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Week of August 15, 2019
​Events
​Brown Bag: 2020-2021 Implementation Manual – Non-Sector, Multi-Sector, Agricultural and Commercial -
Please join us on Thursday, Aug. 15, from 12 - 1:30 p.m. for a brown bag presentation discussing the Non-Sector, Agricultural, and Commercial sections of the 2020-2021 Implementation Manual. There will be an opportunity for customers to ask questions of BPA’s programs staff...More

​Save the Date: 2019 BPA Utility Round Tables -
Regional utility roundtables kick off next week. These annual gatherings are facilitated by BPA but are hosted by our public utility customers for our public utility customers. Please join your fellow utility representatives and the Bonneville team for discussions on a variety of topics focused on you and your end-use customers...More

​General
​UES Measure List Posted -
UES Measure List Version 8.0 that will be active on October 1, 2019 is now posted to bpa.gov on the Interim Solution 2.0 Files webpage. A summary of the changes to the UES Measure List will also be posted in a document titled “Summary of changes to UES Measure List Version 7.3 to 8.0.
The Conduit ED series has concluded and the team thanks everyone for reading   -
Thank you to everyone who took the time to read the latest Conduit ED series that details the site changes to be expected in the upcoming months. In case you missed any of the articles within the series, you can find them all below.

While the Conduit team doesn’t anticipate any major changes that will affect the way the site is currently utilized by users, as these updates begin to roll out please don’t hesitate to reach out to help@conduitnw.org with your questions. The FAQ, located here, is also a great resource.
Reminders​

End-of-rate-period deadlines -
BPA’s Energy Efficiency organization is preparing for end-of-rate-period close out and is publishing the dates for important customer milestones as a planning aid. Final dates are now available. If you have any questions, please contact your EER.

End-of-rate-period deadlines and milestones
 
Deadline to submit custom project completion reports for guaranteed review
Sept. 16
Deadline for requesting bilateral transfers 
Sept. 23
Deadline to submit an IS 2.0 invoice to use FY 2018-2019 EEI funds
NOON - Sept. 25
FY 2020-2021 rate period EEI budgets will be available for invoicing
Oct. 3
Rate-period budget updated with any rollover or start-of-rate-period transfers.
Nov. 22
 
EE tracking and reporting system replacement update -
EE last sent out an update on the status of the future of Interim System 2.0 in February 2019. Since then, EE developed a proposal to replace IS 2.0 with a permanent tracking and reporting solution using commercially available software. EE passed its first major hurdle, receiving approval to release a request for offers, which will allow BPA to assess the costs of the system and identify a viable vendor. EE will then make a follow-on recommendation to the steering committee to award a contract, fund the project, and move it forward into the next phase of planning and scoping. This next stage of project review is targeted for November 2019. If approved, EE anticipates seeking input from customers during the post contract award planning phase. If you have additional questions, please contact your EER.
Unassigned Account final allocations -
BPA has completed all transfers associated with customer requests for Unassigned Account allocations. There were no customer refusals or reduction requests based on the initial allocation amounts, so those amounts are now the final allocations. Attached are the final FY19 Unassigned Account allocations...More
Follow-up: NEEA digital-coupon solution and instant rebate webinar -
Thank you to those who attended the NEEA Digital Coupon / Instant Rebate webinar on Thursday, July 18. NEEA is currently gauging the level of interest in the digital-coupon solution to help create a group of interested utilities to help further explore this opportunity, and the questions raised during the webinar were insightful and helpful to the conversation. The slides presented during the webinar and an FAQ are available here.

For more information about the digital-coupon solution or to participate in the group, please contact Jon Clark, strategic market manager, at JClark@neea.org or 503.688.5444 by Friday, Aug. 16.