About NEEA

Our Purpose - The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is an alliance of utilities and partners that pools resources and shares risks to transform the market for energy efficiency to the benefit of all consumers in the Northwest.


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 to increase the adoption of energy-efficient products, services and practices. To do this, the alliance identifies and removes market barriers to energy efficiency to drive permanent change throughout the supply chain. This formalized, lasting approach is known as Market Transformation.

Over the last twenty five years, the alliance has developed a proven Market Transformation framework built on data, technical expertise, and reciprocal, long-lasting relationships with regional and national market actors and organizations. Since 1997, alliance Market Transformation activities have saved equivalent to enough electricity to power over half a million homes each year.


Market Transformation is a collaborative process. One that utilities, energy efficiency organizations, market partners and stakeholders each play a crucial role in.

Through the alliance, utilities and energy efficiency organizations join forces to pool resources; sharing the risks and costs to advance energy efficiency. In turn, these organizations and their customers directly benefit from the advancement of sustained energy-efficient market change. The alliance works at a regional and national level to influence the supply chain and increase the market’s ability to deliver energy efficiency while individual organizations work locally to stimulate customer demand. In this way, each organization remains focused on its customers and their unique needs, while simultaneously having a seat at the table with national and international market actors, government bodies and national energy efficiency organizations.

By pooling resources, individual organizations aren’t required to take on the risk—or the cost—of Market Transformation efforts alone and can spend resources only where and when they’re needed. These efforts result in permanent market change - often in the form of new energy codes and standards that continue to deliver energy savings long after the investment period.



Market Transformation targets specific market barriers to permanently change the purchasing decisions and priorities of consumers by influencing product development, stocking practices and decision-making throughout the supply chain.


NEEA scans the market to identify new energy efficiency opportunities. Promising technologies and approaches are vetted through NEEA’s testing and validation process—which may include lab and field testing or small-scale pilots—to ensure they save energy and meet the needs of customers.

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The alliance conducts a variety of planned interventions that target various market actors throughout the supply chain to overcome known barriers. One example of a market intervention is the creation of product performance specifications that provide manufacturers with consistent guidance and requirements for developing energy-efficient products. They also send a signal to manufacturers that a market exists for these more efficient products, which helps to demonstrate the strong business case for efficiency.

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NEEA’s market research plays an important role in identifying barriers and cost-effective opportunities to move the market toward greater efficiency. This research allows the alliance to develop targeted intervention strategies and to track and evaluate the impact of these activities. The alliance drives the market towards efficiency by partnering with technical experts to propose improvements to energy codes, equipment standards and test procedures. Simultaneously, the alliance provides training and education on best practices for meeting code and optimizing energy performance and savings to help the region adapt to these code changes.

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Cultivating relationships with market partners enables the alliance to demonstrate the ways that energy-efficient products, services and practices can support their existing business models. By helping trade ally groups, retailer and distributor networks, and manufacturers remove barriers and seize opportunities, the alliance builds trusting relationships that drive mutually beneficial energy efficiency progress across regional and national markets.

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Robust data sharing is often a key component of the alliance’s value exchange with market partners. Timely, granular sales data from market partners helps the alliance identify further gaps in the market and uncover cost-effective opportunities for future Market Transformation efforts. By identifying these gaps and opportunities, the alliance can refine program design with more targeted market barriers, develop corresponding interventions, identify opportunities for more stringent specifications, calibrate incentive levels, and further codes and standards.

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Market Transformation is an ongoing process leveraging multiple strategies to build a foundation based on past efforts, knowledge gained, data acquisition and analysis, and consistent third-party evaluation. For twenty-five years, the alliance has honed and adapted this proven set of strategies and tactics to ensure a strong, cost-effective energy future for today’s consumers and future generations.


Commitment to Diversity

NEEA is an alliance of utilities that pools resources and shares risks to transform the market for energy efficiency to the benefit of consumers in the Northwest. Market transformation is our destination.
Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to how we get there.

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to successfully and sustainably transforming markets for energy efficiency. It is at the heart of NEEA's mission to represent the Northwest's collective voice
and transform the market for the benefit of all consumers in the Northwest.

NEEA strives to be an active part of a regional business culture that achieves diversity, equity and inclusion in its employees and business partners.

Transforming the Energy Efficiency Marketplace

The alliance represents the market power of the Northwest’s 13 million consumers, working to build trust and credibility with regional and national entities. View NEEA's current bylaws, the Board Manual and 2020-2024 Budget by funding organization.

