PGE’s Salem Smart Power Center (SSPC) is an Energy Storage Facility in Salem, Oregon. The project has a 5 MW, 1.25 MWh storage resource designed to increase distribution system reliability, aid renewable resource integration and decrease peak-price risk. The ESF is a key aspect of PGE’s Salem Smart Power project associated with the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project test phase which began September, 2012.

PGE expects demand response and utility-scale storage system use to contribute to decreases in the cost of energy: first, by shifting demand from one market-time-period to another; and finally as a renewable resource optimization technology, where the MW-scale system may be used to follow an intermittent renewable resource, such as solar or wind. (CapEx shown below covers the entire Salem project not the energy storage facility alone)

Lithium-ion Battery