I am so pleased to share NEEA’s 2017 Annual Report: Progress through Partnership. Four years ago, NEEA’s Board created a five year (2015-2019) Business Plan based on the region's collective vision for Northwest market transformation. Looking back over the alliance’s 2017 accomplishments, it’s clear that this vision is becoming a reality.
Energy efficiency is critical to Montana’s energy future and that of the entire region. By working together to drive innovation and remove barriers to energy efficiency, Northwest utilities and energy efficiency organizations are moving us all toward a more sustainable and prosperous future.
In 2017, regional lighting managers partnered to create a user-friendly tool to help commercial and industrial customers get the most out of their lighting retrofit projects. Watch the video to hear how regional collaboration is benefiting Northwest customers.
In 2017, the Regional Emerging Technology Advisory Committee created the Northwest's first shared emerging technology database. Developed by NEEA staff, the database houses information about regional emerging technology products and projects and will increase coordination and optimize regional investment in emerging technologies.
Clothes dryers use more electricity than almost any other household appliance. In 2017, the alliance partnered with ENERGY STAR and dryer manufacturers to increase awareness and availability of super-efficient heat pump dryers to Northwest consumers.
Luminaire Level Lighting Controls combine LEDs with integrated controls and sensors to deliver significant energy savings. Northwest utilities and efficiency organizations are working together to bring these advanced lighting solutions to Northwest customers.
NEEA’s Natural Gas Collaborative works with technology developers, manufacturers, trade associations, and others to accelerate the development of efficient natural gas technologies for the benefit of Northwest consumers.
The Residential Building Stock Assessment (RBSA) is a broad regional study that provides vital information about energy use in single-family, multi-family and manufactured homes across the Northwest. RBSA data supports utility staff in planning, managing and measuring efficiency programs.
Everyone in our industry understands the need for higher efficiency water heater technology, but we simply wouldn’t be this far ahead with product development without the support of NEEA and Northwest utilities.
Co-created energy savings are those that the region and local programs deliver above an established baseline
1 aMW = enough energy to power about 730 Northwest homes per year