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Latest Issue: June 2020

  • New Podcasts with Debra Smith and Justin Segall
  • Board Chair Scott Harden Now CTO of Microsoft Energy
  • Latest Roundtable Explores Capital/Investment Impacts
  • Grid Forward Annual Meeting Goes Virtual in August
  • Regional Utilities Join in I5 Clean Transit Corridor Study
  • Spotlight Member: Portland General Electric
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May 2020

  • Videos on COVID impacts to load, forecasts, investment
  • Podcasts with Hawaii PUC, Strategen, Tacoma
  • Grid modernization summaries from GridFWD
  • Virtual town hall for members is full
  • Recaps from virtual utility roundtables
  • Spotlight member: Greenlots
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April 2020

  • Roundtable examines COVID-19 impacts on load shape
  • Regional COVID-19 resources and updates
  • Grid Forward preps for May Virtual Town Hall
  • NREL publications, HECO 830 MWh battery and more
  • Spotlight member: EQUS
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March 2020

  • Grid Forward COVID-19 statement and update
  • Virtual roundtable series for members
  • Cadmus article: Decarbonization, Electrification and EE
  • Grid Forward launches policy updates
  • Alaska SB123 OKs new reliability organization
  • Online events and webinars
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February 2020

  •  GridFWD 2020 in Seattle Oct. 13-14
  • Grid Forward Policy Engagement Ramps up
  • Utility Roundtable on Grid Resiliency
  • Oregon Approves PGE Transportation Electrification Plan
  • Member Spotlight: Varentec
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January 2020

  • Managing EVs for revenue and decarbonization
  • CETA enters next stage of strategy effort
  • Grid Modernization in the 2020s part 2 and poll
  • See you at DistribuTECH
  • Member spotlight: LO3 Energy
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December 2019

  • Cadmus article on expert insights about EIM
  • Grid Forward delegation brings back report from D.C.
  • Grid Modernization in the 2020s – first part of series
  • New team members, happy holidays to all
  • Member spotlight: Utilidata
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November 2019

  • Navigant article – “Put the Customer First”
  • Join us at gridCONNEXT and on Capital Hill
  • Clearing Up reports on utility culture shifts
  • Two ways to put your stamp on GridFWD 2020
  • Featured member: BPA
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October 2019

  •  5 Utility Executive Talk About Grid Modernization
  • Last Chance to Join Us at DistribuTECH
  • BPA Workshops Advance EIM Process
  • Featured member: Snohomish PUD
  • More regional grid news, events and jobs
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September 2019

  • GridFWD 2019 program released – deadline approaches
  • BPA responds to article on financial challenges
  • Two new articles on grid innovation
  • SECC and OpenADR workshops in Seattle
  • Featured member: Amazon Web Services
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Summer 2019

  • CEO speakers confirmed for GridFWD 2019
  • Grid innovation talk: “it’s show time”
  • Clearing Up examines Grid Forward launch
  • Puget Sound Energy names Mary E. Kipp president
  • Last Smart Grid NW newsletter & more grid news

June 2019

  • Why Grid Forward? Why now?
  • Add gridforward.org to your Safe Senders list
  • 2nd Grid Modernization Lab call
  • Colstrip units 1 and 2 retiring in 2019
  • Last Smart Grid NW newsletter & more grid news

May 2019

  • Avista and Tuscan Electric Power Join EIM
  • See the speakers for Grid Forward launch event
  • 3 microgrids, 3 approaches to resiliency
  • WA State $38M clean energy funding
  • Grid Modernization paper from Cadmus & more NW grid news

April 2019

  • Idaho Power’s Lisa Grow on 100% Clean Energy
  • Accelerating grid innovation, at our annual meeting
  • The Future Grid: new GridFWD post from Cadmus
  • Sneak peak at GridFWD 2019 speakers
  • WA House Passes 100% Clean Energy Bill & more NW grid news

March 2019

  • June 20 member meeting and announcement
  • Getting value from AMI data – six insights
  • NEW: regional workshop series starts in 2019
  • Sneak peak at GridFWD 2019 speakers
  • 100% clean energy in WA & more NW grid news

February 2019

  • PGE and NextEra combine wind, solar, storage
  • What people were talking about at DistribuTECH
  • The impact of grid mod on core values
  • Bring your best game to GridFWD 2019
  • More grid modernization news

January 2019

  • Avista & Duke invest in OpenDSP
  • Cadmus reports topics from GridFWD
  • Come with us to DistribuTECH
  • BPA DER cross-share
  • More grid modernization news

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