Working Together Toward a Clean Energy Future
At Energy Trust, we know there is strength in numbers. That’s why we work closely with utilities and state and local partners to identify solutions that meet the diverse energy needs of Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Some days that means collaborating with utilities to help their customers save energy and lower their bills. Other times it means working side by side with trade groups and community-based organizations to provide no- and low-cost upgrades to communities previously underserved.
We work with the following utilities to ensure energy efficiency—the kilowatt hour of electricity or therm of natural gas not used—is the first fuel they use to meet their customers’ energy needs.
Portland General Electric
Energy Savings www.portlandgeneral.com/energy-choices
Renewable Power www.portlandgeneral.com/energy-choices/renewable-power
Customer Service: 503.228.6322 or 1.800.542.8818
Cascade Natural Gas
Energy Savings www.cngc.com/conservation
Customer Service: 1.888.522.1130
Residential Rebate Assistance: 1.866.626.4479
Commercial Rebate Assistance: 1.866.0005
Energy Savings www.myavista.com/energy-savings/savings-tools
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA)
Energy Trust has been working with NEEA since 2002 to increase the availability and adoption of energy-efficient products, equipment and practices.
By pooling resources at a regional level, NEEA accelerates the development, testing and distribution of new energy-saving equipment and approaches. Once products are ready and available, Energy Trust creates and implements programs to support broad market adoption in Oregon. Through this partnership, NEEA energy savings have been among the cheapest in our energy-saving portfolio.
Interested in learning more?
See how NEEA has been transforming the energy market for more than 25 years.
Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC)
Under state law, the OPUC oversees Energy Trust’s investment of utility customer funds. The commission sets our annual performance measures, and we are accountable to them for meeting those targets.
Oregon Department of Energy and Oregon Housing and Community Services
Since our inception in 2002, Energy Trust has coordinated with the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) and Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) on planning and delivery of programs funded by utility customers.
ODOE provides technical and program oversight for conservation retrofits in public K-12 schools served by Portland General Electric or Pacific Power. OHCS administers funds allotted for low-income weatherization and bill payment assistance.
Every partnership we cultivate in the community is an opportunity to expand our impact on those we serve. By channeling our collective expertise and resources toward common goals, we increase our ability to help people save money, improve health and safety and protect the environment. The community programs we offer include:
- Ductless heat pump program
- Solar Ambassador Program
- Home assessments and increased incentives that lower the cost of energy upgrades for qualified homes
- Community Partner Funding
- Energy Trust’s Working Together Grants
- Home energy audits and low- or no-cost equipment upgrades
- Increased solar access and financial benefits to lower-income occupants
- DIY workshops
- Small business energy-efficient lighting upgrades
- Additional incentives for Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund grant recipients
Trade Ally Network
Energy Trust connects customers interested in renewable energy projects to qualified contractors through our Trade Ally Network. Made up of independent contractors and allied professionals, our trade allies help bring affordable clean energy to communities in Oregon and Southwest Washington.