PGE Receives Department of Energy Grant for Smart Grid Test Bed

Oct. 13, 2021

Portland, Ore. – PGE has been selected to receive a U.S. Department of Energy PGE grant of $6.65M that will allow us to bring more resources into our North Portland Smart Grid Test Bed. The project will include retrofitting approximately 580 buildings in the Overlook/Arbor Lodge area, a portion of which includes historically underserved communities, while developing 1.4 MW of "flexible load" made up of rooftop solar, electric vehicle charging, smart devices like thermostats and water heaters, and more.

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Portland General Electric (NYSE: POR) is a fully integrated energy company based in Portland, Oregon, with operations across the state. The company serves approximately 900,000 customers with a service area population of 2 million Oregonians in 51 cities. PGE owns 16 generation plants across Oregon and other Northwestern states and maintains and operates 14 public parks and recreation areas. For over 130 years, PGE has delivered safe, affordable and reliable energy to Oregonians. Together with its customers, PGE has the No. 1 voluntary renewable energy program in the U.S. PGE and its 3,000 employees are working with customers to build a clean energy future. In 2020, PGE, employees, retirees and the PGE Foundation donated $5.6 million and volunteered 18,200 hours with more than 400 nonprofits across Oregon. For more information visit

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