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.