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Portland General Electric Smart Meter Project
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Lead Organization:
Portland General Electric
HQ Location:
Portland, Oregon
Project Contact Information:
Name:
 Brianne Hyder
Email:
 brianne.hyder@pgn.com
Address:

121 Southwest Salmon Street
Portland, OR 97204-2977
Tel: 800-542-8818

 
Project URL:
http://www.PortlandGeneral.com/SmartMeter 
Project Summary:

Portland General Electric (PGE), headquartered in Portland, OR, is one of the utilities in the United States that hold a higher percentage of renewable energy consumers according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) annual report in 2009 [1, 2]. The project which started in 2009, aimed to install meters communicating via a wireless network identical to the cellular phone network, to provide for a 2-way communication between PGE and its residential and commercial consumers [1, 3, 4, 5]. PGE selected the Sensus' FlexNet advanced metering infrastructure solution.

PGE planned to complete the smart meter installation for about 850,000 consumers in Oregon by September 2010 [1, 2]. 825,00 0 smart meters were installed as stated in a report [7]. The capital cost of the project was expected to be $130-135 million [6], which increased to $140-145 million according to [7]. AMI was purchased from Sensus Metering. Residential and smaller business customer meters were to be installed by Wellington Energy [6].

Additional Information:

For more information about the smart meter program, including an installation schedule, visit http://www.portlandgeneral.com/our_company/energy_strategy/smart_grid/sm...

References:

[1] Portland General Electric Website. URL: http://www.portlandgeneral.com/
[2] Smart Grid News, May 2010. URL: http://www.smartgridnews.com/artman/publish/Key_Players_Utilities_News/R...
[3] TD world, May 2009. URL: http://tdworld.com/smart_grid_automation/pge-smart-meter-installation-09...
[4] Metering.com, 2008. URL: http://www.metering.com/node/12880
[5] European Smart Metering Alliance, Annual Report 2009, URL: http://eaci-projects.eu/iee/fileshow.jsp?att_id=13064&place=pa&url=ESMA_...
[6] Portland General Electric Website, URL: http://investors.portlandgeneral.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=377447
[7] Smart Meters- a better way to manage energy, PGE. URL: http://www.portlandgeneral.com/our_company/energy_strategy/smart_grid/do...