Washington State University Energy Summit Tackles Critical Smart Grid Challenges

Washington State University recently hosted its inaugural energy summit on April 2 with a focus on storage technologies, one of the most critical challenges of incorporating renewable energy into the electric power grid.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Senator Maria Cantwell, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, as well as Imre Gyuk, Energy Storage Program Manager, and Pat Hoffman, Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, were among those speaking at the daylong summit, which was held in the Lewis Alumni Centre.

The event, hosted by WSU’s Energy Systems Innovation Center, also featured tours of WSU’s smart grid testing laboratories.

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