Energy Efficiency / Conservation: CPAs
Energy efficiency/conservation is the cheapest and cleanest source of new energy. By decreasing the amount of energy we all use, we can lower our energy bills and help control rising power costs. PNGC has the unique ability to pool member loads, which will provide one-of-a-kind opportunities for creative energy efficiency/conservation programs.
Recently PNGC completed Conservation Potential Assessments (CPA) for each member and for the PNGC pool. These customized reports will help to ensure that PNGC’s energy efficiency/conservation efforts are in line with BPA’s – and the region’s – goals.
The primary goal of using a CPA is to gauge how PNGC Power and our members’ conservation potential will fit into regional requirements for conservation in the future. PNGC continues to work with BPA on guidelines for energy efficiency/conservation that make sense for our members. We are also using the CPA to establish a baseline of meaningful data that’s typically difficult for all utilities to generate, i.e., square footage on commercial customers.