Battelle Memorial Institute, Pacific Northwest Division Smart Grid Demonstration Project

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The Battelle Memorial Institute, Pacific Northwest Division Smart Grid Demonstration Project is a U.S. Department of Energy Smart Grid Demonstration Project which is based in Richland, Washington.

Overview

Spanning five states and affecting more than 60,000 consumers, demonstrate and validate new smart grid technologies and inform business cases; provide two-way communication between distributed generation, storage, and demand assets and the existing grid infrastructure; quantify smart grid costs and benefits; and advance interoperability standards and cyber security approaches.

The project is led by Battelle. Project team members include the Bonneville Power Administration, 12 Northwest utilities (listed below, with test sites), and technology companies and vendors that include 3TIER Inc., AREVA USA, IBM, Netezza Corp., and a team of QualityLogic, Inc. and the Drummond Group, Inc.

Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project Test Site Locations and Corresponding Utilities

Idaho

  • Idaho Falls (Idaho Falls Power)

Montana

  • Northwest Montana (Flathead Electric Cooperative, Inc.)
  • Southwest Montana (NorthWestern Energy)

Oregon

  • Milton-Freewater (City of Milton-Freewater)
  • Portland (Bonneville Power Administration)
  • Salem (Portland General Electric)

Washington

  • Airway Heights (Inland Power & Light Co.)
  • Ellensburg (City of Ellensburg)
  • Fox Island (Peninsula Light Co.)
  • Kennewick (Benton PUD)
  • Pullman (Avista Utilities)
  • University of Washington (Seattle City Light)

Wyoming

  • Western Wyoming (Lower Valley Energy)

References

  1. ARRA Smart Grid Demonstration Projects