In 2009, longtime NEEC Member Performance Mechanical Group (PMG) of Kent WA, identified a glaring need to address the excessive energy use of rooftop packaged HVAC units (RTUs) and invented a groundbreaking efficiency product that is catching on all across the country. The patented CATALYST Efficiency Enhancing Controller is now regarded as the nation's leading energy efficiency solution for constant volume HVAC systems, reducing their energy use by 25%-50%.
NEEC member, RHT Energy Solutions, joined forces with Rogue Valley Council of Governments to create a successful, community-based solar program to help residents and business owners of Jackson and Josephine counties overcome the financial and logistical hurdles of going solar. Rogue Solar is able to offer the exclusive Rogue Solar Discount because they obtained a bulk-purchase price through a local solar photovoltaic panel distributor. In Round 1 of Rogue Solar, a record 40% of the people who signed up for the free solar site assessment have implemented solar projects. Rog
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), a non-profit organization working to accelerate energy efficiency in the Northwest, announced its 2013 Board of Directors. NEEA's Board of Directors has elected Jim West to serve as Board Chair. West has served as the Assistant General Manager, Customer and Energy Services for Snohomish Public Utility District since February 2009, and most recently served as NEEA's Board Secretary. In addition, the board welcomed several new members to replace members whose terms were expiring. Incoming 2013 NEEA Board members include:
Join the Board of Directors of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC) for a business lunch and industry presentation by Scott Morris, CEO of Avista. NEEC is a non-profit industry membership organization representing companies that provide energy efficiency products and services to the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors.
Free to NEEC members - NEEC will host two webinars this month with updates on both the Washington and Oregon Legislatures. NEEC governmental affairs representatives will provide an update and be available to answer any questions you might have.
The legislative session has begun in both Northwest states this month. In Washington State, the political make-up of the Senate has changed with a pre-session decision by two elected Democratic Senators' decision to caucus with Republicans, shifting the balance of power in that body to the Republican party. The newly elected Governor, Democrat Jay Inslee will attempt to govern with a now divided legislature. Education and the budget deficit are likely to be the dominant issues in 2013.
Richard Génecé has joined the Bonneville Power Administration on Jan. 7th, as the agency’s vice president of Energy Efficiency. Génecé brings with him more than two decades of energy efficiency, sustainability and marketing experience to the position.
In making the announcement, BPA Senior Vice President for Power Services Greg Delwiche expressed enthusiasm about the opportunity to add a senior executive of Génecé’s experience and ability to the Power Services management team.