Grid so smart it can see future

A smart-grid demonstration project in the US Pacific Northwest will incorporate wind and solar forecasting to better predict renewable-energy supplies, in addition to adjusting demand through smart meters and appliances.

Seattle: The $178m project, funded in part through a Department of Energy grant, covers sites in five states, some 60,000 electricity customers and 112 megawatts of generation capacity. Research and development group Battelle is managing a group of 12 utilities participating in the project - in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.

The project will employ "devices, software and advanced analytical tools that enhance the power grid's reliability and performance", Battelle says.

The project will include wind and solar forecasting from Seattle-based 3TIER. These forecasts will be processed centrally, providing information Log in to read complete article.

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