With Further Support From
  • Idaho
  • City of Albion

    City of Bonners Ferry

    City of Burley

    City of Declo

    City of Heyburn

    City of Minidoka

    City of Plummer 

    City of Rupert

    City of Soda Springs 

    City of Weiser

    Clearwater Power Company

    East End Mutual Electric Company, LTD

    Fall River Electric Cooperative

    Farmers Electric Company, Ltd.

    Idaho County Light and Power Cooperative Association, Inc.

    Idaho Falls Power

    Kootenai Electric Cooperative, Inc.

    Lost River Electric Cooperative, Inc.

    Northern Lights, Inc.

    Raft River Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.

    Riverside Electric Company, LTD

    Salmon River Electric Cooperative, Inc.

    South Side Electric Lines, Inc.

    United Electric Co-op, Inc

  • Montana
  • Big Horn County Electric Cooperative, Inc.

    Central Montana Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.

    City of Troy

    Flathead Electric Cooperative, Inc.

    Glacier Electric Cooperative, Inc.

    Lincoln Electric Cooperative, Inc.

    Mission Valley Power

    Missoula Electric Cooperative, Inc.

    Ravalli County Electric Cooperative, Inc.

    Southern Montana Electric G&T Cooperative, Inc.

    Vigilante Electric Cooperative, Inc.

    Western Montana Electric G&T Cooperative, Inc.

  • Nevada
  • Wells Rural Electric Company

  • Oregon
  • Blachly-Lane Electric Cooperative

    Canby Utility Board

    Central Electric Cooperative, Inc.

    Central Lincoln People's Utility District

    City of Ashland

    City of Bandon

    City of Cascade Locks

    City of Drain

    City of Forest Grove

    City of Hermiston

    City of Monmouth

    Clatskanie People's Utility District

    Columbia Basin Electric Cooperative, Inc.

    Columbia Power Cooperative Association

    Columbia River People's Utility District

    Consumers Power, Inc.

    Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative, Inc.

    Cowlitz PUD

    Douglas Electric Cooperative, Inc.

    Emerald People's Utility District


    Harney Electric Cooperative, Inc.

    Hood River Electric Cooperative

    Lane Electric Cooperative, Inc.

    McMinnville Water and Light Commission

    Midstate Electric Cooperative, Inc.

    Milton-Freewater Light & Power

    Northern Wasco County People's Utility District

    Oregon Trail Electric Consumers Cooperative, Inc.

    Pacific Northwest Generating Cooperative

    Portland General Electric

    Salem Electric

    Springfield Utility Board

    Tillamook County PUD No. 1

    Umatilla Electric Cooperative

    Umpqua Indian Utility Cooperative

    Wasco Electric Cooperative

    West Oregon Electric Cooperative, Inc.

  • Washington
  • Alder Mutual Light Co., Inc.

    Asotin County PUD No. 1

    Benton County PUD No. 1

    Benton Rural Electric Association

    Big Bend Electric Cooperative, Inc.

    City of Blaine

    City of Centralia

    City of Cheney 

    City of Chewelah

    City of Ellensburg

    City of McCleary 

    City of Milton

    City of Port Angeles

    City of Sumas

    Clallum County PUD No. 1

    Columbia Rural Electric Association

    Consolidated Irrigation District No. 19

    Douglas County PUD No. 1

    Elmhurst Mutual Power & Light Company

    Energy Northwest

    Ferry County PUC No. 1

    Franklin County PUD No. 1

    Grant County PUD No. 2

    Grays Harbor County PUD No. 1

    Inland Power and Light Company

    Jefferson County PUD No. 1

    Kittitas County PUD No. 1

    Klickitat County PUD No. 1

    Lakeview Light and Power

    Lewis County PUD No. 1

    Mason County PUD No. 1

    Mason County PUD No. 3

    Modern Electric Water Company

    Nespelem Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc.

    Ohop Mutual Light Company

    Okanogan County Electric Cooperative, Inc.

    Okanogan County PUD No. 1

    Orcas Power and Light Cooperative

    Pacific County PUD No. 2

    Parkland Light & Water Company

    Pend Oreille County PUD No. 1

    Peninsula Light Company

    Richland, City of

    Skamania County PUD No. 1

    South Columbia Basin Irrigation District

    Tanner Electric Cooperative

    Town of Coulee Dam

    Town of Eatonville

    Town of Steilacoom

    Vera Water and Power

    Wahkiahum County PUD No. 1

    Whatcom County PUD No. 1

    Yakama Power

  • Outlying
  • Surprise Valley Electrification Corporation

    Sierra Pacific Power Company dba NV Energy

    Wells Rural Electric Company

    Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems

    Lower Valley Energy, Inc.