Michael Colgrove

Executive Director

Energy Trust is an independent nonprofit organization charged by the Oregon Public Utility Commission with investing in cost-effective energy conservation, helping to pay the above-market costs of renewable energy resources, and encouraging energy market transformation in Oregon. Its mission is to change the way utility customers produce and use energy by investing in energy efficiency and renewable resources. Oregon customers of its affiliated utilities fund Energy Trust’s programs through a small charge on their utility bills. Between 2002 and 2015, the nonprofit has saved and generated 666 average megawatts of electricity and saved 45 million annual therms of natural gas—helping participating utility customers save $2.3 billion on their utility bills. Over the 2015-2019 Strategic Plan period, Energy Trust expects to secure 240 average megawatts of electricity and 24 million annual therms of natural gas from efficiency programs and 10 average megawatts of electric generation from new renewable resources.