PNW: Smart grid benefits shown to outweigh costs

Smart grid benefits shown to outweigh costs

The Bonneville Power Administration just released a comprehensive business case analysis detailing the costs and benefits of the implementation of smart grid technologies in the Pacific Northwest, showing significant benefits in a number of areas.

The study was conducted in conjunction with our region’s Smart Grid Demonstration Project, a $178 million project demonstrating a variety of Smart Grid technologies.

Smart grid benefits shown to outweigh costs.

The complete, interim report, which has been under development since 2009 and which represents a large investment in regional business analysis, can be found here.

This report also forecasts an investment in the region of up to $10 billion to implement smart grid in the region.  This could represent large business opportunities for Oregon businesses to capture,.