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What Electric Cooperatives Need to Know About Electric Vehicles

Since early 2016 Collaborative Efficiency has been involved with two electric vehicle projects in the Northwest.  Here are a few of the key findings we’ve learned along the way: EVs are here to stay EVs are no longer the stuff of science fiction – as of December 2016

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Pat Keegan Presents Beneficial Electrification at Midwest Residential Energy Conference

Pat Keegan will present on “Beneficial Electrification Opportunities for Utilities and Contractors” at the Midwesnt Residential Energy Conference on Tuesday, March 7th at 11am. Come by and meet with Pat to learn how Beneficial Electrification may bring savings to your co-op and your members. It all starts with a low-cost

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Pat Keegan Moderating Finance Session at TechAdvantage

Pat Keegan will moderate a session on Delivering Greater Value with Solar and Energy Efficiency Financing at TechAdvantage on Monday, Feb 27th at 3:30 Financing can be an important tool to increase member satisfaction and boost efforts to implement beneficial electrification, solar, community storage and energy efficiency. This

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Christine Grant Presenting at the EV Roadmap Conference

Christine Grant will be presenting at EV Roadmap 9 Conference on July 20 – 21. EV Roadmap 9 will explore a range of emerging questions, such as: What is the appropriate role for utilities in promoting transportation electrification? What models and pilots are pointing the way forward?

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Pat Keegan and Christine Grant Presenting at CONNECT Conference in Portland, OR

CONNECT is the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) annual conference for communications, marketing, and member services representatives.  The conference draws about 500 attendees from across the nation and Collaborative Efficiency was honored to be asked to present at the conference.  Both Pat Keegan and Christine Grant

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Electric Vehicles

What Electric Cooperatives Need to Know About Electric Vehicles Collaborative Efficiency authored five electric vehicle reports now available online on the impacts and opportunities presented by electric vehicles (EVs) for electric cooperatives. Since this series was completed in early 2016 Collaborative Efficiency has been involved with two

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On-Bill Financing: Inland Power’s Application for Low-Interest Capital

Financing helps utilities attract participants that don’t have the resources to participate in energy efficiency rebate programs.  Financing may enable utilities to achieve greater savings at less cost.   Utilities of all sizes and types are setting up financing programs.  Some lend their own funds, but many seek

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Our Work With the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

It is finally summer! Before we get too busy with summer activities and our new projects–we want to recap what we did during the winter and summer months.  When we weren’t out hitting the slopes, we were working hard for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Collaborative

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Introduction to On-Bill Financing Webinar – May 21st at 1 PM PDT

On-Bill Financing (OBF) is growing in popularity.  $250 million in financing is now available as capital for rural utilities to start OBF programs.   Will it help utilities capture more efficiency at less expense?  Can it attract new participants into energy efficiency programs?  Can utilities offer OBF with

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$250 Million in Federal Funding Available to Rural Electric Co-ops

Electric cooperatives now have access to $250 million in low-interest financing for energy efficiency programs. This funding is available through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Energy Efficiency and Loan Conservation Program and is administered by the Rural Utility Service (RUS).  According to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack: Funding will

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