NW Natural’s Role

Together we can shape the future of our environment.

NW Natural is taking responsibility to plan for our customer's sustainable energy future - Smart Energy is part of that future.

Our commitment

We're committed to reducing fossil fuel impact on local and global environments today. Through promoting more efficient energy use and environmental stewardship, NW Natural is doing its part to limit carbon emissions and slow or stop the greenhouse effect—a proven factor in global climate change.

In 2007, we became our own first Smart Energy customer, when we signed up for the program.

We committed to offsetting 100 percent of the CO2 associated with our natural gas heating use for the next five years.

As of July 15, 2017, on our 10-year anniversary, more than 39,000 Smart Energy customers have contributed to the offset or future offset of carbon emissions from natural gas use by more than 610,000 tons — equivalent to nearly 116,800 cars removed from the road for a year.

Also in 2017, we donated $10 to the Oregon State Parks Foundation for every new customer who enrolled in Smart Energy within a certain time frame. As a result, approximately $18,000 will be donated to the OSPF this year.

With additional contributions from customers like you, together we can offset thousands of more tons of carbon dioxide.