We are so pleased to present NEEA’s 2018 Annual Report, which details regional accomplishments, lessons learned, relationships developed and barriers addressed over the past year. Thank you to our funders and stakeholders who dedicate their time, talent and resources toward making energy efficiency a cornerstone of a vibrant and sustainable Northwest.
The next generation of cost-effective, energy efficient innovation depends on collaboration. When Northwest states work together, our energy organizations excel and clear a path to a more sustainable energy future that spurs job creation and drives the economy.
Transforming Markets - The alliance’s Reduced Wattage Lamp Replacement program ended in 2018, but the program’s assets – including a suite of valuable distributor relationships, data collection mechanisms, supply chain contracts and best practices – will continue to support a wide variety of products and local utility programs.
Filling the Region’s Energy Efficiency Pipeline - In 2018, the alliance worked with the market to introduce an innovative HVAC systems approach that promises to dramatically reduce whole-building electric energy use across the Northwest.
Influencing Progressively More Effective Energy Codes – The alliance is applying market transformation principles to the code change process, creating better alignment between the market, utility programs and code.
Turning Data into Actionable Insights – In 2018 the alliance created a user-friendly lighting data dashboard — presenting granular, timely pricing and sales data— to support utility program planning.
Accelerating Natural Gas Efficiency - 2018 brought big strides in the alliance’s efforts to support the market in developing, adopting and calibrating the first natural gas heat pump water heater.
2018 culminated in the adoption of NEEA’s Cycle 6 (2020-2024) Business Plan, which was developed in collaboration with funders and stakeholders from across the region. The Business Plan outlines NEEA’s comprehensive five-year strategy to help the Northwest stay ahead in a rapidly changing energy efficiency landscape.
NEEA’s active engagement and leadership have been instrumental in building the collaboration and coordination required to prepare the North American market, including the Northwest, for gas heat pump water heaters.
Co-created energy savings = all energy savings above baseline that occur in the market due to the combined efforts of utilities, the alliance and other actors.
1 aMW = enough energy to power about 730 Northwest homes per year