The Post-2011 Review is an opportunity for BPA to engage with customers and stakeholders in a review of BPA's energy efficiency Post-2011 framework, which took effect on October 1, 2011. The framework aligned the agency's energy efficiency program with BPA's tiered rates methodology. At the conclusion of Phase 1 of BPA's Energy Efficiency Post-2011 public process (August 2010), BPA committed to a public review of the framework. BPA is beginning the review process by performing informal outreach to customers and stakeholders.
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:
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.
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.
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Council is proud to be an ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Campaign Participant, part of EPA's ongoing efforts to help save energy and money. The ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Campaign is a nationwide effort to assist and recognize organizations for reducing the energy consumed by computers. Learn how you can reduce your carbon footprint and save up to $50 per computer annually.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) which serves electricity to Los Angeles will be using an automatic rate adjustment mechanism called decoupling. The Los Angeles City Council this month approved decoupling, making it the first public power utility in the country to do so (a handful of investor owned utilities have incorporated the concept).
NEEC had the opportunity to present at the 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. The first paper presented Leveraging National Guidelines for Building Operator Credentialing discusses the increasing importance of establishing a national standard for training and certifying building operators. The second paper Job Placement for the Unemployed through Partnerships with Industry-Recognized Credential Programs details the benefits of training unemployed workers with the long term goal of job placement. To view papers, click below.
Attend a roundtable discussion of our region’s energy future and exports, and the climate, environmental, economic and health impacts of these choices. How can we replace regional demand with energy efficiency? How is implementation of Washington State’s Renewable Energy Standard going? What is our region’s responsibility for addressing carbon pollution from coal exported through the region to China?