Energy Efficiency and Conservation Measure Resource Assessment: For the Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Agricultural Sectors

Date Published: January 1, 2003

Document Type: Market Research Report, Report


Program Administrator:

Energy Trust of Oregon - Oregon


Ecotope; American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy; Tellus Institute, Inc.


The goal of this project was to provide the Energy Trust of Oregon, Inc. (Energy Trust) with a list of potential energy efficiency and renewable energy measures that could provide electricity savings for Oregon consumers. This list of efficiency measures is designed to inform the project development and selection process. Existing technologies and emerging electricity conservation approaches were reviewed to identify those measures most applicable, productive and cost-effective in the Energy Trust’s service territory. In total, the team assessed over 150 energy efficiency strategies. Also, a total of 154 recommended measures or packages of measures are included. The goal in developing the final list of recommended measures presented in report was to provide a means for comparing widely disparate energy efficiency options along with guidelines for understanding the size of the potential market for which each option is applicable. The total estimated savings from all measures would reduce energy use by approximately 7 million aMW over a ten year period, 70% of which are from the commercial and residential sectors. In the commercial sector, much of the savings is realized from office and retail measures, as well as from municipal measures such as wastewater treatment and LED street lights. Lighting measures were generally the most cost-effective in all sectors and end uses. In the commercial and industrial sectors, transformer and motor-related measures were also very important because of the widespread applicability to virtually all end uses.

Efficiency Topics