Tag Archives: Portland General Electric (PGE)

Salem Jewish temple, United Methodist churches win PGE solar grants

Kim Herb wants her synagogue to become a “base camp” for Salem if disaster strikes. Temple Beth Sholom, where Herb’s husband Eli is the rabbi, already agreed to house a shipping container with supplies for the City of Salem’s Community Emergency Response Team. Source: Salem Jewish temple, United Methodist churches win PGE solar grants

Oregon Utility Partners with Cities to achieve Resiliency with Microgrids

Portland General Electric would like to see microgrids “strategically placed” throughout its service territory, as it helps cities achieve resiliency. Beaverton is the second Oregon city that will embrace microgrids for resiliency, working with utility Portland General Electric (PGE), which says it plans additional partnerships with cities. PGE’s microgrid projects are designed in part to […]
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PGE enhances fish habitats in the Lower Deschutes

Logs, boulders, gravel and other materials are being strategically placed downstream from the Pelton-Round Butte dam complex, the latest effort by Portland General Electric to restore salmon and trout habitats on the Deschutes River that have been altered by dams. Source: PGE enhances fish habitats in the Lower Deschutes

Portland General Electric plan calls for new renewable energy and energy storage

Portland General Electric unveiled a resource plan Monday that steers clear of fossil fuels, a departure from 2016, when the possibility of new natural gas plants brought a wave of opposition. The state’s largest electric utility said investments in energy efficiency, demand management, customer-generated energy, new renewables and energy storage could fill a capacity gap […]
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More spring Chinook returning to Deschutes Basin

46 upper basin spring Chinook have returned, compared to five that returned last year. The number of spring chinook returning from the Pacific Ocean is down this year across the Northwest. But there is reason for optimism for spring chinook that originated in the Deschutes River Basin. Source: More spring Chinook returning to Deschutes Basin; […]
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Opinion: Grand Ronde not the only tribe with Willamette Falls interests

As the chairs of four tribes in Oregon with interests in Willamette Falls, we feel compelled to set the record straight about the controversy over the construction of a modern, metal fishing scaffold at the falls (“Grand Ronde win right to keep Willamette Falls fishing scaffold,” Dec. 10). The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde has […]
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PGE proposes new EV charging infrastructure programs

The proposal build on previous ones to encourage electrification, which were adopted by the Oregon Public Utility Commission in February of 2018. PGE has filed a proposal with the Oregon Public Utility Commission to create two pilot programs designed to help accelerate Oregon’s transition to cleaner energy by encouraging the purcahse and use of electric […]
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A Solar-Wind-Battery Project Could Make Eastern Oregon Home To 1st-Of-Its-Kind Renewable Energy Site

Eastern Oregon may soon be home to a next-generation renewable energy project. Portland General Electric is making plans to build the country’s first large-scale energy facility that combines wind turbines, solar panels and battery storage. It’s that combination of renewable energy and battery storage that the company said could be one model for integrating renewable energy. […]
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PGE will spend $160 million on massive renewable energy project in eastern Oregon

The utility said its additional power will enable it to meet half of customers’ power needs from emissions-free sources. Source: PGE will spend $160 million on massive renewable energy project in eastern Oregon

PGE project will combine wind, solar and batteries in Morrow County

Morrow County is going to be home to the nation’s first large-scale energy facility to combine power from wind, solar and battery storage. Portland General Electric has partnered with NextEra Energy Resources to build the new Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility, consisting of a 300-megawatt wind farm, a 30-megawatt battery storage facility and a new 50-megawatt […]
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