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DOE selects NW team for $178M smart grid demo

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November 24, 2009 Share This!

Issued by Battelle

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RICHLAND, Wash. — The Department of Energy has selected a Northwest team led by Battelle to conduct a regional smart grid demonstration.  The project will expand existing electric infrastructure and test new smart grid technology with approximately 60,000 customers in five states over the next five years.   

In addition to leading the project, Battelle will use the Electricity Infrastructure Operations Center at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to analyze field data collected during the project.  Battelle operates PNNL for DOE.

"We're thankful to Secretary Chu, the Department of Energy and to our project team members for the opportunity to bring transformational smart grid science and technology to life in a way that will benefit our nation for many generations to come," said Mike Kluse, a senior vice president at Battelle and PNNL director.

Read the entire news release here.

Tags: Energy, Energy Efficiency, Smart Grid

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