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PNW Smart Grid Demo

The Pacific Northwest (PNW) Smart Grid project is a five-year demonstration led by Battelle and partners including BPA, 11 utilities, two universities, and five vendors. The cost is $178 million ($89 million private, $89 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funded). The project will include 60,000 metered customers in five states. The project aims to substantially increase smart grid asset installation in the region by purchasing and installing smart grid technology. The project goals are to facilitate integration of wind and other renewables, quantify costs and benefits, develop two-way communication protocol, and advance interoperability standards.
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Program Information
Funding Organization
Bonneville Power Administration
Program Area
Field test or demonstration
Project Manager
Jennifer McMaster
Project Details
Ongoing Initiative or Research Project
Research Project
Grid, Whole Building, or Technology
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