On Thursday June 4th, Grid Forward hosted its fourth Virtual Utility Roundtable, in which a group of members and advisors looked forward to the future by exploring the impact of COVID-19 on grid modernization investments and other capital improvements. This discussion built on earlier virtual utility roundtables in which another group analyzed data and examined...
Read More
On Thursday May 14 Grid Forward hosted its third Virtual Utility Roundtable to continue the assessment of the ongoing impacts on the grid from COVID-19.  The discussion for this roundtable focused on adjusted forecasts and planning. The group included representatives from BPA,  Eugene Water and Electrical Board (EWEB), EPRI, Guidehouse, HECO, Holy Cross Energy, Los...
Read More
Our regional power system is operating in uncharted territory, in real time, due to the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. On Thursday April 16, GridForward hosted a Virtual Roundtable of local and national leaders to see first-hand data on load shape impacts. The group received information and observations from representatives of BPA, Cascade Energy, Clark...
Read More
by Bryce Yonker, Executive Director, Grid Forward We have talked with nearly half of our members one-to-one in the days since the COVID-19 virus has really shut down work as usual. While each organization is in various places to adjust to these new dynamics, we thought we could share a few general observations about emerging...
Read More