Success Stories

Since 2002, customers and their contractors have transformed their homes and buildings with help from Energy Trust. These stories represent just some of the many ways families and businesses have benefited from energy savings and renewable power.
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Success Stories

Since 2002, customers and their contractors have transformed their homes and buildings with help from Energy Trust. These stories represent just some of the many ways families and businesses have benefited from energy savings and renewable power.
Fox Hollow Ranch, Madras
Industry + Agriculture

Fox Hollow Ranch, Madras Served by Pacific Power

Time equals money for Fox Hollow Ranch, a family business that produces carrot seed, bluegrass seed and peppermint oil. Located in Oregon’s high desert, all 600 acres require irrigation, an arduous task until Energy Trust helped Fox Hollow replace three irrigation pumps with a single 125-horsepower pump and variable frequency drive. The new technology automatically adjusts pump speed to optimize pressure and water flow requirements, saving the ranch approximately $6,700 in annual energy costs while also reducing water use.

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Oregon Zoo Elephant Lands, Portland
Commercial

Oregon Zoo Elephant Lands, Portland Served by Portland General Electric and NW Natural

Its inhabitants are larger than life, and with support from Energy Trust, the Oregon Zoo’s new Elephant Lands habitat also stands tall when it comes to saving energy.

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Emerald Valley Weatherization Inc., Springfield
Trade Ally

Emerald Valley Weatherization Inc., Springfield

A family-owned business, Emerald Valley Weatherization helps Lane County residents trim energy costs in their homes by adding insulation, replacing doors and windows, and installing energy-efficient ductless heat pumps. Since 2008, Emerald Valley worked with Energy Trust to weatherize 490 single-family and multifamily homes.

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Newport Aquatic Center, Newport
Commercial

Newport Aquatic Center, Newport Served by NW Natural

Although it’s been open only a few months, the Newport Aquatic Center already is a destination in the community. With a 25-yard competition pool, a warm-water recreation pool and space for 300 spectators, the center’s recreational swimming, lap swimming, water fitness programming and special events attract visitors from Yachats to Lincoln City.

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Umpqua Dairy Products, Co., Roseburg
Industry + Agriculture

Umpqua Dairy Products, Co., Roseburg Served by Pacific Power and Avista

A third-generation family business, Umpqua Dairy has been producing and distributing premium dairy products for more than 85 years. Using milk from family farms in Southern Oregon, Umpqua takes pride in setting high product standards and staying ahead of industry changes. The Roseburg manufacturer of milk, ice cream, butter and other products has embraced that same approach to improving energy efficiency in its operations—working with Energy Trust on more than 15 projects since 2003.

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J.H. Baxter & Co., Eugene
Industry + Agriculture

J.H. Baxter & Co., Eugene Served by NW Natural

J.H. Baxter & Co, which produces and pressure treats wood products such as power poles and structural beams, has diligently cut energy costs to stay competitive. The certified woman-owned business has completed 10 natural gas efficiency projects at its Eugene plant, saving more than $102,000 annually.

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