December 5, 2022 - Portland, Ore. – Today, the Board of Directors of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) honored the winners of the 2022 Leadership in Energy Efficiency Awards.
The alliance recognized standout teams and individuals in both electric and natural gas efficiency for outstanding collaboration, innovative solutions, and career-long contributions to advancing energy efficiency in the Northwest. New to the awards this year was the Rising Star category, recognizing an emerging leader in energy efficiency. The alliance also presented two Chairperson's Awards, in recognition of individual dedication and effective, long-term commitment to advancing the alliance's work.
"Across the country, energy efficiency is having a bit of a moment, but in the Northwest, we've prioritized efficiency for 25 years," stated Susan E. Stratton, executive director of NEEA. "The alliance's annual Leadership in Energy Efficiency Awards recognizes the visionary commitment of Northwest utilities and industry professionals to take action and make a positive difference on the region's future."
The 2022 Leadership in Energy Efficiency winners include:
"Over the last two plus decades, Deb has been an advocate of the alliance ensuring that rural markets and Montana realize the value of Market Transformation initiatives," stated Stratton. "Energy efficiency in Montana and the Northwest would not be where it is today without Deb Young's commitment and expertise."
Susan Stratton of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance was also recognized with a 2022 Chairperson's Award. Stratton has served as NEEA's Executive Director since 2012 and is retiring from her role in January 2023. Learn more about the nominees and winners.
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is an alliance of more than 140 utilities and energy efficiency organizations working on behalf of more than 13 million energy consumers. NEEA is dedicated to accelerating both electric and gas energy efficiency, leveraging its regional partnerships to advance the adoption of energy-efficient products, services and practices.
Since 1997, NEEA and its partners have saved energy equivalent to powering more than 640,000 homes each year. As the second-largest resource in the Northwest, energy efficiency can help offset most of the region’s new demand for energy, saving money and keeping the Northwest a healthy and vibrant place to live. To learn more about NEEA’s 25-year history of successful market transformation, visit https://neea.org/about-neea/25-years or watch the video.
Carolyn VanWinkle, NEEA
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