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Week of September 16, 2021
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Submit your session ideas for Efficiency Exchange 2022
What do you want to see at Efficiency Exchange 2022, or EFX22?  Energy-efficiency professionals are invited to submit topics for sessions, and share ideas for speakers and topics for opening/closing sessions. Deadline for submission is end of day Friday, Oct. 29. Submit a topic here.

Planning for EFX22 on April 14-15, 2022 is underway. EFX is the Northwest’s premier energy-efficiency networking and learning conference. Attendees from public and private utilities, consulting and research firms, nonprofit organizations and government will come together to learn and connect across the region. Details about EFX22 have moved from Conduit to neea.org. Contact Maggie Bagan for more information about the conference.

BPA team explains how Oregon schools can use emergency funds for energy-efficiency improvements
Representatives from BPA's engineering and energy efficiency representative teams met with the Oregon Department of Education Business Managers last week...More
Read BPA’s Energy Efficiency updates on the progress of their new BPA Energy Efficiency Tracking System
Now in the execution phase, BPA expects the new system to go live in April 2022, coinciding with the release of the 2022-2023 Implementation Manual. Follow this link to read more about the project milestones and progress toward them.
Materials posted for Implementation Manual webinar
BPA’s Sept. 9 webinar covered upcoming administrative changes to the rate period Implementation Manual, which will be released in April 2022. View the webinar materials using the links below.
Please contact your energy efficiency representative if you have questions.
New BPA evaluation project updates posted
Regularly, BPA provides stakeholders with status updates on evaluation projects. The latest update includes insights into recent and current projects, including the impact evaluation of BPA’s Custom portfolio for industrial customers, a study of the persistence of savings of BPA’s Strategic Energy Management, or SEM, program and the kickoff of a process evaluation for SEM. Click here to read the latest Evaluation project updates.
 
Evaluation offers valuable information that allows energy-efficiency programs to achieve continuous improvement and efficient, cost-effective implementation. To learn more about evaluation, please visit www.bpa.gov/goto/evaluation or email evaluation@bpa.gov with any questions.
​Events
BPA Webinar: Conservation potential assessment findings
Please join BPA from 10-11 a.m. (PDT), Thursday, Sept. 16, to learn about BPA’s conservation potential assessment, or CPA, methodology results and key findings. BPA’s Energy Efficiency Planning and Evaluation team, Cadmus and Lighthouse Consulting develop the CPA as a primary input into BPA’s Resource Program and as a planning tool for the 2022 Energy Efficiency Action Plan...More
BPA Webinar: October Implementation Manual update and rate period change notice
​Please join BPA from 10-noon (PDT), Thursday, Sept. 23, for an overview of measures that will become effective Oct. 1, 2021 in the 2021-2022 Implementation Manual. BPA will also present the six-month advance notice for changes to the upcoming 2022-2023 rate period Implementation Manual, effective Apr. 1, 2022. In addition, there will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions...More
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Reminder: Important energy-efficiency dates webpage on bpa.gov
Check out the new important dates webpage designed to help BPA utilities learn when key touchpoints in BPA’s Energy Efficiency Program will occur. Please note: the release of the new BPA Energy Efficiency Tracking System may impact some of these dates. View the new webpage here.