NEEA Standard Definitions

NEEA Standard Definitions

NEEA uses the following standard definitions in our results reporting process:

Business Plan: A five-year Board-approved plan based on Strategic Plan 

Operations Plan: NEEA’s Board-approved annual plan of operations

Total Regional Savings: Energy savings associated with all market changes. Total Regional Savings equals Net Market Effects plus Local Program Savings and Baseline Savings

Net Market Effects: Savings associated with market change and not counted as Locally Incented or Baseline

Local Program Savings: Energy savings claimed through local utility, Energy Trust of Oregon or Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) energy efficiency programs 

Co-created Savings: Energy savings resulting from the region working together to transform markets. Co-Created Savings equals Net Market Effects plus Local Program Savings 

Baseline Savings: Energy savings from naturally occurring market change without utility, NEEA, BPA or Energy Trust of Oregon intervention

Savings from Current Investments: Energy savings resulting from investments made during the current alliance Business Plan

Savings from All Investments: Energy savings from all NEEA investment since 1997

Annual Target: Annual Operations Plan energy savings target toward five-year business plan goal

Savings Forecast: Energy savings forecasts are based on key assumptions and the latest market data available to NEEA. Savings calculations are subject to change. Forecasts are not reviewed by NEEA’s Cost-Effectiveness Advisory Committee

Alliance Cost-Effectiveness (ACE): Methodology used to calculate energy savings forecasts and cost-effectiveness metrics for NEEA initiatives

Logic Model: Theory of how NEEA intends to intervene in the market and the resulting market changes

Market transformation is the strategic process of intervening in a market to create lasting change.

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