Chelan County Public Utility District Joins Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Support from Chelan County PUD Strengthens Regional Effort to Maximize Energy Efficiency while Delivering Direct Benefits to Chelan County Energy Consumers

PORTLAND, Ore., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) today announced that Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) has joined the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance to maximize energy efficiency in the Northwest. Chelan County PUD will support NEEA both in funding support and regional coordination and collaboration through 2014.

"NEEA welcomes Chelan PUD to the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance," said Susan Stratton, NEEA's executive director.  "Its support of NEEA strengthens the regional collaboration to maximize energy efficiency across the region, while providing direct benefits to the rural energy consumers of Chelan County."

"Over the years we have watched NEEA's reputation continue to grow. On behalf of our local residents who want affordable, reliable power, we are proud to be a part of NEEA," said Greg Carrington, managing director of Energy Resources at Chelan County PUD. "Through these pooled resources we will strengthen NEEA's regional leverage. The value of this leverage can then be returned to our county and to the 12 million energy consumers in the region."

Carrington has been appointed to serve a two-year term on NEEA's Board of Directors.

About the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is a non-profit organization working to maximize energy efficiency to meet our future energy needs. NEEA is supported by and works in partnership with the Bonneville Power Administration, Energy Trust of Oregon and more than 100 Northwest utilities for the benefit of more than 12 million energy consumers. NEEA uses the market power of the region to accelerate the innovation and adoption of energy-efficient products, services and practices. Since 1997, NEEA and its partners have saved enough energy to power more than 568,400 homes each year. Energy efficiency can satisfy more than half of our new demand for energy, saving money, and keeping the Northwest a healthy and vibrant place to live. www.neea.org.

About Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD)
Chelan County PUD was created by a vote of the people of Chelan County in 1936. It delivered its first electric power to a small group of rural customers 11 years later. Today, the PUD provides electricity to all of Chelan County and delivers clean affordable power to major power purchasers serving 7 million homes and businesses in the Northwest. Here are a few other facts about Chelan County PUD. www.chelanpud.org

SOURCE Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance



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