Region funds NEEA’s 2015-2019
Strategic and Business Plans.
Northwest utilities reaffirm commitment to accelerate
electric energy efficiency and further drive market
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), which works on
behalf of more than 140 Northwest utilities and energy
efficiency organizations and 13 million energy consumers,
announced it secured funding at a total of $168.6 million
for its next five-year business cycle.
“NEEA plays a critical role in accelerating energy
efficiency practices, products and services throughout the
region,” said Greg Delwiche, NEEA Board Chair and Deputy
Administrator at Bonneville Power Administration. “On behalf
of NEEA and its Board of Directors, we are thrilled to
maintain our pledge to mobilize the Northwest to become
increasingly energy efficient for a sustainable future.”
Beginning in January, NEEA will implement its 2015-2019
Strategic and Business Plans. NEEA’s Strategic Plan outlines
the organization’s strategic goals for the next five years.
The first is to fill the energy efficiency pipeline with new
products, services, practices and approaches. The second is
to create market conditions to accelerate and sustain the
market adoption of emerging energy efficiency products,
services and practices. These goals constitute the
foundation for NEEA’s electric market transformation work
across Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
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NEEA’s Business Plan
defines how it will deliver unique value to the region, focusing
its endeavors across four strategic markets: consumer products;
residential new construction; commercial new construction and
commercial lighting. NEEA will continue to provide regional data
services and building stock assessments, and scan the market for
and accelerate the development of new, emerging energy
efficiency technologies. NEEA will also maintain its commitment
to increasing codes and standards stringency to spur sustained,
long-term market transformation without continued investment.
The funding organizations forming the alliance for 2015-2019
include Avista Utilities, Bonneville Power Administration,
Chelan County Public Utility District, Clark Public Utilities,
Cowlitz Public Utility District, Energy Trust of Oregon, Idaho
Power, NorthWestern Energy, Pacific Power, Puget Sound Energy,
Seattle City Light, Snohomish County Public Utilities, and
Tacoma Power. Grant County Public Utility District is also
rejoining the alliance in 2015.
NEEA estimates that the activities within the 2015-2019 Business
Plan will eventually result in total regional energy savings of
at least 145 average megawatts by 2019.
“Energy efficiency is the Northwest’s least-cost energy
resource,” said Susan E. Stratton, NEEA’s executive director.
“Northwest utilities and NEEA will continue to transform this
market cost-effectively and efficiently. We reflect on our past
achievements with a great sense of pride, and enthusiastically
embrace the importance of accelerating regional energy
efficiency over NEEA’s next five years.”
NEEA's 2015-2019 Strategic and Business Plans are available
online at neea.org.
About the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is an alliance
of more than 140 Northwest utilities and energy efficiency
organizations working on behalf of more than 13 million energy
consumers. NEEA leverages its strong regional partnerships to
effect market transformation by accelerating the adoption of
energy-efficient products, services and practices. Since 1997,
NEEA and its partners – including Avista Utilities, Bonneville
Power Administration, Chelan County PUD, Clark Public Utilities,
Cowlitz PUD, Energy Trust of Oregon, Grant PUD, Idaho Power,
NorthWestern Energy, Pacific Power, Puget Sound Energy, Seattle
City Light, Snohomish County Public Utilities, and Tacoma Power
– have saved enough energy to power more than 700,000 homes each
year. Energy efficiency can offset most of our new demand for
energy, saving money and keeping the Northwest a healthy and
vibrant place to live.
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