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Week of July 12, 2018
Brown Bag: Trade Ally Network Updates -
Join us on July 19 for a brown bag that will address coming changes to the Northwest Trade Ally Network and Air Northwest. As of July 1, both trade ally programs will be implemented by Evergreen Consulting. We will give a program overview, talk about new features of the program, and highlight areas of focus in both HVAC, lighting, and trade ally training...More
Upcoming Low Income Energy Efficiency Workgroup Meeting July 26  -
The next Low Income Energy Efficiency meeting will take place Thursday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Bellingham, WA.

The morning session will be an in-person meeting hosted by the Building Performance Center, a certified Department of Energy of Energy training center. A webinar of the morning session will also be available.
The afternoon session will be technically focused, and provide best-practice training on ductless heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, and air source heat pumps...More
​Program Updates

October 2018 Draft UES Measure List Release for Public Review -
The draft UES measure list will be released here for public review on Thursday, July 12. If you have questions or comments about the draft measure list, please contact your Energy Efficiency Representative by Friday, July 27.  Changes to the measure list include:

  • New payments and savings for residential lamps and fixtures
  • Expiring measures for linear fluorescent and LED linear flush mount fixtures
  • New measures for non-PTCS heat pump conversions
  • New measures for low income smart thermostats
  • Changing key characteristic 3 and the measure name for smart thermostat heat pump applications from Air Source Heat Pump to Heat Pump.
Additional Air Source Heat Pump Measure Available as of October 2018 -
In October 2018, BPA will offer a measure for high-efficiency air source heat pumps with HSPF 9.0 or greater.
The air source heat pump must replace existing electric forced air furnaces without PTCS-certified installation. This measure will only capture the energy savings achieved by replacing electric resistance heat with a heat pump, and will therefore have lower energy savings and payments than the PTCS measures...More
BPA Email Address Transitions -
BPA has transitioned use of the email only for programmatic communications regarding the PTCS Program (PTCS Air Source Heat Pumps, Commissioning Controls and Sizing, PTCS Ground Source Heat Pumps and Duct Sealing). For questions about invoicing these measures please contact your utility COTR. For all other questions regarding these measures, please continue to email
For questions on any other HVAC measure, including Ductless Heat Pumps, thermostats and other non-PTCS measures, please contact your Energy Efficiency Representative (EER). Please do not use for questions on non-PTCS technologies.

BPA Energy Efficiency Quick Start Utility Guide Now Available -
BPA’s Energy Efficiency team has developed a resource for utility staff who are new to the world of EE. The BPA Energy Efficiency Quick Start Utility Guide, offers a wealth of information on how to do business with and get the most from, the BPA Energy Efficiency program. It also serves as a handy refresher for seasoned professionals who want to brush up on procedures or unfamiliar aspects of the program. The guide, which can be printed and used as a hard-copy desk reference, is featured on our Energy Efficiency Utility Toolkit page, located here.