Trade Ally of the Month: Elemental Energy

May 14, 2015

An Energy Trust of Oregon trade ally since 2011, Elemental Energy has been designing and installing solar energy systems for residential and commercial customers in Portland since 2010. In 2013 and 2014, Solar Power World selected Elemental Energy as one of the nation’s top solar contractors. “We are proud to be a part of the […]

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Smith Frozen Foods

Smith Frozen Foods bags a cool million kilowatt hours

May 4, 2015

Smith Frozen Foods has been implementing energy-efficiency improvements for years—enough to cut annual energy costs by an estimated $300,000. But that didn’t stop the Eastern Oregon producer of vegetables and legumes from taking its efforts to the next level by participating in Energy Trust of Oregon’s Strategic Energy Management initiative, which saved Smith Frozen Foods […]

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Gresham Wastewater Treatment Plant first in Pacific Northwest to achieve net-zero energy status

April 23, 2015

On Earth Day 2015, the City of Gresham Wastewater Treatment Plant celebrated an exciting milestone: becoming the first water resource recovery facility in the Pacific Northwest to achieve net-zero energy consumption. The award-winning plant achieved net-zero status through more than 10 years of energy reduction and generation investments, including two, 395-kilowatt co-generation engines fueled by […]

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