Emerging Technologies

Mapping opportunities to advance emerging technologies

In the Northwest, efficiency organizations, utilities, laboratories and others are working together and pooling their resources to identify and refine technologies that perform well and save energy for Northwest consumers, while decreasing risks for the region.

A key driver in helping these emerging technologies succeed is collaboration through the Regional Emerging Technology Advisory Committee, better known as RETAC. To optimize regional investment in energy-efficienttechnologies, RETAC launched a shared, regional emerging technologydatabase in 2017. This database houses informationabout emerging technology products and projects, provides portfolio-levelanalysis and reporting, and facilitates collaboration.

Click the filters on the map below to see active RETAC projects by partner and technology. And, for more details on the alliance’s emerging technology activities across the region, see NEEA’s latest quarterly updates and Emerging Technology reports linked at the bottom of this page. For further information on what emerging tech products and projects are underway in our region, log into Conduit.

Map Instructions
  • Marker Cluster

  • Project Marker

A marker cluster identifies a zip code with multiple projects within it. Click a marker cluster to zoom the map to view more projects, then click a project marker to view a specific project.

* Please note that projects on the map are randomly placed throughout the zip codes they were established in. They do not reflect the actual street address.

Featured Pilot

Water Heating

A Dual-Fuel Approach to Market Transformation

Recognized as a national leader in water-heating Market Transformation, the alliance has blazed the trail for any utility looking to use efficient water heaters to achieve energy efficiency or carbon reduction goals. And now, building on the relationships and lessons learned at the forefront of electric hybrid technology, the alliance is opening the door for gas heat pump water heaters to enter the market with considerable momentum.

2020 Success Stories - Water Heating

Featured Resources

View latest Emerging Tech Reports
Emerging Tech Newsletter - Q4 2021
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