(Portland, OR, Wednesday, February 13, 2019) – Portland General Electric announced an agreement with NextEra Energy Resources to build a first-of-its-scale facility in North America, which will integrate wind generation, solar generation and battery storage to create an improved zero-emissions resource, accelerating Oregon’s transition to clean energy. This project will be a model for cutting emissions while maintaining a reliable energy grid and shows what the future of renewable power looks like.
Maria Pope, CEO of Portland General Electric, shares the significance of this milestone.
THE WORLD IS CHANGING, WE’RE FACED WITH NEW AND EXCITING CHALLENGES DRIVEN BY EVOLVING TECHNOLOGY, CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS AND A SHARED DESIRE FOR CLEAN ENERGY. WE’RE COMMITTED TO BEING A NATIONAL EXAMPLE, AND TO ACCELERATE THE PATH TO A FUTURE POWERED BY CLEAN ENERGY.
THIS PROJECT IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF HOW WE ARE STRIVING TO BE A NATIONAL MODEL IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE. BRINGING TOGETHER SOLAR AND WIND POWER, WITH BATTERY STORAGE — IN ONE PLACE — TO BRING CLEAN AND AFFORDABLE ENERGY TO CUSTOMERS.
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