NEEC News Blog

Mark your calendar!  The Northwest Energy Efficiency Council invites you to our 2016 Industry Power Hour events. Hosted by NEEC, these informal after work get together for NEEC members, will feature drinks and light refreshments combined with networking opportunities amongst peers and to hear featured guests bringing news and insights affecting the industry.

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A relatively new concept, dubbed “momentum savings” by the Bonneville Power Administration, is starting to attract attention as the industry and stakeholders become more aware of the idea. In short, momentum savings purports to identify and quantify savings that occur in the market outside of those captured through either utility incentive programs or organized market transformation activities. NEEC has expressed concern to BPA about both the assumptions and methodology used to...

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The Washington State Building Code Council has adopted revisions to the state’s energy code which will become the 2015 Washington State Energy Code. This code must sit through the 2016 legislative session (though no specific action must be taken) with an effective date for all projects permitted on or after July 1, 2016. To read the code changes anticipated for the next 3 year code cycle, visit the SBCC.

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Ultrasonic Flow Meter

The Smart Buildings Center is hosting its first industry demonstration workshop featuring an ultrasonic flow meter.

PCE Pacific, Inc. and GE Measurement and Control will provide a demonstration on the Panameterics PT878Portable Ultrasonic Clamp-On Liquid Flow Meter. Learn how to use a portable liquid flow meter with an ultrasonic measuring system. The PT878 transducers simply clamp onto the pipe and can measure flow fromoutside plastic, metal or concrete-lined pipes, non-...

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You are invited to join BPA leadership and other industry leaders for BPA Focus 2028 on November 4, a forum for regional leaders to establish a common understanding of the types of industry changes and strategic choices BPA may face to maintain its financial strength and cost competitiveness. Key issues will include Bonneville’s approach to capital investment in the hydropower and transmission systems, its internal operating costs and program delivery models, including energy...

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The Northwest Power and Conservation Council has released a public comment draft of the 7th Power Plan. This plan is designed to meet the Northwest region’s power needs for the next 5 years to help ensure a “reliable and economic power system.” The following description of the Plan and the public comment period comes directly from the Power Council. A list of dates and locations for public testimony is included as well.

Increased energy efficiency and demand...

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NEEC 20 Year Anniversary

NEEC is celebrating its 20 year anniversary with an exciting event showcasing the accomplishments of the energy efficiency industry and its power and potential as a driver of economic productivity. A panel of end use customers will describe their views on how energy services factor into their businesses now and in the future. A second panel will discuss Portland’s new energy benchmarking requirements.

A complimentary lunch will feature a keynote address by Mayor Charlie...

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The deadline for 2015 ENERGY STAR Certifications is November 16, 2015.

Applications must be received by EPA by 11:00 pm EST Friday, November 16, 2015. EPA cannot guarantee 2015 ENERGY STAR Certification for any application that is incomplete or has an error that requires action on the part of the applicant. Only applications that are received by November 16, 2015 and approved by December 31, 2015 will be awarded the 2015 ENERGY STAR.

Applications received after November 16,...

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 The 2013 energy performance data for covered buildings in the City of Seattle's energy benchmark and disclosure ordinance is now available. This is the second annual report produced by the City and provides an even more robust analysis of energy performance than the previous report. Click here to get a copy of the report.

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The California Legislature has passed an aggressive new bill thad calls for doubling the amount of energy efficiency captured in that state (doubling current efforts). While this news will capture the headline, some of the more significant changes are in the details of the bill and discussed in a blog post at efficiency.org. A cut and paste of this excellent summary follows. (Please excuse the length but the details here are critically important.)

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