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Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance | Energy Efficiency Financing Feasibility Assessment

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) hired Collaborative Efficiency in 2015 to explore the feasibility of offering services related to energy efficiency (EE) financing.  CE explored current EE financing efforts in the Northwest and conducted interviews with over 20 Northwest utilities offering EE loan programs.  CE also analyzed a range of innovative EE financing mechanisms and programs offered by utilities and other organizations outside of the Northwest.  CE found situations where EE financing has been a significant market transformation force, and identified a promising financial mechanism–the voluntary tariff–that has not been used in the Northwest.  In 2016, CE began a more in-depth research effort on behalf of NEEA related to existing voluntary tariff programs in operation around the country.