Commercial Energy Metering Study

Businesses across the Northwest are helping the region reach greater energy efficiency by participating in the Commercial Energy Metering Study. 

About the Commercial Energy Metering Study  

A need for a better understanding of electricity in the region has grown with changes in, electric appliances, heating and cooling systems, water heating, and newer electricity uses like LED lighting and electric vehicles.

A group of utilities and regional organizations came together to collaborate on this long-term Northwest commercial study of electricity use. This group includes Avista Utilities, Bonneville Power Administration, Clark Public Utilities, Energy Trust of Oregon, Eugene Water & Electric Board, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, The Northwest Power and Conservation Council, PacifiCorp, Portland General Electric, Puget Sound Energy, Seattle City Light, Snohomish PUD, and Tacoma Power.  

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and its partner DNV GL are currently seeking businesses to participate in the Commercial Energy Metering Study (CEMS).  This study will measure energy use by businesses throughout the Northwest.   Firms that participated in the Commercial Building Stock Assessment  are welcome to join this study, but it is open to any managers or owners of commercial buildings that would like to help energy efficiency in the Northwest. No identifying information will be released.

Interested in learning more? For more information about the Commercial Energy Metering Study, please contact DNV GL at or call 707-205-5502.