Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Bonneville Power Administration Energy Efficiency Program Receives National Recognition (Bonneville Power Administration)

(PORTLAND, OR) – 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.