A Note from the Executive Director
At NEEA’s annual meeting in December, the Board of Directors approved the organization’s 2022 Operations Plan, which outlines key activities and priorities for the coming year. Among other things, the Plan supports advancing several new programs through NEEA’s initiative lifecycle, implementing an internal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion action plan, completing NEEA’s Cycle 7 (2025-2029) strategic planning process, fielding the Residential Building Stock Assessment, and leveraging growing national attention on energy efficiency to support alliance programs and accelerate market transformation opportunities for the Northwest.
In November, congress passed the Bipartisan infrastructure bill, which includes funds for the low income Weatherization Assistance Program, the State Energy Program, and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. The administration also committed $1.8 billion to support retrofits and building performance standards at the state and local level. NEEA is following these developments closely and identifying opportunities to leverage federal initiatives to support Market Transformation work in the Northwest.
NEEA celebrated 25 years as a regional alliance in 2021. For a quarter of a century, the alliance has accelerated the adoption of energy efficiency in the Northwest by aggregating resources and distributing risk. I am looking forward to continued collaboration with the region and carrying on this important work for the benefit of all consumers in the Northwest. For more information about the alliance and its 25-year history, please visit our website to view NEEA’s 25th anniversary video.