(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.

SOUNDBITE #1:

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.

SOUNDBITE #2:

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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