Momentum Savings and how we measure them

Energy savings that aren’t directly incentivized by electric utilities are called “Momentum Savings.” These savings encompass all energy efficiency that happens outside of utility-funded programs in the Northwest. In order to measure Momentum Savings, we must answer four questions:
  1. What is the market?
  2. How big is the market?
  3. What are the total market savings?
  4. What are the program savings?
By understanding the total savings in the market—not just utility program savings—we ensure the energy-efficiency power resource continues to help us meet the region’s power needs. Click here to watch it.

Momentum Savings and Market Research - Two invaluable tools

Did you know the energy-efficiency power plant is the second largest power resource in the Northwest? Unlike traditional power plants, this one is fueled by reducing the amount of energy used in homes, offices and industrial facilities. This ensures the Northwest will have an adequate power supply that saves money and is better for the environment.
Energy savings from outside utility programs are called Momentum Savings. The research BPA uses to find and track these savings is extremely valuable. Momentum Savings and market research— two invaluable tools helping the Northwest provide reliable power to our region. Click here to watch it.

Charlie Grist and Tom Eckman Series

Tom Eckman and Charlie Grist of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council discuss Momentum Savings (formerly called “non-programmatic savings”) in a series of six short videos.