Monthly Newsletter

May 2019

  • Avista and Tuscan Electric Power Join EIM
  • See the speakers for Grid Forward launch event
  • 3 microgrids, 3 approaches to resiliency
  • WA State $38M clean energy funding
  • Grid Modernization paper from Cadmus & more NW grid news

April 2019

  • Idaho Power’s Lisa Grow on 100% Clean Energy
  • Accelerating grid innovation, at our annual meeting
  • The Future Grid: new GridFWD post from Cadmus
  • Sneak peak at GridFWD 2019 speakers
  • WA House Passes 100% Clean Energy Bill & more NW grid news

March 2019

  • June 20 member meeting and announcement
  • Getting value from AMI data – six insights
  • NEW: regional workshop series starts in 2019
  • Sneak peak at GridFWD 2019 speakers
  • 100% clean energy in WA & more NW grid news

February 2019

  • PGE and NextEra combine wind, solar, storage
  • What people were talking about at DistribuTECH
  • The impact of grid mod on core values
  • Bring your best game to GridFWD 2019
  • OR House Bill 20 & more NW grid news

January 2019

  • Avista & Duke invest in OpenDSP
  • Cadmus reports topics from GridFWD
  • Come with us to DistribuTECH
  • BPA DER cross-share
  • EWEB Member Feature & more NW grid news

December 2018

  • Come with us to DistribuTECH
  • BC phases out non-EVs
  • Smart Grid NW visits the Hill
  • Xcel no-carbon target &  more NW grid news

November 2018

  • PGE Smart Grid Test Bed Interview
  • Meet the new Seattle-Area Utility GMs
  • GridFWD 2018 Post-Event Survey Results
  • New solar+storage project, energy related election results & more NW grid news

October 2018

  • PGE announces proposal for a Smart Grid Test Bed
  • Vote! – Oregon & Washington Energy Initiatives
  • Grid Modernization Tour in Vancouver BC
  • New energy VC fund and more NW grid news

September 2018

  • New GridFWD speakers from CAISO, EPRI, PJM…
  • Grid Innovation Speed Pitch Line-up is set!
  • Seattle Tops American Cities Climate Challenge
  • Bitcoin mining in BC and more Northwest news

Summer 2018

  • New GridFWD speakers from Exelon, GE, PJM…
  • Summer reading: flexibility, resiliency, grid ops
  • Electrification 2018 Conference is almost here
  • Hydro One questions and more Northwest news

June 2018

  • Resiliency of the Northwest Grid (highlights)
  • Defining and Prioritizing Resiliency Efforts
  • Five Key Topics About Grid Operations Efficiency
  • SFU’s Sustainable Energy Engineering program
  • Itron BYOT solution and more Northwest news

May 2018

  • Grid Resiliency events in Seattle Jun 11-12
  • Utility moratorium on cryptocurrency mining
  • Oregon PUC process for SB 978
  • Distributech 2019 pavilion for NW companies
  • Doosan Gridtech and Itron win awards,
  • Plus more Northwest smart grid news and events

April 2018

March 2018

  • NW Energy Resiliency Summit, Seattle, 6/12
  • Smart Grid Northwest Annual Meeting on 6/11
  • Energy Storage in the NW paper updated
  • GridFWD set for Oct 10-11 in Vancouver BC
  • PSU Smart Grid & Sustainability Seminar returns
  • Plus more Northwest smart grid news and events

February 2018

  • GridFWD 2018: Our New Event to Move Grid Modernization Forward
  • Sen. Cantwell Introduces Bills on Grid Modernization, Cybersecurity, Workforce and Smart Buildings
  • Washington Clean Energy Fund 3 Program Approved and Signed
  • Canada Opens Proposals for Smart Grid Program
  • TES 2018 Call for Abstracts – “Evolving Approaches for Implementing Transactive Energy”
  • And more Northwest smart grid news

January 2018

  • New White Paper Explores Energy Storage in the Northwest
  • Smart Grid NW Kicks Off 2018 With Strategy Meeting
  • 2017 Was a Very Good Year for Grid Modernization in the NW: GMI4
  • J.D. Power Recognizes Northwest Utilities for Customer Satisfaction
  • EDF Grid Modernization Report Unites Grid Resiliency and Clean Power Efforts
  • And more NW Smart Grid news

December 2017

  • A Hazy Crystal Ball for 2018: Notes from Smart Grid Northwest In D.C.
  • 2018 Planning Meeting Kicks Off on January 11 in Seattle
  • Site C Hydro Dam Gets Go-Ahead From B.C. Government
  • A Nation-Wide View of the Smart Grid at gridCONNEXT
  • And more NW Smart Grid news

November 2017

  • Smart Grid Northwest Explores Smart Cities and Welcomes New Board Members
  • Join Us at gridCONNEXT in Washington D.C., and Meet With Our Congressional Offices
  • Northwest Advances in New Grid Modernization Index from GridWise and Clean Edge
  • Smart Grid Northwest Open House and Giving Tuesday Reception
  • And more NW Smart Grid news

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