Smart grid technology and programs give us the power to work as a community to help use more sustainable resources, keep energy prices lower, and invest in future projects that create Oregon jobs and a healthier environment. Each program will be offered to small groups to take advantage of the technologies and locations available.
Our Test Bed is gaining momentum, and it’s all thanks to you. Recently, PGE was selected to receive a U.S. Department of Energy grant of more than $6 million to expand our projects.
From smart grid-connected appliances, solar energy and battery storage to home EV charging, you may be invited to participate in one or more of these new, innovative Studies and pilot programs. Depending on your location, you’ll have access to offerings designed to help you reduce energy and save money while helping create the flexible, more resilient energy grid of the future.
The smart grid is a necessary upgrade to meet our shared climate and community goals. The Test Bed will be the hub that brings together separate pieces of technology and energy delivery to produce a more integrated grid for the future.
To expand the Test Bed, we will upgrade existing feeders and substations — the equipment we use to move electricity — with advanced automation distribution technologies. These upgraded sensors, processors and communication devices can help improve reliability and service quality. They’ll also transform the traditional one-way flow of electricity into a two-way flow of electricity and information.
Do you have more questions about the Test Bed or smart grids? We’d be glad to answer them. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll walk you through everything you need to know.