northern California utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is asking for approval from state regulators to procure more than 400 MW of lithium-ion energy storage from five projects. The filing with the California Public Utilities Commission details agreements on the five energy storage projects all across the state. The agreements are results from a competitive...
Hydropower

Portland General Electric Company and Douglas County Public Utility District No. 1 have signed a five-year power purchase agreement to supply PGE customers with up to 160 MW of additional capacity from the 840-MW Wells Hydroelectric Project on the Columbia River north of Wenatchee, Wash. The agreement also provides Douglas County PUD with PGE load...
Storage

In Oregon, resilient power is increasingly being recognized as an emergency preparedness and mitigation tool as state leaders and emergency managers prepare for the next Cascadia event.
C&I

Portland General Electric and Avangrid Renewables this week announced that PGE has agreed to purchase the output of a new 162-MW solar facility that Avangrid is building in eastern Oregon. The new facility will supply power and the accompanying renewable energy credits to PGE’s Green Future Impact customers, helping them source up to 100% of...
Hydropower

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected projects to receive up to $24.9 million to drive innovative, industry-led technology solutions to advance the marine and hydrokinetics industry and increase hydropower’s ability to serve as a flexible grid resource. Innovative technologies have the potential to increase the affordability of hydropower and marine energy, DOE says. Selected projects will...
Blogs

The simplest things often stand in the way of progress. A case in point is energy data and battery storage. For utility customers to understand how batteries could lower their electric bills, they need to understand how their building uses energy throughout the day. But in many places across the country, it’s extremely difficult, if not impossible for customers to get access to that basic information. In many cases, utilities don’t even have the data. When the data is available, it can be time consuming or costly to retrieve.