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.
Proving NEST Savings
Thursday, June 30, 2016 at noon Pacific time
Self-learning, self-programming NEST Learning ThermostatsTM were installed in eligible single-family homes with air-source heat pumps in Franklin County, WA. The goal of the pilot project by Franklin Public Utility District (FPUD), with support from Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), is to explore how Wi-Fi-connected smart thermostats could improve energy efficiency beyond just homeowner programming. FPUD and BPA collected data from the installed thermostats for analysis to determine heat pump energy savings. This presentation presents an overview of the pilot program, including billing analysis methods, savings results, lessons learned, and next steps.
Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1268721344856734467
Emerging Technologies in the 7th Power Plan (#45)
May 12, 2016
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