Our approach

The mission of BPA’s Emerging Technologies Program is to lead the development and adoption of energy-efficient technologies in the Pacific Northwest. We envision a future where every electric device a consumer uses is as efficient, productive, and grid-friendly as possible. BPA has been active for more than 35 years in evaluating and advancing emerging technologies as a cost-effective way to help meet regional conservation goals. In order to further strengthen these efforts, BPA Energy Efficiency launched the ET program in 2008. By 2017, ET has grown in to a $3 million program that is evaluating dozens emerging technologies with the potential to achieve more than 1,500 average megawatts of savings across the wide range of electricity uses in our region.