Energy Trust invites comment on 2012-2013 budget
Energy Trust of Oregon is seeking comments from interested parties and citizens, including trade allies and program allies, on its proposed 2012-2013 budget and action plan.
The two-year proposed budget is designed to cost-effectively meet and exceed utility integrated resource plan goals for energy-efficiency savings for Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural and Cascade Natural Gas, while helping develop small-scale generation from a variety of renewable energy resources for PGE and Pacific Power.
The budget allocates expected revenues among energy-efficiency and renewable energy programs and support activities. These programs and activities serve residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural and public sector customers of the four investor-owned utilities.
Through the budget development and refinement process, the proposed budget and action plan are presented to two advisory councils, the Energy Trust board of directors and the Oregon Public Utility Commission through multiple public meetings. In addition, Energy Trust presents the proposed budget to each of the four participating utilities, and invites written public comment throughout November.
Full details on the budget schedule, including meeting dates, times and locations where public comments are accepted, can be found online. In addition, written public comments are due to Energy Trust no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2011. Comments can be emailed, mailed or submitted in person.
Energy Trust moves to new office this month; please note office closure Nov. 18 and change of address
Energy Trust is moving offices on Friday, November 18 to a renovated office in Portland. To accommodate the move, the Energy Trust office will be closed Friday, November 18.
We will be fully relocated and open for business in our new space on Monday, November 21. Due the move and the Thanksgiving holiday, incentive checks will not be mailed during the week of November 21.
Through November 17, 2011
- The Energy Trust address remains 851 SW 6th Ave., Suite 1200, Portland, OR 97204.
Friday, November 18, 2011
- The Energy Trust office will be closed.
- Energy Trust’s call center will also be closed, and customer service representatives will be unavailable. Customers are asked to contact us Monday, November 21.
- Emails and phone messages sent November 18 won’t be received by staff until November 21. Voicemail recordings will alert callers to the office closure and allow them to leave messages.
Starting Monday, November 21 2011:
- The new office is expected to be open at 8 a.m.
- The Energy Trust call center will reopen.
- Email and phone messages sent November 18 will be available to staff starting at 8 a.m.
- The new address changes to 421 SW Oak Street, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97204.
- Incentive checks will not be mailed during this week due the move and the Thanksgiving holiday
- The November 30 Renewable Energy Advisory Council meeting and Conservation Advisory Council meeting will be at the new location.
The new office is adjacent to the MAX lines and bus lines, and parking is available nearby. Click here to map our new location, including parking options, such as the US Bancorp Tower at 111 SW 5th Ave., Portland.
Though the address is changing, other contact information will remain the same, including staff phone numbers and emails, and the Energy Trust phone number, fax number and website.
Our new office
Energy Trust chose a renovated space where we can demonstrate energy efficiency in our day-to-day operations with high-efficiency lighting, daylighting and innovative server technologies that lower cooling needs. Because efficiencies drive us, we are taking a lean approach to the new office to reduce operating costs. By working harder for us, the new space is a smart investment, and one that others can learn from, too.
New trade ally logo now available
Energy Trust has updated the trade ally logo to better differentiate your marketing efforts from those of Energy Trust.
The new logos are available on the main resources page in the trade ally section of Energy Trust’s website, and trade allies may use them right away. We will discontinue using the previous three-color trade ally logo as of November 15, 2011, and we’ll require all materials to carry the updated, single-color logos starting January 1, 2012.
Please follow the instructions on the website to download complete images of the logo. Please avoid cutting and pasting the logo from the website; the website sample is a low-resolution image not intended for printing.
To ensure your marketing projects are approved, please note the following guidelines:
- Marketing projects using the old three-color Trade Ally of Energy Trust logo must be completed before December 31, 2011.
- All new marketing projects submitted for approval after November 15, 2011, must use the single-color logos.
- After December 31, 2011, all marketing projects must carry the updated single-color logo, unless they are part of a previous agreement with Energy Trust.
Each Energy Trust program has its own cooperative marketing approval process, and those are unchanged. Please visit the individual forms and resources sections for each program in which you participate to find specific cooperative marketing guidelines.
If you have questions about the updated logos or cooperative marketing guidelines, please call your trade ally coordinator. You can also reach us at 1.866.368.7878.
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