Steve Wright, BPA Administrator for the past 11 years, recently announced his retirement from public service effective January 2013. In one of the best and clearly most heartfelt retirement letters, Wright expressed his gratitude for a career in public service and an opportunity to work with a dedicated and talented staff at BPA.
Align state agencies and resources to streamline and enhance energy efficiency services across Oregon, with particular attention to reaching low-income and disadvantaged citizens. Relevant agencies include Business Oregon, Housing & Community Services, Four-year public universities and community colleges,the Employment Department, the Public Utility Commission, and the Building Codes Division.
Bronze Sponsor, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC) and Presenter, the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) are pleased to announce the 30th annual West Coast Energy Management Congress & Expo (EMC). EMC 2012 features a multi-track conference program and expo to be held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle on May 23-24, 2012.
The WUTC has an open comment period until March 13th on Pacific Power's 10 year conservation achievable potential and its 2012-2013 conservation target (all of this being mandated by the I-937 statute). Comments may be submitted via the Commission's web portal at www.utc.wa.gov/e-filing.
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Council offers FREE monthly webinars for its members on topics of interest for those in the energy efficiency industry. Many member companies use these webinars as staff professional development opportunities.
Registration is easy! Confirm participation and receive log-in instructions, by contacting Russell Paez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This week, BPA has selected Karen Meadows as Acting Vice President for Energy Efficiency. Karen comes to this position with a wealth of knowledge and experience in several leadership roles with both BPA's energy efficiency programs and the energy efficiency community as a whole. For those of you who don't know her, she has been Manager of WorkPlace Services (i.e. Facilities) for the past year, prior to that she was Director of Energy Services in BPA's Energy Efficiency organization.
Join us for the fourth annual Green Professionals Conference on February 16, 2012 in Portland, Oregon. The conference is intended to educate, motivate and provide a forum to network and initiate conversations.
More than just a job fair, the conference is designed for corporations, government agencies, elected officials, universities, trade schools and nonprofits to gather under one roof to stimulate economic growth by strengthening the green job workforce.
Conduit, the NEEA inspired on-line of community of energy efficiency professionals and stakeholders, recently hit 1,000 users. The networking and information site was inspired from a regional collaboration instigated by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Taskforce. Conduit is open for trade allies and other interested parties to join and participate. Click here to browse the site or sign up as a user.