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Advancing 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-efficient technologies, RETAC maintains a regional emerging technology database. This database houses information about emerging technology products and projects, provides portfolio-level analysis and reporting, and facilitates collaboration.

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. 

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

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