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Week of December 5, 2019

Here's how to stay in the know with NEEA and BPA in 2020 -
​As Conduit transitions from an online community-building tool to a file- and resource-sharing platform, there are components of the online community that will not continue in 2020. One of the sunsetting functions at year-end is the weekly Conduit newsletter. The Conduit team asks you to take a moment to subscribe to the NEEA Newsletter by visiting Then bookmark the BPA Calendar webpage or subscribe to the RSS feed for alerts:

​Program Updates
Simple Steps Program to conclude Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 -
For 10 years, the Simple Steps program has been a source of significant savings for BPA customers. During that time, the residential lighting market has transformed; high-efficiency lamps are becoming the norm rather than the exception.  As a result of this transformation, BPA intends to end its participation in the Simple Steps program at the end of this fiscal year on Sept. 30, 2020...More
Reminder: Lighting Calculator 4.0 retires Dec. 31, 2019 -
Friendly reminder: Time is running out to submit lighting projects in Lighting Calculator 4.0, which will retire on Dec. 31, 2019. Please keep in mind, a lighting calculator’s retirement date is defined as the last date a completed lighting calculator may be submitted to BPA.

If you need assistance transferring any projects from version 4.0 to version 5.0, please contact your energy efficiency representative or email

​PTCS Redesign options for Performance Tested Comfort Systems: Feedback requested by Dec. 12 -
BPA presented draft recommendations to improve and streamline the Performance Tested Comfort Systems program, or PTCS, in a brown bag last month. BPA seeks written feedback on the recommendations from all utility customers — including those that do not participate in PTCS — by Thursday, Dec. 12. Access the links in the attached document below for discussion questions, recommendation details and presentation slides available on…More