Twenty-five years ago, the energy efficiency community in Idaho, Montana, Washington and Oregon created the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) based on a shared belief that together, the region could accomplish far more than it could alone. This past year has emphasized the importance of this unique, collaborative approach. Although the impacts of COVID-19 have reverberated throughout the country, the alliance has adapted to continue to pioneer the transformation of the Northwest’s energy market toward greater efficiency despite market disruptions and health challenges.
2020 marked a year of change that profoundly impacted the industry and energy efficiency in the region. Yet through this challenging and difficult year, the alliance remained committed to its purpose: to pool resources and share risks to transform the market for energy efficiency to the benefit of consumers in the Northwest. Working together in 2020, the alliance: