OTHER REGIONAL SMART GRID NEWS
Washington’s Department of Commerce has selected four proposed electric grid modernization projects -- at Avista, Orcas Power and Light, Puget Sound Energy and Tacoma Power -- to receive a total of $10.6 million in grants from the WA Clean Energy Fund.
PacifiCorp subsidiary Rocky Mountain Power has asked the Utah PSC for authorization to implement three "innovative utility programs,” including a battery demand response project in a 600-unit multi-family development, and an intermodal transportation charging and power balancing system.
BC-based Carbon Engineering has demonstrated capturing CO2 in a cost-effective way, and has received a $68m in new investments from the oil&gas industry.
Data analytics and the utility community of the future article in Utility Dive quotes Smart Grid NW board member Matt Schnugg, senior director of data and analytics for GE Power Digital: "Data is a linchpin of our collective energy future." Data will optimize assets across "the energy network" for "navigating the digital transformation."
Changes to Oregon House Bill 2020 amend a cap-and-trade program on greenhouse gas emissions, targeting a 45 percent drop from 1990 emission levels by 2035, and an 80 percent drop by 2050.
Keeping up with new energy demand: cannabis and blockchain requests grow the FortisBC service area.
SEPA explores how utilities can encourage EV adoption through customer-centric programs.