April 2011 was a month of connections within the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project as many of the project’s participants demonstrated they could successfully send and receive the project’s transactive incentive signal, which communicates data and information that will allow utilities to react quickly to changes in demand, price and availability. The signal is the heart of the project and will enable the region’s grid to become safer, greener, stronger and more reliable. (Read more about the transactive incentive signal in the Winter 2011 newsletter) On April 7, engineers from Bonneville Power Administration and Alstom Grid successfully established a digital data connection to Battelle’s Electricity Infrastructure Operations Center, or EIOC.
Download PNW-SGDP one step closer to seamless communication: milestone met as demo participants link up at the EIOC.