Energy Trust’s 2020-2024 Strategic Plan builds on our 17-year history successfully serving Oregon residents and businesses with clean energy solutions. It 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.
Five focus areas and key strategies will guide our future program and outreach efforts. These focus areas align to our core purpose, which is to help customers and communities reduce costs and realize additional benefits by saving energy and using renewable resources.
Our focus areas include:
- Engaging customers with relevant energy efficiency and renewable energy programs information and services, including information and services specifically for underserved customers.
- Strengthening the value we deliver to customers by linking energy efficiency and renewable energy to the approaches utilities are using to meet changing customer energy needs.
- Providing objective information and analyses to support development and implementation of energy policies.
- Maximizing public purpose charge investments by leveraging additional funding to advance clean energy investments that deliver multiple benefits.
- Enhancing our ability to quickly and effectively respond to changes, needs and new opportunities.
Executive Director Michael Colgrove provides an overview of the draft 2020-2024 Strategic Plan and its five focus areas. Watch the 15-minute webinar.Read our 2020-2024 Strategic Plan
About our Strategic Planning Process
Energy Trust’s Board of Directors kicked off development of the draft 2020-2024 Strategic Plan at its annual Strategic Planning Workshop in May 2018. At this 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. Energy Trust also solicited comments from stakeholders and the public during an open, transparent comment period.
The final 2020-2024 Strategic Plan was presented to the Energy Trust Board of Directors for its approval at a public board meeting on October 28, 2019.Read about our 2015-2019 Strategic Plan
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