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Apr 2019

100% Clean Power is the Right Thing to Do – an Interview with Idaho Power’s Lisa Grow

Idaho Power recently announced an ambitious goal to provide 100-percent clean energy by 2045. In addition to its hydropower facilities, which typically meet almost half its customers’ energy demands, Idaho Power is planning  additional investments in wind, solar and other clean generation sources. For a broader understanding of the utility’s clean power plans, we put a few questions to Lisa Grow, Senior Vice President and...

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100% Clean Power is the Right Thing to Do – an Interview with Idaho Power’s Lisa Grow

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Jan 2019

Avista and Duke Energy Join Forces for Open Energy Solutions: Comments from Curt Kirkeby

Avista Development, a subsidiary of Avista Corp and Duke Energy announced a joint investment in Open Energy Solutions Inc. (OES) to develop open source software for grid edge technology solutions. This marks the first time multiple utilities have collaborated to create open source software, spurring innovation and creating a new market for this technology. For an insider’s perspective, we reached out for comment to Curt...

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Avista and Duke Energy Join Forces for Open Energy Solutions: Comments from Curt Kirkeby

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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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