Transactive Energy Controls Survive First Test in Pacific Northwest

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For the past five years, a consortium of researchers, technology companies, and power utilities have been testing a novel power delivery system in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

The Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration project was far reaching and had more than 50 experiments, but the most cutting edge was testing transactive controls for the power grid. The project was led by Battelle and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. 

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