Budget and Action Plan

 

2018 Budget and 2018-2019 Action Plan

As a nonprofit organization investing utility customer funds, Energy Trust conducts an open annual budgeting process each fall. We are in the process of developing our 2018 budget, and a draft budget will be posted on this web page on November 1. Feedback and comments are welcome on the draft 2018 budget and 2018-2019 action plan from November 1 – 17, 2017.

Budgets and Action Plans

Our annual budgets and two-year action plans are developed through a public process. Goals and activities are reviewed by the board of directors, advisory councils, Oregon Public Utility Commission, utilities and the public.

Our five-year Strategic Plan, market insights, each utility’s Integrated Resource Plan and other resource assessments serve as the primary building blocks.

  • An Integrated Resource Plan is how utilities plan for the energy supply their customers will need over the next 20 years. We work with the utilities to determine the amount of energy efficiency to achieve each year.
  • Additional information for the budget is drawn from renewable resource assessments and Northwest Power and Conservation Council studies.

Opportunities for Public Comment on 2018 Budget

 

Wednesday, November 1

Public comment period opens; draft materials available for review

Comments may be emailed to info@energytrust.org, mailed or submitted in person to the address below

 

Wednesday, November 8

Presentation of the draft budget to the Energy Trust Board of Directors

Meeting open to the public; view the agenda and packet

 

Tuesday, November 14

On-demand webinar available. Executive Director Michael Colgrove will present an overview of the draft budget, with opportunities to submit comments and ask questions via email.

 

Friday, November 17

Public comment period closes

Comments may be emailed to info@energytrust.org, mailed or submitted in person to the address below

 

Friday, November 17

Presentation on updates to the draft budget made to the Energy Trust Renewable Energy Advisory Council and Conservation Advisory Council

Meetings open to the public; view the agendas and packets

 

Tuesday, November 21

Presentation of the draft budget at a public hearing of the OPUC

Meeting open to the public and live video streaming available; view the agenda

Hearing held at the OPUC Main Hearing Room, 201 High Street SE Suite 100, Salem

 

Friday, December 15

After receiving feedback on the draft budget from the OPUC, customers, trade and program allies, utilities, our two advisory councils, community leaders and the public, we will present a final proposed budget to the board of directors, along with a summary of public comments and explanation of how those comments are reflected in the revised document

Meeting open to the public; view the agenda and packet

After making any changes, the board will vote on accepting the budget and will submit the approved budget and action plan to the OPUC by December 31, 2017.

 

Submitting comments, attending Energy Trust public meetings
Public comments are due to Energy Trust by 5 p.m. PST, Friday, November 17, 2016. Comments may be emailed to info@energytrust.org, mailed or submitted in person to:


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