AES could bring big batteries to Oregon's grid

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Thursday, April 05, 2012

AES Energy Storage plans to offer its battery storage technology to Portland General Electric.

Should AES dive in, the company could be the first to propose a commercial-scale battery project in Oregon, which, if built, would be among the first in the nation. Battery-powered energy storage is a good fit for Oregon's energy mix and could solve some of the most pressing problems plaguing the grid as more renewable energy sources come online.
AES' proposal — so far an unofficial one — comes in response to a request for proposals by PGE that is in its draft stage at the Oregon Public Utility Commission, expected to be made official in June.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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