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Draft 2021 Budget and 2021–2022 Action Plan for Review

 

Energy Trust of Oregon’s Draft 2021 Budget and 2021-2022 Action Plan are now available for public review. As a nonprofit organization investing utility customer funds, we value input on our budget, goals and priorities from customers, the public and stakeholders. The 2021 budget outlines our strategies and approaches to help customers save energy and generate renewable power and ensure all utility customers have the opportunity to participate and benefit from our programs.

Download the Draft 2021 Budget and 2021–2022 Action Plan »

Submitting comments

Public comments are due to Energy Trust by 5 p.m. PST, Wednesday, October 28, 2020. Comments may be emailed to info@energytrust.org with the subject line: Budget Comment or mailed to:

Energy Trust of Oregon
421 SW Oak St.
Suite 300
Portland, Oregon 97204

We’ll include your feedback in our final proposed budget materials to be considered by our board of directors at their public meeting on December 11.


Video highlights of our budget

Watch a short video of Executive Director Michael Colgrove highlighting the key takeaways of the draft 2021 budget and two-year action plan.

Check out recordings of the learning sessions from our budget workshop, where staff go in-depth on key areas of focus from our 2021 action plan.

Session 1: Community Engagement and Outreach
Session 2: Industrial and Agricultural Customer Services and Incentives
Session 3: Organizational Financials and Internal Costs
Session 4: Residential Customer Services and Incentives
Session 5: Energy Efficiency Savings Resources and Cost Trends
Session 6: Renewable Energy Services and Incentives
Session 7: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Organizational Actions and Investments
Session 8: Commercial Business Customer Services and Incentives

Do you have a clarifying question on the material presented here? Email info@energytrust.org with the subject line: Budget Question. We’ll respond within 1-3 business days.


Opportunities for Public Comment on 2021 Budget

Wednesday, October 7
Public comment period opens; draft materials available for review.

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

Wednesday, October 14

We are hosting our annual public budget workshop virtually on October 14. Executive Director Michael Colgrove will start the workshop with an overview presentation. This is followed by a series of learning sessions that you can choose from based on your interests. You can attend learning sessions independently from the full workshop if you prefer and the schedule is posted here to help you plan your day. The workshop will conclude with a feedback session for all attendees. View the workshop agenda.

Separate from the workshop yet related to the draft budget: the board will have its own discussion about the budget and what they heard at the workshop. This board discussion is also on October 14 from 12:45 – 1:15 p.m. and the public is welcome to listen in.

Meeting and workshop open to the public; view details on how to participate.

Monday, October 19
Recording available of Executive Director Michael Colgrove providing an overview of the draft budget and action plan.

Wednesday, October 28
Public comment period closes.

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

Thursday, November 12
Presentation of the draft budget and action plan at a virtual public workshop of the Oregon Public Utility Commission.

Meeting open to the public; view event details.

Tuesday and Wednesday, November 17-18
Presentation on updates to the draft budget made to Energy Trust’s Conservation Advisory Council, Diversity Advisory Council and Renewable Energy Advisory Council.

Meetings open to the public; view the agendas and packets.

Friday, December 11
After receiving feedback on the draft budget from the OPUC, customers, trade and program allies, utilities, our 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, 2020.

Submitting comments, attending Energy Trust public meetings
Public comments are due to Energy Trust by 5 p.m. PST, Wednesday, October 28 2020. Comments may be emailed to info@energytrust.org, or mailed to:

Energy Trust of Oregon
421 SW Oak St., Suite 300
Portland, Oregon 97204

Energy Trust Board of Directors, Conservation Advisory Council, Diversity Advisory Council and Renewable Energy Advisory Council meetings will be held virtually.