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NEEA Invites Energy Efficiency Community to Provide Input On Draft 2015-2019 Business Plan

Regional non-profit seeks input for next five years of regional market transformation programs

PORTLAND, Ore., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), a non-profit alliance of the region's utilities, the Bonneville Power Administration, and the Energy Trust of Oregon, is launching a series of regional events to gather input on NEEA's Draft 2015-19 Business Plan.

NEEA is inviting the energy efficiency stakeholder community to provide feedback and comments on a summary of NEEA's Draft 2015-2019 Business Plan, which NEEA's Board, advisory committees and staff have been formulating over the last eighteen months. This summary outlines the specific markets, savings goals, and the strategies and activities that NEEA will coordinate as a regional alliance to support its Strategic Plan to secure a vibrant, sustainable future for the Northwest. Regional stakeholders created NEEA nearly twenty years ago to achieve sustained energy efficiency benefits through a coordinated, market-based approach to the adoption of energy-efficient technologies.

Board members from local area utilities and energy efficiency organizations are hosting these events in Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Washington:

  • Portland, Oregon - April 21
  • Missoula, Montana -  April 22
  • Spokane, Washington - April 23
  • Boise, Idaho - April 28
  • Seattle, Washington - April 30

These 90-minute sessions will include a short presentation and a Q&A panel hosted by NEEA's Executive Director, Susan E. Stratton and local NEEA Board members. In addition to the in-person meetings, Stratton and Board Chair James N. West will host two regional webinars on April 21 and May 2.

Click here for full event details, and RSVP to Tamara Anderson at [email protected] to attend.

"NEEA appreciates the leadership of our Board and the diverse voices in energy efficiency from around the region for their contributions to these plans," Stratton said. "Together, we are planning for the future of energy efficiency as a resource for our region."

NEEA's 16-member Board consists of representatives from the Bonneville Power Administration, consumer- and investor-owned utilities, state government, and public interest and energy efficiency industry organizations.   

Visit Conduitnw.org for an overview and more information on NEEA's Strategic and Business Plans.

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is an alliance of more than 140 Northwest utilities and energy efficiency organizations working on behalf of more than 13 million energy consumers. NEEA leverages its strong regional partnerships to effect market transformation by accelerating the adoption of energy-efficient products, services and practices. Since 1997, NEEA and its partners – including Avista Utilities, Bonneville Power Administration, Chelan County PUD, Clark Public Utilities, Cowlitz PUD, Eugene Water & Electric Board, Energy Trust of Oregon, Idaho Power, NorthWestern Energy, Pacific Power, Puget Sound Energy, Seattle City Light, Snohomish County Public Utilities, and Tacoma Power – have saved enough energy to power more than 600,000 homes each year. Energy efficiency can offset most of our new demand for energy, saving money and keeping the Northwest a healthy and vibrant place to live. www.neea.org

SOURCE Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA)

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