This website provides information about emerging energy-efficient technologies that could have the potential to save electric energy in the Pacific Northwest. The Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA) Energy Efficiency Emerging Technology (E3T) Program collaborates with technology experts and regional stakeholders to evaluate the technical performance and expected market acceptance of these technologies. The E3T website is managed by Washington State University (WSU) Energy Program, and sponsored by BPA with additional support from the Western Area Power Administration.
You are invited to learn about emerging energy-efficient technologies in the resources provided here:
The database provides information about electricity-saving technologies that are commercially available but not yet in widespread use in the Pacific Northwest. Users can browse all technologies or filter for specific technology characteristics. You are invited to contribute knowledge about recently commercialized technologies that are not in this database.
Search produces a sortable table that is downloadable to Excel.
Browse shows a list of technologies with brief descriptions.
Featured: Advanced Lighting Control Systems
To compare technologies fairly and accurately, it is important to provide consistent information about each technology. Definitions of the fields that appear in the database are provided here.
Webinars provide timely, in-depth information about some of the promising technologies, practices, and knowledge-sharing strategies that BPA is considering for future research, evaluation, or deployment. Some webinars highlight examples of how energy-efficient technologies are used in real-world settings. View recent and archived webinars.
Just Scheduled: A Coming of Age: Low-E Storm Window Retrofits (December 2, 2015 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time)
Although storm windows have been available for decades, recent years have brought about significant advances that have transformed this technology into the most cost effective means of improving the energy performance of existing windows. Low-E coatings have notably increased the thermal resistance of storm windows while various esthetic features have helped them hurdle over many of the previous barriers to adoption. Join E3T for a Showcase webinar describing these advances and several key field studies that have verified the effectiveness of their energy savings, as well as the process of developing them into a measure for residential and weatherization programs.Register here.
Recently Completed: Easily Commissioned Lighting Controls
Interior lighting controls with “plug and play” or “automatic configuration” setup options are becoming more prevalent in today’s rapidly evolving controls marketplace. Lighting controls can significantly reduce energy use, but there is a lack of independent third-party information available on their function or their interactions with different luminaire systems. This webinar describes results from a pilot study which evaluated energy usage and light levels under the default commissioning protocols for three lighting controls systems paired with two LED luminaire arrays, as well as an LED luminaire system with integrated lighting controls.
Experts from across the country participate in technical advisory groups (TAGs) to evaluate commercially available electricity-saving technologies and recommend technologies that could best enhance the region’s portfolio of energy-saving measures. You are invited to learn about current and past TAGs.
Featured: Smart Residential Thermostat