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New natural gas heat pump technology could double efficiency

This month, a group of Northwest utilities and energy efficiency organizations will begin field-testing Tecogen’s Ilios, a gas-fired high-efficiency water heater for commercial buildings. The region’s first Ilios unit will be installed at a retirement community in Salem, Oregon, served by NW Natural.


Idaho Power Energy Efficiency Savings Increased in 2016 

Idaho Power customers helped save more than 170,792 megawatt-hours of energy by participating in energy efficiency activities last year. That's enough electricity to serve more than 14,000 average-sized homes in the Idaho Power service area for a year, and it's a 4-percent increase from the previous year, according to the company's Demand-Side Management 2016 Annual Report.


Registration Now Open for EFX17

Efficiency Exchange will be held May 9-10 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. EFX17 is the premier networking and learning event for energy efficiency professionals across the Northwest.

Latest Research

Setting a new standard for electric motors

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Energy efficiency stakeholders, manufacturers, and the alliance established a collaboration forum - the Motor Coalition - to influence a standard regulating energy consumption in electric motors. The work of the coalition fundamentally changed the structure of the Department of Energy’s original proposal, and significantly accelerated the adoption date of the standard. According to this evaluation, 61 percent of the savings from the Electric Motors standard will result from the Motor Coalition activities.

Read the evaluation



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