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.
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.
CO2 Refrigerant Heat Pumps Today – August 16, 2017
Carbon dioxide (CO2) refrigerant heat pumps have come a long way from research through four BPA Technology Innovation Projects to BPA’s successful effort to bring the technology to market. Janice Peterson with BPA provides an overview of the commercialization effort at this webinar. Ken Eklund with WSU discusses what has been learned about optimizing performance of these heat pumps whether used as water heaters or combined space and water heaters.
Working Together on Emerging Technologies – August 30, 2017
How can we improve collaboration around emerging technologies in the Pacific Northwest? The Regional Emerging Technology Advisory Committee (RETAC) is doing just that. Mark Rehley, Senior Manager for Emerging Technology at the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), and Dave Kresta, Senior Product Manager at NEEA will share a vision for collaboration and discuss the current state of the emerging technology pipeline. You will learn how to use the new Emerging Technologies database that is available on ConduitNW.org. We will also be looking for your input on priorities for emerging technology for 2018!
Super-Efficient Dryers – Field and Lab Test Results – September 7, 2017
Lab and field research on heat pump clothes dryers conducted by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) from 2013 through 2016 resulted in 1) a multi-tiered dryer efficiency specification that is the basis of utility energy savings estimates 2) a qualified products list used to promote high efficiency dryers sold in the Pacific Northwest and 3) recommendations on how a future test protocols can be improved. Attend the webinar to hear Christopher Dymond, Senior Product Manager at NEEA, present these findings, as well as results from a non-energy benefits comparison study of heat pump clothes dryers with conventional clothes dryers.
Window Attachments – September 20, 2017 - Details to come
Alternate Refrigerants – September 28, 2017 – Details to come
Applying Strategic Energy Management in Manufacturing Facilities
August 1, 2017
BPA’s Multifamily New Construction Measure
June 28, 2017
Line Voltage Connected Thermostats: Better Control of Baseboard Heaters
June 14, 2017
Stem the Loss: Hot Water Systems in Multifamily Buildings
May 17, 2017
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: 2016 Multifamily Building TAG