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Northwest Sees Strong Energy Efficiency Performance in 2016

NEEA’s Annual Report highlights accomplishments; celebrates twenty years of
transforming markets

Portland, Ore. – June 28, 2017 – Representing the collective impact of 140 Northwest utilities, the Bonneville Power Administration and the Energy Trust of Oregon, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) today released its 2016 Annual Report.

 “Energy efficiency helps create jobs in our region, supports a strong economy and provides a cleaner environment for future generations,” stated Washington State Governor Jay Inslee. “By working together to accelerate the adoption of energy-efficient products and practices, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance is helping to create a vibrant and sustainable Northwest for us all – and showing the rest of the country how it’s done.”

The report highlights regional accomplishments and results marking the twentieth anniversary of the regional alliance. Working together, the region delivered more than 1,436 aMW of energy savings since 1996, benefitting consumers and business across the Northwest.

 “As we shift our gaze to the next 20-years of regional energy efficiency, we’d like to thank our funders, the utilities and energy efficiency organizations of the alliance,” said Susan Stratton, NEEA’s executive director. “Your continued leadership and commitment to delivering energy-efficient options to Northwest customers is making energy efficiency a cornerstone of a vibrant, sustainable Northwest.”   

NEEA’s 2016 Annual Report is available to the public, online at

About the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is an alliance of more than 140 utilities and energy efficiency organizations working on behalf of more than 13 million energy consumers. NEEA is dedicated to accelerating both electric and gas energy efficiency, leveraging its regional partnerships to advance the adoption of energy-efficient products, services and practices.

Since 1997, NEEA and its partners have saved enough energy to power more than 900,000 homes each year. As the second-largest resource in the Northwest, energy efficiency can offset most of our new demand for energy, saving money and keeping the Northwest a healthy and vibrant place to live.