Join the PGE Smart Battery Pilot

Help build Oregon's clean energy future and earn cash rewards

What can a battery storage system do for you? You might be surprised.

  • You can rely on back-up power if there’s an outage.

  • You can earn monthly credits as part of the PGE Smart Battery Pilot program.

  • You’ll get the most of your solar panels.

    • A battery lets you store the energy you generate during the day.

    • You can then use that renewable energy at night.

Right now, it’s more affordable than ever to add a battery to your home. For a limited time, PGE is offering instant rebates of up to $3,000 for customers in our Smart Grid Test Bed, or $5,000 for customers participating in Solar Within Reach.

Interested? Start by asking for a quote from an Energy Trust of Oregon solar trade ally PGE. It takes just a few minutes. Request a quote PGE

How the pilot works

  • Click on the link that was emailed to you to enroll your battery

  • You’ll be contacted to schedule a quick on-site safety verification

  • Once the verification is complete, you’ll automatically start earning on-bill rewards!

  • Don’t have an enrollment link? Email smartbattery@portlandgeneral.com

PGE will manage charging and discharging the battery to store energy from the grid or provide energy to the grid. Batteries remain fully available to customers during a power outage or upon request.

  • Contact an Energy Trust of Oregon solar trade ally PGE for a bid on a battery storage system (and solar, if you like — it’s not required to participate in this pilot)

  • The solar trade ally will guide you through the installation and connection with PGE

  • If you live in the Smart Grid Test Bed or are participating in Solar Within Reach PGE you may be eligible for a rebate on your system from PGE. Be sure to talk to your trade ally installer

  • Once your battery is installed and verified, PGE will send you an enrollment link to connect your battery to the pilot and begin earning bill credits

PGE will manage charging and discharging the battery to store energy from the grid or provide energy to the grid. Batteries remain fully available to customers during a power outage or upon request.

Generac PGE

  • PwrCell batteries

Sonnen PGE

  • sonnenBatterie ecoLinx

  • sonnenBatterie eco

Sunverge PGE

  • Sunverge One

  • Sunverge Infinity

SolarEdge PGE

  • Energy Hub inverters paired with LG Chem RESU 10H or 16H

Tesla PGE

  • Powerwall

Get cash

You’ll earn cash rewards for participating in the program:

  • Earn $20 a month if your battery can only charge from your solar system. Earn $40 a month if your battery can charge from the PGE system and/or your solar.

  • Up to 200 Smart Grid Test Bed customers will also receive an instant rebate of $1,000 to $3,000 toward the cost of installing a battery.* Learn more.

  • Up to 25 income-qualified customers will receive a $5,000 instant rebate toward the cost of installing a battery energy storage system when also participating in the Energy Trust’s Solar Within Reach program.*

PGE’s Smart Grid Test Bed

Three neighborhoods within Portland, Milwaukie and Hillsboro form the PGE Smart Grid Test Bed, helping our community rethink the way we use energy. The project aims to accelerate PGE’s vision for a clean energy future by partnering with customers in entirely new ways to decarbonize the grid.                   

*To receive a rebate the battery must be installed by an Energy Trust solar trade ally. The rebate will be reflected as a reduction on the final invoice, no checks will be issued to customers.