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Pendleton community members share feedback, successes with Energy Trust board

This July, Energy Trust’s board of directors and staff spent two days meeting with customers and community members in Pendleton learning how the organization can deliver more benefit to customers in the area. During a series of events and meetings, the board had the opportunity to learn first-hand about Energy Trust’s customers’ investments in clean, …

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Portland ranks in top 10 most energy-efficient cities

According to the fourth biennial City Clean Energy Scorecard by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Portland is one of the top 10 most energy-efficient cities in the U.S. Top ranked cities included Boston, San Francisco and our northern neighbor—Seattle. ACEEE ranked 75 large U.S. cities for their energy efficiency efforts across five policy areas: …

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Energy Trust board of directors approves new Diversity Advisory Council

This week, Energy Trust’s board of directors approved a charter for Energy Trust’s new Diversity Advisory Council. The charter was drafted by seven foundational council members. The Diversity Advisory Council will serve in a similar function to the Conservation and Renewable Energy Advisory Councils, which bring together expert stakeholders from around Oregon to provide counsel …

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New manufactured homes being delivered to Oak Leaf Manufactured Home Park in April 2019

Manufactured home park residents celebrate new, energy-efficient homes and a community success

New manufactured homes being delivered to Oak Leaf Manufactured Home Park in April 2019 On July 20, residents of Oak Leaf Manufactured Home Park in Portland’s Cully neighborhood will get a warm welcome from neighbors and community leaders as they celebrate moving into their brand new manufactured homes. Hosted by new park owner St. Vincent …

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2018 annual report cites results, work in progress for diversity goals

Energy Trust released its 2018 annual report this week, which highlights our overall performance in serving customers of Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas, and Avista. For the 16th year in a row, Energy Trust helped meet customer energy needs with the cheapest energy efficiency resources available and supported Oregon customers’ investment …

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LED lighting remains a popular solution to improve energy efficiency in homes

Looking for a super-easy, low-cost way to reduce your electricity costs at home? You’ll find a solution in LEDs. These powerhouse bulbs offer a lot of benefits: they last at least 15 times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs and they use up to 85 percent less energy, which means you could save about $80 over …

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Public comment invited on Energy Trust’s draft 2020-2024 Strategic Plan

Every five years, Energy Trust engages in a strategic planning process to define our focus areas and key strategies for the coming years, as required by a grant agreement with the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC). The strategic plan is a critically important document that helps us prioritize and direct resources to initiatives that are …

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City of Milwaukie celebrates newest solar electric system

On June 14, Waverley Greens, a multifamily property in Milwaukie, unveiled its new solar electric system. Mounted on 13 different buildings, the system constitutes the largest solar system in Milwaukie and the largest on a multifamily housing complex in Oregon. The clean energy generated will power community spaces at the complex, including the community’s leasing …

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Left to right: Kenji Spielman, Energy Trust of Oregon; Ryan Brown of Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance; Jennifer Light, Northwest Power and Conservation Council; Alex Novie, Energy Trust; and Dan Rubado, Energy Trust.

Energy Trust participates in 2019 Efficiency Exchange conference

Left to right: Kenji Spielman, Energy Trust of Oregon; Ryan Brown of Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance; Jennifer Light, Northwest Power and Conservation Council; Alex Novie, Energy Trust; and Dan Rubado, Energy Trust. In May, several Energy Trust staff presented at the Efficiency Exchange 2019 conference in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. This annual conference is regarded as …

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Left to right: (first row) Elee Jen; Mark Kendall; Janine Benner; Debbie Kitchin; Susan Brodahl; (second row) Alan Meyer; Roger Hamilton; Anne Haworth Root; Roland Risser; Letha Tawney, Oregon Public Utility Commissioner; and Eric Hayes.

Energy Trust Board of Directors holds Strategic Planning Workshop

Left to right: (first row) Elee Jen; Mark Kendall; Janine Benner; Debbie Kitchin; Susan Brodahl; (second row) Alan Meyer; Roger Hamilton; Anne Haworth Root; Roland Risser; Letha Tawney, Oregon Public Utility Commissioner; and Eric Hayes. This month, Energy Trust’s board of directors met for its annual Strategic Planning Workshop. The two-day workshop was an important …

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