Commercial SW Washington

Seeking trade and program ally comments on draft 2016 annual budget

We invite your feedback on the draft Energy Trust of Oregon 2016 annual budget and 2016-2017 action plan through November 20, 2015.

The budget will guide program and outreach strategies that help contractors, allies and customers complete projects that save energy and generate renewable power. View the draft budget, action plan and key dates for public input.

Executive Director Margie Harris will present an overview of the draft budget and allow for discussion and questions during a live webinar on Monday, November 16—sign-up for the webinar here. We will also present the draft budget to our affiliated utilities, Conservation Advisory Council, Renewable Energy Advisory Council, board of directors and the Oregon Public Utility Commission in November. The board of directors will review a final, proposed budget and action plan before it is submitted to the Oregon Public Utility Commission.

The budget and action plan are developed collaboratively with Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural and Cascade Natural Gas to deliver least-cost energy efficiency as part of their long-term resource plans. In addition, the budget supports development of small-scale generation from a variety of renewable energy resources for PGE and Pacific Power territories. Projects and actions resulting from our plans will save money on participant utility bills, reduce carbon emissions and improve local economies.

Comments on the draft budget and action plan are accepted until November 20 by emailing, or mailing or submitting them in person to Energy Trust, 421 SW Oak St., Suite 300, Portland, OR 97204.