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Latest Issue: 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

January 2019

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

December 2018

  • Come with us to DistribuTECH
  • BC phases out non-EVs
  • Smart Grid NW visits the Hill
  • Xcel no-carbon target & more NW grid news

November 2018

  • PGE Smart Grid Test Bed Interview
  • Meet the new Seattle-Area Utility GMs
  • GridFWD 2018 Post-Event Survey Results
  • New solar+storage project, energy related election results & more NW grid news

October 2018

  • PGE announces proposal for a Smart Grid Test Bed
  • Vote! – Oregon & Washington Energy Initiatives
  • Grid Modernization Tour in Vancouver BC
  • New energy VC fund and more NW grid news