Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has teamed up with Bonneville Power Administration, Portland General Electric and other Northwest utilities to study the load shifting and #energyefficiency potential of heat pump water heaters. The results demonstrate that 90% of evening peak load power can be reduced by switching from uncontrolled electric resistance water heaters to connected heat pump water heaters, while reducing risks for utilities as well as costs to consumers.
This study considered small horsepower energy-efficient pumps, or “smart pumps": packaged systems consisting of a pump, variable speed drive and integrated controls. The report discusses how the alliance can continue to shape the market through activities such as documenting smart pump performance, providing targeted training to supply chain actors, and supporting increased communication among and between supply chain actors.
Efficiency Exchange (EFX20) is coming up on May 12-13, 2020 in Portland.
The conference steering committee is hard at work shaping a great program that reflects the region.
There are several sponsorship opportunities now available for this year’s event, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
NEEA has announced new appointments to its Board of Directors. Founded in 1997, the alliance launched its sixth, five-year business cycle on January 1. The Board welcomed several new members from Northwest organizations and reappointed Ben Otto of the Idaho Conservation League to serve a three-year term as its Public Interest Representative.