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Budget and Action Plan


As a nonprofit organization investing utility customer funds, Energy Trust conducts an open annual budgeting process each fall that includes customer, stakeholder and public review and input. Our 2015-2019 Strategic Plan and each utility’s Integrated Resource Plan serve as primary building blocks for the budget.

The public comment period for our draft 2020 budget concluded on October 30. We appreciate your participation and invite you to stay involved by checking back here on December 7 to see our final proposed budget.

The final proposed budget will be presented to our board of directors in a public meeting on December 13 and will include a summary of public comments along with an explanation of how those comments may have influenced the revised budget.

In the meantime, you can still access our Draft 2020 Budget and 2020–2021 Action Plan and review highlights from our current 2019 budget below.

2019 Budget and 2019-2020 Action Plan

Our 2019 budget and 2019-2020 action plan outlines our annual strategies and approaches to help customers take advantage of the lowest cost and cleanest energy available—energy efficiency and renewable power. These important documents detail where we plan to invest utility customer investments to create maximum value for renters, homeowners, businesses of all sizes, farms, ranches and schools across Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Energy Trust’s budget and action plan is designed to achieve six organizational goals in 2019:

  1. Improve program performance, viability and relevance
  2. Increase customer participation and awareness
  3. Establish 2020-2024 strategic direction
  4. Improve productivity and efficiency
  5. Increase flexibility and adaptability
  6. Effectively manage an accessible and transparent organization

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is integrated into each goal and is reflected in all of our action plans.