- Portland General Electric (PGE) has proposed a residential demand response (DR) program as part of its Smart Grid Test Bed project, and wants authorization to default customers into a peak time rebate program offering $1/kWh for reductions.
- The pilot, which would be offered through June 2022, would also test opt-in approaches to direct load control programs offered with different rates. The utility is aiming for a 66% participation rate, which it says is about 10 times national average DR participation rates.
- The utility says it would call DR events if energy load is forecasted to be in the top 1% of annual load hours, and in other situations depending on market and generation factors.
(Comment: With rebates this size, paying for rooftop solar, tesla batteries and geothermal installations would be swift. I do hope this comes to Ottawa. Art)
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