Environment & Energy

Energy Northwest picked for BPA pilot project

Energy Northwest has been picked by the Bonneville Power Administration for a pilot project to demonstrate balancing power production with power use through the quick response of users to reduce consumption.

Such balancing could serve as a cost-effective alternative to building additional electricity generating stations or purchasing power.

The energy going into BPA’s electrical system from hundreds of generators has to be matched second-by-second with the energy going out to thousands of customers or the system is disrupted.