The Energy Trust of Oregon said this week that last year it saved its participating customers, which are a mix of businesses and consumers, $362 million on energy bills.
The non-profit said that the total exceeded its goals for savings on electricity, natural gas and renewable energy. At the same time, the group met all Oregon Public Utility Commission minimum performance measures, including keeping administrative costs at 5.5 percent of annual revenues.
Energy Trust pushed LEDs and other technologies, and worked with designers and builders to add renewable features to the design of residences and businesses, according to the press release.
Last month, Federal regulators delayed a decision on whether a 232-mile liquefied natural gas pipeline will be allowed to traverse the Oregon coast.