Strategic Planning Schedule and Public Engagement
Energy Trust’s Board of Directors kicked off development of the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan at its annual Strategic Planning Workshop on May 17 and 18, 2018. All board meetings and workshops are open to the public, and materials and minutes are available on our website.
At its May 2018 workshop, the board explored long-term opportunities and challenges facing the organization and discussed Energy Trust’s unique value and ability to deliver benefits to utility customers.
The board’s Strategic Planning Committee is now working with staff, the OPUC, utilities and other stakeholders in developing the plan over the next year. Once it is established, the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan development schedule will be posted online.
A draft 2020-2024 Strategic Plan will be available in summer 2019, and Energy Trust will provide forums for utilities, Conservation Advisory Council and Renewable Energy Advisory Council members, business and community leaders, the general public, and others to learn about and comment on the draft plan. We will also seek public comments for consideration and potential inclusion in the plan. The final 2020-2024 Strategic Plan will be presented to the Energy Trust Board of Directors for review and potential approval at a public board meeting in fall 2019.
Exploring Opportunities through Learning Papers
At the board Strategic Planning Workshop on May 17 and 18, 2018, board members reviewed staff presentations and findings on 10 learning papers. The papers broadly explore subjects the board expressed interest in learning more about prior to starting the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan process. These topics were identified because of their potential to influence, impact or otherwise affect Energy Trust’s ability to serve the utility customers of Oregon and Southwest Washington. The following papers educate and inform the board, and are not policy proposals or recommendations:
- Awareness and Education as a Long-term Investment in Program Activity
- Community Engagement
- Community Resilience
- Cost-effectiveness: Tests for Evaluating Energy Efficiency Upgrades
- Distribution Systems and Energy Efficiency
- Long Term Energy Efficiency Forecasting
- Electric and Advanced Mobility
- Expanded Goals to Support Energy Savings and Generation
- New Opportunities from Data
- Partnering to Capitalize Benefits
- Solar Plus Storage