Battelle: Helping reduce energy costs and enhancing power grid

Battelle is spearheading a bold experiment in electric power conservation in the U.S. Pacific Northwest that will help reduce the region’s carbon footprint, smooth out peaks in electricity use, and better integrate intermittent renewable resources—like solar and wind power— to help keep future costs from rising as quickly as they otherwise would. The project provides unprecedented insight into the cost of electricity at any point in time, relaying information about varying demand levels to support informed consumption decisions.