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We've helped families, businesses, factories and farms across Oregon and Southwest Washington use less energy and invest in renewable power.
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We believe it is our
responsibility to design
programs so that all
customers can directly
benefit from our services,
including people with low
and moderate incomes,
communities of color and
That’s why we developed 10 diversity, equity and inclusion goals in 2018 that will challenge us to identify customers who are not participating in our programs, explore new program designs to reach those customers, establish relationships with organizations who work with and represent those customers, and better reflect the communities we serve.
Energy Trust is governed by a volunteer board of directors and is overseen by the Oregon Public Utility Commission. Stakeholder advisory councils guide our work.
We exceeded performance measures set by the Oregon Public Utility Commission.
|2018 Performance Measures
|Save at least 30.9 aMW
|Exceeded, with 34.7 aMW saved
|Levelized cost not to exceed 3.3 cents/kWh
|Within requirement, levelized cost at 2.7 cents/kWh
|Pacific Power efficiency
|Save at least 17.2 aMW
|Exceeded, with 19.3 aMW saved
|Levelized cost not to exceed 3.6 cents/kWh
|Within requirement, levelized cost at 2.9 cents/kWh
|NW Natural efficiency
|Save at least 4.8 million annual therms
|Exceeded, with 6.5 million annual therms saved
|Levelized cost not to exceed 37 cents/therm
|Within requirement, levelized cost at 26.4 cents/therm
|Cascade Natural Gas efficiency
|Save at least 0.47 million annual therms
|Exceeded, with 0.59 million annual therms saved
|Levelized cost not to exceed 43 cents/therm
|Within requirement, levelized cost at 27.9 cents/therm
|Save at least 0.30 million annual therms
|Exceeded, with 0.41 million annual therms saved
|Levelized cost not to exceed 25 cents/therm
|Within requirement, levelized cost at 24.7 cents/therm
|For project and development assistance (part 1), deploy at least $1.72 million in non-solar project development assistance incentives. Maintain a non-solar project development assistance pipeline in excess of 25 projects. Report number of projects served, total dollars spent, and summarize project progress through development stages.
|In compliance, paid $2,524,938 and committed $1,749,327 in project development assistance to 31 projects.
|For project and market development assistance (part 2), report annual results, including number of projects supported, milestones met and documentation of results from market and technology perspective.
|Obtain at least 1.6 aMW of installed generation of standard net-metered Solar program projects.
|Exceeded, with 2.3 aMW of installed generation from standard solar projects
|For solar projects funded outside of the Solar program’s standard, net-metered incentive offer, report sources of funding for projects and the criteria for selection.
|In compliance, program did not dedicate funds for custom solar projects in 2018
|Receive an unmodified financial opinion from an independent auditor on annual financial statements
|In compliance, with an unmodified financial audit opinion for 2018
|Administrative/ program support costs
|Keep administrative/program support costs below 8 percent of annual revenues
|Within requirement, with 2018 administrative and program support costs at 5.7 percent of annual revenues
|Total staffing expenditures not to exceed 7.75 percent of total organization expenditures calculated on a three-year rolling average for public purpose funded activities in Oregon
|In compliance, with a three-year rolling average staffing cost of 6.8 percent of total organization expenditures for 2015-2018
|Demonstrate greater than 85 percent satisfaction rates for interaction with program representatives and overall satisfaction
|Achieved, with a 97 percent satisfaction rate for interaction with program representatives and a 95 percent overall satisfaction rate. Results for major programs are averaged to determine satisfaction rates.
|Report utility system and total resource perspective annually. Report significant mid-year changes as warranted in quarterly reports.
|Achieved, with no mid-year changes
|Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and market transformation
• Savings and costs
• Savings strategies
• Show Energy Trust direction to NEEA through committee membership
• Summary of Energy Trust direction to NEEA
• Summary of NEEA initiatives Energy Trust opts out of and why