Energy Trust helps customers and communities benefit from low-cost energy and clean, renewable power. Along the way, the benefits multiply to include bill savings, job creation and business investment.
Since 2002, we have:
- Saved and generated 1,006 average megawatts of electricity and 87 million annual therms of natural gas—equivalent to what is needed to power more than all the homes in the Portland Metro area and heat more than all the homes in Lane County
- Saved enough energy to equal the output of a power plant and reduce reliance on fossil fuels
- Invested $2.4 billion to save customers more than $9.7 billion on their energy bills over time
- Added $10.4 billion to the local economy, including $3.3 billion in wages, $549.2 million in small business income and employment equivalent to 74,000 full-time jobs
- Cut carbon emissions by 22.3 million tons, equal to removing 5 million cars from the roads for a year (See our methodology)
Energy efficiency remains among the least expensive energy resource Oregonians can buy. This affordable energy supply helps utilities avoid investment in new and more expensive energy resources.
Setting a high bar for performance is a key driver for our programs and services. Over time, we have accelerated energy savings to meet increasingly aggressive goals and we continue to support new, renewable energy system installations while keeping internal costs low.
We consistently meet or exceed our performance measures set by the Oregon Public Utility Commission for electric and natural gas energy savings, renewable resource development, financial integrity, program delivery efficiency, customer satisfaction, and benefit and cost ratios. In annual budgets approved by our board of directors, we set annual efficiency goals for each program, sector and utility and are accountable to each utility for meeting these goals.