Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Together We Are Transforming the Northwest - The alliance remains as committed as ever to advancing energy efficiency on behalf of the Northwest. Given this, we are finding new ways to convene and collaborate while meeting the challenges of working remotely. All NEEA staff are currently working regular hours, so please continue to reach out and contact staff as you normally would. As always, we’re here to help. We look forward to continued collaborations with partners to enable lasting market change for the benefit of the Northwest.

Information on Efficiency Exchange Conference Cancellation
 

Efficiency Exchange 2020 Conference Cancelled

BPA and NEEA conference planners have been carefully tracking updates related to COVID-19 to determine how best to prioritize the health and safety of the energy efficiency community. The importance of being pro-active in controlling the spread of the virus has led us to the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Efficiency Exchange Conference scheduled for May 12-13, 2020 in Portland, OR.

We have stopped taking registrations and will be providing refunds for those who have already registered for the conference. The Hyatt Regency Portland will be in touch directly with anyone who has reserved a room with them.

While taking this action removes an opportunity for us to meet, network and exchange best practices, we’re confident it’s the prudent thing to do. The planning team will be seeking ways to leverage the compelling content that’s already been developed for use in future online learning or collaboration opportunities. Thank you for your understanding.

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