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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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Mar 2016

7th Northwest Power Plan – Conservation Leads the Charge and DR Joins the Mix

By: Bryce Yonker, Smart Grid NW The NW Power and Conservation Council recently published its approved 7th Power Plan, the purpose of which is to ensure that the region maintains a reliable and economical power supply. The leading headline of the plan is similar to previous editions which recommended significant levels of energy efficiency to meet the region’s needs.  It is reassuring to see the...

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7th Northwest Power Plan – Conservation Leads the Charge and DR Joins the Mix

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Mar 2016

Trends in Grid Modernization and Energy Market Structure

  Q&A with Richard Kauffman Chairman of Energy & Finance for New York Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo   By: Clint Wilder, Senior Editor, Clean Edge Bryce Yonker, Executive Director, Smart Grid Northwest   Clint and Bryce talk to New York’s Chairman of Energy and Finance about NY REV, FERC 745, and pacing infrastructure investments.   Q: What are some models that utilities and...

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11

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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Sep 2015

What the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project Means for Small Utilities

With the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project (PNWSGDP) wrapped up and reports from the subprojects rolling out, utilities are now able to review the reports for applicable lessons learned. Smaller utilities in particular should find the results valuable as they begin moving forward with any smart grid projects they’ve been planning. Larger utilities usually have teams of researchers and enough leverage to get manufacturers...

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Aug 2015

Smart Grid Northwest Launch

SMART GRID NORTHWEST LAUNCHES WITH SUPPORT FROM REGIONAL UTILITIES AND MULTINATIONALS Organization Formed to Promote and Expand Smart Grid Growth and Business Activity Across the Northwest PORTLAND, OR, July 29, 2014 – The new organization Smart Grid Northwest launched with strong support from the regional energy community including major utilities, multinationals, and community organizations. At a formal kick-off event held in Portland, OR with over...

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Aug 2015

The Distributed Generation Revolution

The evolution of energy generation and distribution in the Pacific Northwest By Linda Barney, Barney and Associates – 7/13/2015 The last few years in the power industry has seen an accelerating proliferation of energy generating assets and smart end-use applications at the edge of the grid. This grid edge is the new hot spot for building out extensive amounts of intelligence and functionality as new...

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Jul 2015

Distributed Generation Revolution

The evolution of energy generation and distribution in the Pacific Northwest By Linda Barney, Barney and Associates   The last few years in the power industry has seen an accelerating proliferation of energy generating assets and smart end-use applications at the edge of the grid. This grid edge is the new hot spot for building out extensive amounts of intelligence and functionality as new distributed...

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Jul 2015

Can Utilities and Innovators Work Together at the Edge of the Grid?

Bryce Yonker, Executive Director of Smart Grid NW   Earlier this month I attended the GTM GridEdge event and it left me wondering: can traditional utilities and companies innovating at the edge of the grid find common ground to work together? One of the most exciting areas in the energy sector right now is happening downstream of distribution substations, and especially at customer premises. We are seeing...

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