Portland, Ore. — A Bonneville Power Administration energy efficiency program has been recognized as exemplary by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
BPA’s Energy Smart Industrial program was honored for saving nearly 1.4 million megawatt-hours of verified energy since 2009. That’s enough energy to power over 130,000 average U.S. homes for one year. The energy savings reduced BPA-served industrial load by more than 7 percent over the last decade.
The Energy Smart Industrial program offers support and provides rebates to more than 110 enrolled BPA electric retail utilities and their industrial customers. It serves a variety of industrial and technical opportunities including traditional custom projects, strategic energy management, small industrial and lighting.
“Each member of the team works tirelessly to help industrial utility customers meet and exceed their energy savings goals,” said Todd Amundson, acting industrial sector lead at BPA. “This recognition really illustrates their dedication. I look forward to working with the region’s industrial customers to achieve even higher levels of energy savings.”
Now in its 10th year, the Energy Smart Industrial program remains a vital resource for helping BPA’s industrial utility customers achieve lasting energy savings. The program currently serves customers across seven states, including large municipalities, small rural areas, and participants from broad industrial categories.
ACEEE first recognized the Energy Smart Industrial as an exemplary program in 2013.
BPA accrues energy efficiency savings across five primary sectors: residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural and federal — as well as through secondary avenues such as improved building codes and savings that occur independently of specific programmatic efforts.
Learn more at www.EnergySmartIndustrial.com.
The Bonneville Power Administration, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is a nonprofit federal power marketer that sells wholesale electricity from 31 federal dams and one nuclear plant to 142 Northwest electric utilities, serving millions of consumers and businesses in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana and parts of California, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. BPA delivers power via more than 15,000 circuit miles of lines and 261 substations to 475 transmission customers. In all, BPA markets about a third of the electricity consumed in the Northwest and operates three-quarters of the region’s high-voltage transmission grid. BPA also funds one of the largest fish and wildlife programs in the world, and, with its partners, pursues cost-effective energy savings and operational solutions that help maintain affordable, reliable and carbon-free electric power for the Northwest. www.bpa.gov