Along with deferring the need to build new resources, energy efficiency also helps defer the costs of upgrading the region's transmission grid.
In 2014, Northwest utilities developed 262 average megawatts of new energy savings, enough to power 180,000 homes each year, adding to the region’s impressive track record in achieving energy efficiency
A preliminary assessment of potential energy efficiency shows that the region could gain about 5,100 average megawatts over the next 20 years
See the process and methods used to determine how much energy efficiency is available and at what cost
The Northwest improved its electric energy efficiency in 2013 by 268 average megawatts, an amount equal to the annual electricity demand of about 180,500 Northwest homes
The Northwest has a decided advantage in meeting the EPA's proposed carbon emission rules for power plants: energy efficiency and our success in achieving it