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2011 Utility Conservation Achievements Report

September 2012

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 2011. These entities were also asked to report their conservation savings and expenditures for 2011 and projections for 2012-2014. Not all utilities have reported their savings and expenditures. The RTF has not independently verified the reported savings and expenditures.

In aggregate, the region acquired 277 average megawatts of savings in 2011, far exceeding the Sixth Power Plan's target of 220 average megawatts for the year. The Sixth Plan's five year conservation target for 2010-2014 is 1,200 average megawatts. More background. 

The fiscal year/calendar year 2011 survey represents the activities of 92 utilities (see individual reports below)serving over ninety percent of the region’s retail electricity sales. 


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.

69 utilities have reported 2011 actual expenditures/savings (as of today)

Avista Utilities
Benton Co. PUD #1
Benton REA
Big Bend Electric Coop.
Cascade Locks
Central Lincoln PUD
Centralia, (city)
Chelan Co. PUD #1
City of Troy
Clark Co. PUD #1
Columbia REA
Columbia River PUD
Cowlitz Co. PUD #1
DOE - Richland
Douglas Co. PUD #1
Emerald PUD
Energy Trust of Oregon
(includes Portland General Electric)Eugene
Flathead Electric Coop.
Forest Grove
Franklin Co. PUD #1
Glacier Electric Coop.
Grant Co. PUD #2
Grays Harbor Co. PUD #1
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
Mason Co. PUD #1
Mason Co. PUD #3
Milton (city)
Modern Electric Water
Nespelem Valley Electric
Northern Wasco PUD
Northwestern Energy
Okanogan Co. PUD #1
Orcas Power & Light Co.
Oregon Trail Electric Coop.
Parkland P & L
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.
Whatcom Co. PUD #1

46 utilities haven't yet reported 2011 actual expenditures/savings

Alder Mutual
Bonners Ferry
Clallam Co. PUD #1
Clatskanie PUD
Columbia Basin Coop.
Columbia Power Coop.
Consolidated Irrigation District
Coulee Dam
Douglas County PUD
Electric City Power
Elmhurst Mutual
Energy Northwest
Fairchild Air Force Base
Ferry Co. PUD #1
Harney Electric Coop.
Hood River Electric Coop.
Kittitas Co. PUD #1
Kootenai Electric Coop., Inc.
Lincoln Electric Coop. Mont
Lower Valley Energy
Midstate Electric Coop.
Mission Valley Power
Missoula Electric Coop.
OHOP Mutual
Pacific Co. PUD #2
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
Wells Rural Electric Co.
Yakama Nation