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Powering the next generation

 

The challenge: Understanding the interaction and performance of electric vehicle charging stations

 

The solution: Electric Avenue, an electric vehicle charging infrastructure pilot project in the heart of downtown Portland

 

Why it matters: This power engineering teaching laboratory, supported by a Portland General Electric Foundation grant, gives students educational pathways and hands-on learning. It forms a strategic alliance between PGE and PSU, strengthening Portland’s reputation for developing and implementing urban sustainability.

 

Where it matters: In Portland, in the Pacific Northwest, and beyond — anywhere that can benefit from highly-trained power engineers and proven electric vehicle infrastructure.

 

Research Highlight