Portland General Electric Request for Information (RFI): Providers of Utility Operable Energy Storage Systems

Posted: May 23, 2016 - 15:34 / RFI / FOA-RFI-RFP

On June 10, 2015 the Oregon Legislature signed House Bill (HB) 2193 into law. The law requires PGE to submit one or more proposals to the commission for developing at least 5 MWh of energy storage by January 1, 2020. A cross-functional team within PGE was soon formed to develop and deliver a diversified portfolio of energy storage resources for compliance with HB 2193 while establishing PGE as a leader in the integration of energy storage. The primary objectives of this cross-functional project team are to 1) procure one or more energy storage systems capable of storing at least 5 MWh of energy, 2) procure additional energy storage systems if economically justified  3) learn how to integrate energy storage technology and control systems seamlessly into PGE’s operations, and 4) achieve a diverse portfolio of storage resources to enhance PGE’s integration of different types of energy storage technologies.

PGE has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to encourage established and experienced companies capable of providing safe, reliable energy storage systems that can benefit their customers. With this RFI, PGE is seeking to understand and evaluate the capabilities and qualifications of companies throughout the energy storage value chain. With this information PGE intends to inform an RFP process over the next 2-3 years to seek firms capable of assisting them to deliver on HB 2193.

Resources:

PGE Energy Storage RFI

PGE Energy Storage RFI Response Form