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Nov 21, 2013 (3 years and 6 months ago)

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10
25

13

SCC Prog

Announcement




Celebrating 46

years of Exceptional Civic Discourse


T
HE
E
LECTRICAL
E
NERGY
G
RID
101:

M
AKING
S
ALEM

S
E
NERGY
U
SE
S
MARTER

Dr. Wayne Lei, Director of Research and Development,

Portland General Electric


Our power lines supply us with
that currency

of modern
civilization,
electricity,

so prevalent that we largely take it for granted.
However, as with most of our infrastructure, the electrical grid needs
to be updated.


With this in mind, there is a
worldwide

movement to develop
Smart Electrical En
ergy Grids. These are defined
as systems

that use
information and communications technology to gather and act on grid
status information in an automated fashion to improve the efficiency,
reliability, economics and sustainability of the production and
dist
ribution of electricity.

So what would that look like!!??


To find out, please join us on Friday, October 25
th

for Dr.
Wayne Lei’s presentation. He is the Director for Research and
Development at PGE, and is actively involved with the creation and
development in our community, and state, of the Federally funded
$178 million Pacific NW Smart Grid Demonstration Prog
ram (PNW
-
SGDP). He will present us with the

basics of the Smart Grid

and outline what the expectations
are for the PNW
-
SGDP and the

Salem Smart Power Center on 22nd St.

The latter is a large
energy storage center with 1,440 lithium ion batteries capable
of

5 MW (Mega Watts) peak
output and 1.26 MWh (Mega Watt hours) total energy output,
which would be enough energy to
power approximately 38,690 average Oregon homes for 1 day, or 106 homes for 1 yea
r.


Dr. Lei holds a doctorate in Physics from NYU, speciali
zing in Environmental Health
Sciences; a Masters in Biological Science and a BA in Biology. For a decade, he served in the
nuclear industry, and

for over 10 years he has served as Director of R&D

at PGE. There
he has

led studies on environmental, social
and technical issues affecting the Company. In addition, he
manages the Corporate R&D
F
unds and
P
roject
S
election
P
rocess, and works in a liaison role
for PGE with universities and colleges.

Please join us as
we
welcome
Dr. Lei
on
Friday,
October
25
, 2013.

As is our tradition
we meet at the Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill
.

For lunch reservations email
rsvp@salemcityclub.com

before noon Wednesday,
October
23
, 2013. Parking is free. Doors
open at 11:30

AM. For more information on this program please go to
www.salemcityclub.com
.


What:


T
HE
E
LECTRICAL
E
NERGY
G
RID
101:

M
AKING
S
ALEM

S
E
NERGY
U
SE
S
MARTER

When:


Friday,
October
25
, 2013; 11:30 lunch | Noon Program

Where:


Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill in the Spinni
ng Room,1313 Mill St. SE, Salem
97301

Contact:


Hans West

@ 503.363.2422

Email:


info@salemcityclub.com

Web Site:


www.salemcityclub.com


Source:
oregonbest.org