Cycling into higher energy savings
Northwest consumers own six million electric clothes dryers, the largest energy-consuming standard appliance in most homes. Transforming these to more efficient heat pump clothes dryers represents a potential of 180 average megawatts (aMW) of energy savings for the region.
NEEA works with manufacturers to influence product design and minimize risk for its utility partners by conducting laboratory tests of new products before they are widely distributed in the market, and supporting manufacturers and retailers as they deploy tested products into the market. NEEA also works at the federal level to influence more stringent federal test protocols and more stringent
Now that these energy-efficient products are in the market, NEEA works with its partners to increase product availability and drive demand for heat pump clothes dryers.