Energy Trust 2019 budgeting underway; draft budget available for public comment in October

Even though it’s still summer, at Energy Trust we’re already thinking ahead to 2019. As a nonprofit organization investing utility customer funds, Energy Trust conducts an open annual budgeting and planning process each fall. The budget and action plans are developed collaboratively with our utility partners Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas and Avista. Additionally, we also value participation in annual planning from stakeholders, customers and the public.

This year, Energy Trust will solicit public feedback on the budget and action plan beginning on October 10, when we will post the draft on our website. Public feedback is welcome from October 10-31, 2018.

Feedback on the 2019 budget will guide our program and outreach strategies that help Oregon and southwest Washington utility customers save energy and generate renewable power. Through this collaborative planning effort, we are ensuring customers will benefit from the lowest cost and cleanest energy available–energy efficiency and renewable power. Projects and actions resulting from our plans will save money on participant utility bills, reduce carbon emissions and improve local economies.

Want to get involved? Check our budget and action plan web page now to get more information about our plans this year. Then, on October 10 be sure to check back to review the draft budget. This page will also include instructions on how to submit feedback.