The fourth quarter of 2018 concluded a busy and productive year for the alliance. Highlights from 2018 include two new electric market transformation programs, Extended Motor Products and High Performance HVAC, a great deal of momentum in NEEA’s target markets and the approval of the alliance’s 2020-2024 Strategic and Business Plans. The new Business Plan has a five-year electric budget of $159.4M and a natural gas budget of $18.9M, with flexibility to add additional investment opportunities in the future. This is the first alliance plan that combines market transformation activities for both electric and natural gas efficiency.
In December, the alliance presented its fourth annual Leadership in Energy Efficiency awards. These awards recognize individuals and teams for their significant contributions to advancing energy efficiency in the Northwest across three categories of work: Innovation; Collaboration; and Tom Eckman Leadership in Energy Efficiency Lifetime Achievement. On behalf of NEEA staff and the NEEA Board, I would like to congratulate all the winners and nominees.