NEEA EXCEEDS SAVINGS TARGETS FOR 2011
PORTLAND, Ore., July 26, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) today released its 2011 Annual Report to the public. The non-profit, which collaborates with more than 100 Northwest utilities, Bonneville Power Administration, and the Energy Trust of Oregon to accelerate energy efficiency, reports 2011 energy savings of 44.6 average megawatts (aMW). The total regional savings associated with NEEA's initiatives is 802 aMW since it was started in 1997 - enough energy to power almost 600,000 Northwest households annually.
The report highlights NEEA's unique value to the Northwest as a regional organization working across Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana.
"Energy efficiency is our first best resource for meeting Northwest energy demands now and into the future," Governor of Montana, Brian Schweitzer, stated in the report. "NEEA's efforts to accelerate energy efficiency are benefitting energy consumers, protecting the environment, and helping to improve the bottom line for Montana businesses. I commend NEEA and its funders for having the bold vision to meet the Northwest's energy demands head on." Read full article.