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 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.
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.