As a provider of an essential service, we are working to ensure we are here for our customers, our community and our employees as coronavirus impacts the region.

With Governor Inslee’s Safe Start Washington county-by-county phased re-opening approach, PSE is gradually returning maintenance and construction crews back into the field and offices. PSE’s highest priority is the health and safety of our employees and communities. As such, we continue to adhere to current CDC guidance regarding COVID-19 while working in our community.

We are requiring our employees to maintain physical distancing while working in the field and offices. We encourage our customers to do the same when engaging with our employees.

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How can battery storage create a better energy future for our customers?

Batteries have the potential to solve energy challenges we all care about. They can provide temporary back-up power when you experience an outage, store energy from solar panels, help businesses manage their usage, and much more. Their ability to provide storage for renewables, like wind and solar, can also support our customers’ and PSE’s desire for cleaner energy.

But when it comes to battery storage installations, it’s not one-size-fits-all. Across our service area, there are unique geographic and weather challenges, different energy needs, and varying infrastructure. That’s why we’re testing and installing batteries in a number of local places to evaluate how this exciting and rapidly-evolving technology can provide safe, reliable, and affordable options for homes, businesses, and communities. By committing to innovation now, our battery projects and other Grid Modernization initiatives are creating a better energy future for us all.

Check out some of our current projects in this short video


Battery Storage
BATTERY BASICS

A battery's energy capacity is typically given in MWh or kWh. A fully-charged 15kWh battery, for example, could supply 1kW of power continuously for 15 hours.

State-of-charge (%) is a battery's level of charge relative to its total energy capacity.

A cycle is the process of fully charging and discharging a (rechargeable) battery's energy capacity.

The load you place on a battery will affect how long its charge lasts. For instance, a central air conditioner generally places a much higher load on a home battery than a portable fan.

Battery storage

Battery Storage Projects

Learn about PSE’s battery storage projects and demonstrations and what we’re testing.

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Frequently asked question

Battery Storage FAQ

How battery-savvy are you? Get answers to the most frequently asked questions.

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Using batteries to store your own power

Interested in installing your own residential battery?

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