Smart Energy
Let's work together to address climate change.

Reduce your environmental impact with Smart Energy.

Let's work together to address climate change. When you enroll in the Smart Energy program, you join over 84,000 NW Natural customers who are addressing the carbon emissions from their natural gas use through projects that reduce, or prevent the release of, greenhouse gases.

We designed Smart Energy to be:

  • Affordable. Residential customers choose either the Average Home option for $8.00 a month or the Climate Neutral option for about 15 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.
  • Installation-free. Whether you are a renter, homeowner or business, there is no need to install any equipment.

Customers enrolled in Smart Energy have their carbon footprint addressed through a mix of carbon offsets and renewable natural gas projects. To date[1]As of 12/31/2022, Smart Energy has funded emissions reductions from 19 projects across the Pacific Northwest, California, Utah, Alaska and British Columbia. Some of these projects use captured methane, a potent greenhouse gas, as a renewable energy source—now that’s smart! 

84,181
business and residential customers participate in Smart Energy.*
423,665
equivalent reduction in number of gasoline-powered cars removed from the road for one year.
1,909,675
metric tons of emissions reductions funded over the life of the program.*
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Smart Energy participants
Smart Energy-funded carbon offset projects

How Smart Energy works

Enroll at the level that is right for your home or business.

Smart Energy purchases carbon offsets and renewable natural gas from projects that reduce, or prevent the release of, greenhouse gases.

Each month, you are now balancing some or all of the carbon footprint associated with your natural gas use.

Join the Smart Energy program.

Reduce your environmental impact from natural gas and support projects that reduce, or prevent the release of, greenhouse gases.

Projects

Smart Energy projects

See projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Good work, Eugene and Corvallis!

You're leading the way with the highest percentage of residential customers in Smart Energy.

We signed up for Smart Energy as a way to reduce our carbon footprint. We want to make sure that we keep the planet in balance with the energy we use.

Adam Milne

Old Town Pizza, Old Town Brewing

Morgan Gary
Smart Energy is one way I can grow my business and reduce my impact. It's a perfect fit for business, my customers, and the community.

Morgan Gary

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