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2010 Utility Conservation Achievements Report

October 2011

This survey reports on conservation savings and expenditures by utilities, public benefits charge administrators (e.g., the Energy Trust of Oregon) and other agencies in the region in 2010. These entities were also asked to report their conservation savings and expenditures for 2010 and projections for 2011. Not all utilities have reported their savings and expenditures. The RTF has not independently verified the reported savings and expenditures.

The fiscal year/calendar year 2010 survey represents the activities of 76 utilities serving over ninety-eight percent of the region’s retail electricity sales. In aggregate, the region acquired 254 average megawatts of savings in 2010, far exceeding the Sixth Power Plan's target of 200 average megawatts for the year. The Sixth Plan's five year conservation target for 2010-2014 is 1,200 average megawatts. More background.


In 1996, the steering committee of the Comprehensive Review of the Northwest Energy System recommended that the Regional Technical Forum (RTF) track progress in meeting conservation and renewable energy goals.

Every year the RTF conducts a survey of the region's utilities to report their conservation achievements.

No effort has been made to evaluate the methodology used by the utilities in calculating their savings, nor was a particular accounting method specified for reporting costs. As a result, the cost and energy savings attributed to measures by individual utilities are based on their own accounting practices and energy savings estimates.

76 utilities have reported 2010 actual expenditures/savings (as of today)

Alder Mutual
Avista Utilities
Benton Co. PUD #1
Benton REA
Big Bend Electric Coop.
Bonners Ferry
Cascade Locks
Central Lincoln PUD
Chelan Co. PUD #1
City of Troy
Clark Co. PUD #1
Columbia Basin Coop.
Columbia REA
Columbia River PUD
Cowlitz Co. PUD #1
DOE - Richland
Douglas Co. PUD #1
Emerald PUD
Energy Northwest
Energy Trust of Oregon
(includes Portland General Electric)
Ferry Co. PUD #1
Flathead Electric Coop.
Forest Grove
Franklin Co. PUD #1
Glacier Electric Coop.
Grant Co. PUD #2
Grays Harbor Co. PUD #1
Harney Electric Coop.
Hermiston Energy Services
Idaho Co. L & P Coop.
Idaho Energy Authority Pooling Group
(reporting for Albion, Burley, Declo, East End Mutual, Farmers, Heyburn, Idaho Falls, Riverside, Rupert, Soda Springs, United Electric, Weiser)Idaho Power
Inland Power & Light Co.
Klickitat Co. PUD #1
Lakeview L & P Co.
Lewis Co. PUD #1
Lower Valley Energy
Mason Co. PUD #1
Mason Co. PUD #3
Milton (city)
Missoula Electric Coop.
Modern Electric Water
Nespelem Valley Electric
Northern Wasco PUD
Northwestern Energy
Okanogan Co. PUD #1
Orcas Power & Light Co.
Oregon Trail Electric Coop.
Pacific Co. PUD #2
Pend Oreille Co. PUD #1
Peninsula Power & Light Inc.
(reporting for Blachly-Lane, Central, Clearwater, Consumers Power, Coos-Curry, Douglas, Fall River, Lane Co, Lost River, Northern Lights, Okanogan, Raft R, Salmon R, Umatilla, West Oregon)Port Angeles
Puget Sound Energy
Ravalli Electric Coop.
Salem Electric
Skamania Co. PUD #1
Snohomish Co. PUD #1
Tillamook PUD
Vigilante Electric Coop.
Wasco Electric Coop.
Wells Rural Electric Co.

39 utilities haven't yet reported 2010 actual expenditures/savings

Centralia, (city)
Clallam Co. PUD #1
Clatskanie PUD
Columbia Power Coop.
Consolidated Irrigation District
Coulee Dam
Douglas County PUD
Electric City Power
Elmhurst Mutual
Fairchild Air Force Base
Hood River Electric Coop.
Kittitas Co. PUD #1
Kootenai Electric Coop., Inc.
Lincoln Electric Coop. Mont
Midstate Electric Coop.
Mission Valley Power
OHOP Mutual
Parkland P & L
Port of Seattle
South Side Electric Inc
Surprise Valley Electric Corp.
Tanner Electric
Umpqua Indian Utility Cooperative
United Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Vera Water & Power
Wahkiakum Co. PUD #1
Whatcom Co. PUD #1
Yakama Nation