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Bonneville’s Emerging Technology program and Technology Innovation office offer funding opportunities for development and validation of energy-conserving technologies. BPA seeks to partner with others and advance emerging technologies and develop new energy conservation measures. This approach reduces duplication of efforts and frees up resources for other opportunities. Everyone then benefits by seeing more results in less time.
​Emerging Technology Field Tests

​BPA 's Emerging Technology Field Tests gather performance data of selected technologies with the goal of developing cost-effective energy efficiency incentive programs. BPA seeks to partner with its utility customers and test these technologies in Northwest Applications and determine suitability for future programs. If your organization is interested in any of these efforts, please contact us at More information is available in our FAQ. If you are a customer of Bonneville, you can also contact your Energy Efficiency Representative.

Current Field Tests

​Low Energy Spray Application Irrigation ​​Active
​High Volume Heat Pump Water Heaters ​​Active
Commercial High Efficiency Pumping System (CHEPS) ​​Participation Enrollment Closed
RTU Replacement (HRV + VCHP) ​​Participation Enrollment Closed
Smart Water Heaters ​​Participation Enrollment Closed
​Baseline Research
​Center Pivot Irrigation Systems
BPA is conducting an assessment of existing center pivot irrigation systems, to better understand the potential for new energy conservation measures. We are offering $50 for each completed form. Click here to download the form. Please send completed forms to
​Technology Innovation Research and Development Solicitation
​BPA's Technology Innovation initiative includes an annual cycle of funding based on strategic needs identified in the agency’s technology roadmaps. Each spring, Technology Innovation posts a funding opportunity announcement is posted for new projects here.
Research Partners