Strategic Planning Schedule and Public Engagement
Energy Trust’s Board of Directors kicks off development of the 2025-2030 Strategic Plan at its Board Strategic Planning Retreat on January 24, 2024, and will continue strategic planning discussions during workshops from February through June.
During all phases of strategic plan development, it’s critical to hear perspectives from stakeholders and advisors, including utilities, our advisory council members, the Oregon Public Utility Commission and community and customer representatives. To inform board discussions, we are gathering input from a wide range of individuals and organizations on trends, needs, challenges and opportunities. Summaries of our interviews, surveys and other engagements will be presented to the Board in January and February 2024. All board meetings and workshops are open to the public, and materials and minutes are available on our website.
A draft 2025-2030 Strategic Plan will be available in late summer 2024, and Energy Trust will provide opportunities for stakeholders and the public to learn about and submit comments on the draft plan for consideration. The final 2025-2030 Strategic Plan will be presented to the Energy Trust Board of Directors for review and potential approval at a public board meeting in December 2024.
Grounded in Listening and Learning
In winter 2024, board members reviewed six briefing papers, presented by Energy Trust subject matter experts, exploring topics the board expressed interest in learning more about prior to starting the 2025-2030 Strategic Plan process. These topics were identified because of their potential to influence, impact or otherwise affect Energy Trust’s ability to achieve its vision of clean, affordable energy for everyone. The following briefing papers educate and inform the board, and are not policy proposals or recommendations:
- Capacity as a Growing Issue for Northwestern Utilities
- Decarbonizing the Energy System to Address the Climate Crisis
- Developing a Workforce to Meet Growing Demand for Clean Energy and Decarbonization
- Evolving Approaches to Evaluating the Costs and Benefits of Energy Efficiency
- Customers Energy Trust Has Historically Underserved
- Western Utility Coordination Efforts