Strategic Planning Schedule and Public Engagement
Energy Trust welcomes public feedback on our draft 2020-2024 Strategic Plan from June 24-August 2, 2019. When finalized, the plan’s focus areas and strategies will guide us in effectively serving and benefiting all utility customers.
This plan builds on our 17-year history successfully serving Oregon residents and businesses with clean energy solutions. At the same time, the plan also accounts for a variety of changes and uncertainties we foresee emerging. These changes require Energy Trust to innovate and build on how we accomplish our goals and deliver benefits to all customers of PGE, Pacific Power, NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas and Avista.
Once adopted, our strategic plan determines where our program and outreach strategies will focus to help Oregon and southwest Washington utility customers save energy and generate renewable power.
The current draft is available on our website. Energy Trust expects to finalize its 2020-2024 Strategic Plan for board adoption on October 16, 2019. A final version will be posted on our website at that time.
Watch our Strategic Plan Webinar
Executive Director Michael Colgrove provides an overview of the draft 2020-2024 Strategic Plan and its five focus areas. Watch the 15-minute webinar.
0:34 About Us
4:44 Focus area 1
6:20 Focus area 2
7:51 Focus area 3
8:50 Focus area 4
10:03 Focus area 5
10:59 Key Takeaways
About our Strategic Planning Process
Energy Trust’s Board of Directors kicked off development of the draft 2020-2024 Strategic Plan last year at its annual Strategic Planning Workshop in May 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 worked with staff, the OPUC, utilities and other stakeholders to develop the draft plan over the next year.
We now invite thoughts and feedback from the public on the draft strategic plan. How does our strategic plan relate to your priorities over the next five years? Will our focus areas meet your energy goals and needs? What relative level of investment do you suggest we make in each of the five focus areas?
The final 2020-2024 Strategic Plan will be presented to the Energy Trust Board of Directors for review and approval at a public board meeting in October 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
- Mapping Relationships
- New Opportunities from Data
- Partnering to Capitalize Benefits
- Solar Plus Storage