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.
Lessons Learned from BPA’s DER Benchmarking Study (#65)
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at noon
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BPA’s Distributed Energy Resources (DER) team met with 12 entities from around the country to better understand how they are using and enabling DERs within their organizations and service territories. Our DER team learned a great deal about the types of DERs utilities are working with, how they are integrating them, programs available to customers, enabling technologies and future plans for each of the entities. This information has been documented in BPA’s 2017 DER Benchmarking Report that is publicly available on the bpa.gov website. This presentation will focus on an overview of the information in the report and key learnings that BPA took away from discussions with each of the entities.
Residential Lighting – Controls
December 7, 2017
Residential Lighting – Lamps
November 29, 2017
Demystifying the Refrigerant Landscape
September 28, 2017
Residential Window Coverings: Energy Efficient or Just Nice Looking?
September 20, 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