Energy Trust’s draft 2024 budget is available for public comment now through October 18.
The past years presented challenges ranging from supply chain issues and staffing shortages for businesses, climate-related disaster events for people and communities, and rising inflation pushing up costs of housing, food and other necessities. Impacts from climate change – including excessive heat, drought and wildfires – have put a greater emphasis on resilient buildings and flexible, adaptable energy systems. Customers experiencing lower incomes are at greater risk for falling behind in the clean energy transition, experiencing barriers to participation that reach beyond awareness.
Our 2024 budget focuses on making bigger impacts through new programs and offers, expanded incentives and support for the contractors and community-based organization partners that help bring our programs to customers. All of this supports our core purpose of helping customers save and generate energy and reduce costs – especially those who have low and moderate incomes, communities of color and rural communities.
Public comments on the draft budget are due to Energy Trust by 5 p.m. PST on October 18. Comments may be emailed to email@example.com with the subject line “Budget Comment” or mailed to Energy Trust of Oregon, 421 SW Oak St., Suite 300, Portland, Oregon 97204.
On October 11, Energy Trust will host a virtual budget board of directors’ meeting and public information session where you can learn more about the budget. The meeting is open to the public and includes an opportunity for public comment.
Energy Trust’s budget and action plans are developed collaboratively with utility partners Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas and Avista, along with valued input from stakeholders, customers and the public.