Northwest utilities and energy efficiency organizations are taking a collaborative approach to Strategic Energy Management. 

The NW SEM Collaborative was formed in 2011 based on the premise that the region can achieve more working together than can any single utility or organization working alone. The NW SEM Collaborative aims to help energy efficiency program administrators accelerate the adoption of SEM in the industrial and commercial sectors.

The NW SEM Collaborative continues to grow and evolve with the following goals:

  1. The NW SEM Collaborative is a self-sustaining organization with a diversified funding base.
  2. The NW SEM Collaborative is a regional organization and engages with SEM leaders across North America to share SEM design lessons and expand the impact of SEM.
  3. The NW SEM Collaborative supports the SEM Hub as the go-to resource for SEM professionals to readily find resources, information, tools, contacts.
  4. The NW SEM Collaborative enables members to drive increased savings and resilience through wider adoption (# of participants) and deeper engagement (EMA measures).
  5. The NW SEM Collaborative engages with regional leaders responsible for the development of regional resource planning.

Working Groups

Participating in a Working Group is an effective way to work with your peers on shared challenges in SEM program management. To get involved in a Working Group, just email us and we will add you to the list for the Working Group(s) you are interested in.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & SEM: Victoria Parker (Waypoint Energy) and Sada Naegelin (Stillwater Energy)

Develops strategies for delivering SEM in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive way. Please email us to be added to the notification list. NEXT MEETING: April 20, 9:00-10:00 PST

Beyond the E – Kathleen Belkhayat (Energy Trust of Oregon) and Karen Brooks (Strategic Energy Group)

Continues to identify the additional benefits (engagement, customer service, non-energy specific resource conservation) that SEM brings to energy management. Please email us to be added to the notification list. NEXT MEETING: June 15, 2-3pm PST


Measurement & Verification – Jacob Schroeder (Cascade Energy), Kevin Campbell (Energy 350), Josh Rushton (Rushton Analytics)

Continues to confront challenges, find opportunities and share insights on how to make M&V of SEM projects more effective, including alternative approaches, standardization, savings persistence and more. Please email us to be added to the notification list. NEXT MEETING: April 15, 12-1:00pm PST

Emissions Reduction – Tamara Berger (BCHydro), Mike Christianson (Energy350), and Thu Tran (Cascade Energy)

Discusses and develops strategies to integrate greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction strategies with SEM. Please email us to be added to the notification list. NEXT MEETING: TBD


Small-to-Medium Business SEM Delivery: Renee Garrels (CLEAResult), and Tom Hovde (Snohomish County PUD) 

Discusses and explores approaches to addressing barriers to SEM participation and delivery for small-to-medium customers. Please email us to be added to the notification list. NEXT MEETING: May 26, 2:00-3:00pm PST

Northwest SEM Collaborative Overview Video

Northwest SEM Collaborative Overview

Join the NW SEM Collaborative

Join us in accelerating the adoption of SEM practices.

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NW SEM Collaborative page 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.

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