Smart Energy Progress Report

2021 Program Status

More than 1.5-Million Tons of Emissions Reduced


NW Natural launched Smart Energy in 2007 to give our customers an easy way to offset the carbon emissions from their energy use. Your participation in the Smart Energy program is helping make a world of difference.

In 2021, the program grew to over 73,000 participating customers, and total emission reductions funded over the life of the program exceeded 1.5-million metric tons.

73,902
business and residential customers participate in Smart Energy.*
1,550,113
metric tons of emission reductions Smart Energy customers have funded over the life of the program.*
337,118
equivalent reduction in number of cars removed from the road for one year.**

Digest This!

Smart Energy purchases carbon offsets from projects that sequester, reduce, and prevent the release of, greenhouse gases. Many of these projects are biodigesters on family-owned dairy farms. These projects keep methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from entering the atmosphere by harnessing it as a renewable energy source. Thanks to you and over 73,000 others, we’re making Smart Energy work. The program has verified and retired high-quality carbon offsets from 17 projects in the Pacific Northwest, California, Utah and Alaska.

Click here for a full list of projects providing offsets for Smart Energy.

 

*As of December 31, 2021
**https://www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator


Not a member of Smart Energy? Join the program today.

We designed Smart Energy to be:

  • Affordable. Residential customers choose either the Average Home option for $5.50 a month or the Climate Neutral option for about 10.5 cents more per therm used each month. Business customer enrollment options start at $10.00 a month.
  • Simple. The Smart Energy option you choose is included on your monthly bill.
  • High quality. Verified carbon offsets that benefit the environment.

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