(Portland, OR, Thursday, October 11, 2018) – The energy landscape is changing dramatically. To set ourselves up for a world where we are protecting our environment today and tomorrow, we must optimize for clean energy. This requires a shift from today’s one-directional energy model to a smart grid – a two-way, automated flow of electrons. A smarter grid will create new opportunities around energy flow and response, enabling customers to participate in and contribute to a world powered by clean energy. Portland General Electric is proud to deploy a first-of-its-kind smart grid pilot project aimed at innovating and accelerating the future grid.

Jason Klotz, Emerging Technologies Manager, Portland General Electric, explains the importance of shifting to smart grids. 

SOUNDBITE #1:

SMART GRIDS USE DATA, REAL-TIME COMMUNICATIONS AND AUTOMATION TO OPTIMIZE ENERGY SUPPLY TO MEET DEMAND AND GIVE PRIORITY TO RENEWABLE AND LOW-COST RESOURCES.

SOUNDBITE #2:

CUSTOMERS WANT AND EXPECT UTILITIES TO HELP PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENSURE SAFE AND AFFORDABLE ENERGY ACCESS FOR ALL. THE MOVE TO SMART GRIDS ALLOW FOR THAT TO HAPPEN, AND OUR ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY ACCELERATES THE PATH TO A FUTURE WHERE WE ARE ALL ON A SMART GRID.

For more information on the path to a smart grid and/or how Portland General Electric is leading the way forward for a clean energy future, visit portlandgeneral.com/CleanVision.

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