Energy Trust invites public comment on draft 2018 budget

Energy Trust invites public comment on draft 2018 budget

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Through November 17, Energy Trust of Oregon invites your feedback on the draft 2018 budget and 2018-2019 action plan. Energy Trust Executive Director Michael Colgrove presents the 2018 budget and two-year action plan in an online webinar, accessible on-demand from November 7 through November 17. There will be opportunities to submit comments and ask questions by email.

The draft budget is available for public comment from November 1 through November 17, 2017, and comments are accepted by emailing, or mailing or submitting them in person to Energy Trust, 421 SW Oak St., Suite 300, Portland, OR 97204.

On-demand webinar

The budget will guide our program and outreach strategies that help Oregon and southwest Washington utility customers save energy and generate renewable power. Throughout the next month, we will present the draft budget to our board of directors, the Oregon Public Utility Commission and our two advisory councils. A final proposed budget and action plan will be reviewed by the board of directors in December before being submitted to the OPUC.

As a nonprofit organization investing utility customer funds, we conduct an open annual budgeting process. The budget and action plan are developed collaboratively with Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas and Avista to deliver least-cost energy efficiency included in their long-term resource plans to meet the energy needs of their customers. In addition, the budget supports development of small-scale generation from a variety of renewable energy resources in PGE and Pacific Power territories. Projects and actions resulting from our plans will save money on participant utility bills, reduce carbon emissions and improve local economies.