Modern & Resilient Energy Infrastructure

Exploring buying opportunities related to green infrastructure, including smart grid technology and renewable energy systems

Avista Energy

Michael Diedesch, Lead Smart City Engineer

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The technologies Avista will need to support the transition to a more distributed and efficient electric system will operate under a different paradigm than today: moving from monolithic to modular, from centralized to distributed and from vendor lock in to agile and innovative choices which reduce integration cost and technical debt.

Avista needs technologies such as Distributed Management Systems (DMS), Outage Management Systems (OMS), Capacity Remuneration Mechanisms (CRM) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to be highly flexible, integrated, adaptive and cost effective in order to engage closer with customers through changing regulatory frameworks and new business models, while still maintaining the safe and reliable infrastructure customers rely on.


Snohomish County Public Utility District

Jessica Matlock, Strategic Accounts & New Initiatives

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The Snohomish County Public Utility District (SnoPUD), a not for profit public utility district, is actively exploring potential opportunities to support transportation electrification and ensure efficiency and resiliency of the grid system in our service area, so that benefits are maximized for our customers. As an integrated electricity generator, transmitter and retailer, SnoPUD is looking for strategies and technology solutions to ensure that the grid is optimized including: smart-grid technologies (e.g., demand/response systems, load management systems, etc.), energy storage systems, and data collection and analysis tools and software. SnoPUD is interested in partnerships for new electrical load infrastructure including electric vehicle charging infrastructure and related technologies.



David Woodson, Managing Director, Energy & Water Services

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UBC needs more effective Emergency and Backup Power Supply to the UBC Campus while reducing GHGs and increasing energy resiliency. UBC is looking for:

  1. solutions that can provide affordable and reliable technologies for the elimination of diesel back generators that power uninterrupted power supply (UPS) systems and critical IT infrastructure, and
  2. systems to shift electrical loads to reduce campus’ peak electrical demand and future response services.