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Mar 2018

Introducing the Northwest Energy Resiliency Summit in Seattle, June 12th

The team at Smart Grid Northwest is very excited to announce its new event, the 2018 Northwest Energy Resiliency Summit, on June 12th at the Pacific Tower in Seattle. At this unique one-day meeting, you will participate in keynote presentations, panel discussions and working sessions focused on helping regional stakeholders to develop resiliency solutions for energy systems in our region: Washington, Oregon, Idaho and BC....

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Feb 2018

GridFWD 2018: Our New Event to Move Grid Modernization Forward

  We’re excited to announce our new event, GridFWD 2018. Based on the momentum coming out of our 2017 NW DR & Energy Storage Summit, and strong commitment of our board and advisors, GridFWD promises to be the premier regional event about deploying advanced solutions to modernize the Northwest energy system. Get a preview of the event at www.GridFWD.com. Multiple Technology & Deployment Tracks At GridFWD 2018,...

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GridFWD 2018: Our New Event to Move Grid Modernization Forward

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Jun 2017

Transactive Energy and Experiences from Smart Cities

The fourth International Transactive Energy (TES2017) conference is being held in Portland, Oregon on June 13-15, 2017. The conference will cover a wide range of topics relating to the smart grid, transactive energy[1] and distributed energy resources (DERs). An emerging trend is the discussion of smart cities and how they can use transactive energy systems to integrate various technologies to effectively manage the resources of...

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May 2017

What is Blockchain’s Role in Transactive Energy Systems?

By Linda Barney Blockchains are an enabling component of secure, digital crypto-currencies, such as Bitcoin and Etherium. These currencies provide a medium for value exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency. All transactions are stored in cryptographically-immutable distributed ledgers called blockchains while trusted executable smart contracts implement transaction logic and other business process behaviors....

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Feb 2017

Smart Grid Northwest Plans for an Energetic 2017

by Bryce Yonker, Acting Executive Director, Smart Grid Northwest In late January, at the tail end of the Portland area snowstorm that won’t soon be forgotten, Smart Grid Northwest hosted a strategic planning retreat to determine priorities for the year ahead. 25 leaders from across the region gathered in Seattle to discuss a host of options for the organization. In the end, we landed on...

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Feb 2017

Powin Stands Up 8 MWh of Energy Storage in Less Than 6 Months

In mid-January, Tualatin, Oregon based Powin Energy brought online a 2MW, 8 MWh battery-powered energy storage system for Southern California Edison (SCE) in Irvine, CA. This happened less than six months after the California Public Utilities Commission requested storage resources to replace the leaking Aliso Canyon gas storage facility. Considering the years it can take to plan, permit and commission a traditional peaker plant, that’s...

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Sep 2016

Why The Smart Grid Matters to Consumers: The Focus of Energy Industry Group Annual Meeting

Larry Weis, CEO of Seattle City Light, will discuss grid modernization and how it will help engage customers at Smart Grid Northwest Annual Meeting in Seattle. PORTLAND, OR – September 26, 2016 – How is modernization of the electrical grid bringing real value to consumers? Larry Weis, CEO of Seattle City Light, will discuss that topic in the keynote address at the 2016 Annual Meeting...

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Sep 2016

National and Local Experts Converge in Seattle for Symposium on Demand Response for the Pacific Northwest Electrical Grid

Smart Grid Northwest hosts a sold-out Demand Response Symposium with help from Northwest Power and Conservation Council and dozens of regional utilities and industry leaders. PORTLAND, OR – September 21, 2016 – Smart Grid Northwest, a trade organization for the smart grid industry in the Pacific Northwest, announced that its upcoming Demand Response Symposium has sold out one week before the event. The Symposium features...

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Nov 2015

Help SGNW Comment on the Draft 7th Power Plan and Impact Regional Energy Planning Through 2035

  The Northwest Power and Conservation Council released its draft 7th Power plan recently and is looking for feedback from regional stakeholders.  The plan overwhelmingly calls for the use of efficiency measures to meet regional energy needs, under a basically flat load growth over the next 20 years. There is a window of opportunity to comment on the plan as drafted until December 18th. We...

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