Portland General Electric Company (PGE) has procured 400 megawatts (AC) of new battery storage projects. According to the company, these projects will store enough electricity to “power all PGE customer homes in a city the size of Portland for an entire evening on battery-delivered energy alone.” PGE’s battery storage initiatives will help alleviate challenges facing the grid by allowing stored energy to be deployed during extreme weather events or times of high demand. The Seaside project is a 200 MWac facility owned and operated by PGE, and the Troutdale project is a 200 MWac facility owned and operated by NextEra Energy Resources.
In a recent quote, Maria Pope, CEO and President at PGE, said, “Battery storage is an important component of the clean energy economy. These new, Oregon-based projects are a significant addition to our wind, solar and hydro resources — providing grid reliability, resiliency and flexibility while helping us manage costs. At PGE, we are leading the way to a clean energy future reliably and affordably.”