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NW SEM Collaborative on Conduit
NEEA and Northwest utilities are taking a collaborative approach to Strategic Energy Management (SEM). Visit the NW SEM Collaborative's Conduit community to learn more about its activities and discussions.
Northwest utilities, the Energy Trust of Oregon and BPA are all facing substantial growth in their conservation goals over the next several years. During independent outreach and planning efforts in 2008 and 2009, NEEA and BPA each clearly heard their stakeholders' needs for increased regional information-sharing, coordination and collaboration in order to help stakeholders meet their aggressive energy efficiency goals. This need was also confirmed during the work of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Taskforce (NEET) during 2008 and 2009. In late-2009, both BPA and NEEA identified an online energy efficiency community as one means to address those needs.
NEEA and BPA partnered early on in this effort to develop the overall community objectives and requirements. Limitations of government use of social media helped with the decision by BPA and NEEA to have NEEA assume the official ownership of the effort. BPA and NEEA continue to work closely on the implementation of this resource and ensuring value for Northwest utilities. Conduit is brought to you by NEEA with additional support from BPA . Conduit was unveiled to the public on May 10, 2011.