20th July 2024

Power Belief employees joined vitality, coverage and group leaders at Residents Utility Board’s annual convention final month to debate developments in Oregon’s vitality panorama.

This yr’s convention targeted on methods to heart fairness because the state appears to construct its vitality future and the way understanding group priorities is critical to take action. A lot of the programming highlighted group voices alongside traditionally represented vitality and coverage organizations.

Power Belief employees took half in two of panels: one on new federal funding alternatives and one other on how native partnerships can assist traditionally underserved communities.

Lizzie Rubado, Power Belief director of innovation and improvement, described how Power Belief is working to assist maximize the native affect of recent funding alternatives from the Inflation Discount Act. She famous elevated coordination with different companies and organizations might be essential to bringing the advantages of federal {dollars} to Oregon.

“We will create a larger affect by proactively planning to make sure funds are delivered to clients in a approach that maximizes vitality financial savings for utilities and communities,” mentioned Rubado.

On a panel targeted on growing entry for frontline communities, Marshall Johnson, Power Belief senior residential supervisor, shared how Power Belief is working to heart group wants in its energy-saving affords and making them extra accessible, together with by way of partnerships with trusted native organizations.

Many community-based organizations participated within the convention, reflecting their more and more very important function in constructing an vitality transition that advantages everybody.

Portland-based group Group Power Mission accepted CUB’s 2023 Shopper Champion Award for its work supporting low-income households with free environmental training and weatherization provides, direct residence vitality upgrades and upkeep repairs.

Power Belief has an ongoing partnership with Group Power Mission to ship vitality affords that assist clients stay extra comfortably and decrease their vitality payments.

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