PGE’s Smart Battery pilot studies the best ways to connect batteries at customer homes to PGE's grid. At times of peak energy usage, we’ll charge or discharge your battery to either store or provide energy to the grid. Your batteries will remain fully available to you during a power outage or upon request – you’re in control of how much energy you wish to contribute.
You can rely on back-up power if there’s an outage.
Save on your bill based on the amount of battery capacity you choose to contribute.
You’ll get the most of your solar panels. A battery lets you store the energy you generate during the day.
For PGE customers there are two ways to be a part of the Smart Battery pilot.
You can use your current battery system as a great way to save on your bill when you participate in Peak Time Rebates. Simply program your battery to provide some or all of the energy your home needs during a Peak Time Event.
Energy Trust of Oregon offers cash incentives for solar + battery storage and for batteries added to existing solar systems, including higher incentives for income-qualified households. Your battery may also qualify for the Solar + Storage rebate from the state of Oregon and a 30% federal tax credit.
By adding your battery system to the grid, you’re part of a community that is creating a “virtual power plant” - one that lets us store and draws energy when needed. It’s an important step towards a clean energy future and a vital one as we add more renewables like wind and solar to the grid.
For example, if our solar panels or wind turbines are generating more than usual, we can store this extra clean energy in batteries and use it later to power your neighbors’ homes and businesses. That strengthens reliability and makes us better equipped to incorporate more low-cost, renewable energy sources into the grid.