Portland General Electric Company (PGE) has announced a pilot program that will incentivise the installation and connection of 525 residential energy storage batteries to form a 4MW virtual power plant (VPP).
Over recent weeks, Public Service Electric and Gas (PSEG), Entergy, Portland General Electric (PGE), The Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) and Tennessee Valley Alternative Energy (TVA) have all announced actions that they are taking to help during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
Water heating is usually the second biggest energy expense for a homeowner. However, the water heater is often the “forgotten appliance” for many utilities. This article summarises the approach taken by two utilities, Portland General Electric (PGE) and Georgia Power, to promote energy efficient water heating through early replacement programmes.
[img:electrification.thumbnail.jpg| ]Portland, OR and Seattle, WA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- August 30, 2010 - Ford has entered into partnerships with Portland General Electric in Portland and the City of Seattle to develop consumer outreach and education programs on electric vehicles as well as share information on charging needs and requirements to ensure the electrical grid can support the necessary demand.
[img:pge.thumbnail.gif| ]Portland, OR, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- May 8, 2008 — Portland General Electric Company has received approval from the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) to install more than 850,000 next-generation electrical meters to help the utility and its customers manage energy use, enhance customer service and reduce operating expenses. The advanced metering infrastructure will be installed in a two-year process slated for completion by the end of 2010.
[img:ted_0.jpg|Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski]Salem, OR, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- November 24, 2008 - The State of Oregon, Portland General Electric (PGE) and the Renault-Nissan Alliance have entered into a partnership to develop a network of electric vehicle charging stations.
Nissan will introduce zero emission electric vehicles (ZEVs) in the U.S. in 2010 and will mass market them globally two years later. As part of the agreement, Nissan has committed to make available a supply of ZEVs to the State of Oregon and work with the state to develop plans to promote the electric vehicle charging network.
[img:ChevyVoltPlug062_0.jpg|Hybrid vehicle]Portland, OR, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- July 2, 2008 – U.S. utility Portland General Electric has several projects in hand that will benefit the environment – and in some cases also the utility itself.
One such project is the Paperless Bill program. PGE customers who sign up for the program July 1 through August 15, 2008, will have the opportunity to vote to direct a $20,000 PGE donation to one of four Oregon environmental groups.
[img:Bruce_0.jpg|Bruce Carpenter, General Manager - Revenue Operations, PGE]Portland, OR, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- April 30, 2008 – The Chartwell Best Practices Award for Advanced Metering and Data Management was made to Portland General Electric (PGE) at Chartwell’s Advanced Metering and Data Management Summit recently.
The award honors a forward-thinking utility for an advanced metering or data management initiative, based on innovation, depth of business case and achieved goals, among entrants to the contest.
Spintelligent, a division of Clarion Events, has announced San Diego Gas & Electric, Pacific Gas & Electric and Silicon Valley Power as Host Utilities at the upcoming Smart Energy International Conference & Technology Expo on September 7 – 9, 2010 at the San Jose Marriott, California.
Over 60 high-level speakers are confirmed to gather at the event including California Public Utilities Commission, NIST, Department of Energy, Austin Energy, FERC, Kansas City Power & Light, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, City of Burbank, Portland General Electric, DTE Energy and the European Union.
[img:Jim%20Piro_0.jpg|Jim Piro, President & CEO, PGE]Portland, OR, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- April 20, 2009 - Portland General Electric Company (PGE) has begun rolling out more than 800,000 smart meters across its 4,000-square-mile service area after successfully completing its smart metering systems testing program.
PGE began installing smart meters last year in selected test neighborhoods, both urban and rural, before rolling them out territory-wide. The rest of the smart meters will be installed in an 18-month process slated for completion by late 2010.