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

Reduce your environmental impact with Smart Energy.

Let's work together to fight climate change. When you enroll in the Smart Energy program, you join over 73,000 NW Natural customers who are mitigating the carbon emissions from their natural gas use through projects that reduce, or prevent the release of, greenhouse gases.

Oregon

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.
  • Installation-free. Whether you are a renter, homeowner or business, there is no need to install any equipment. 
To date[1]As of 6/1/2022, Smart Energy has purchased offsets from 17 innovative projects across the Pacific Northwest, California, Utah and Alaska. These include projects like biodigesters on family-owned dairy farms that capture methane from cow manure, keeping this potent greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere and harnessing it as a renewable energy source. Every day on dairy farms, a typical cow produces 120 pounds of manure—that’s a lot of potential energy!
Washington

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. 
For Washington customers enrolled in Smart Energy on, or after, July 1, 2022, their carbon footprint is mitigated through a mix of carbon offsets and renewable natural gas projects. To date, Smart Energy has funded emissions reductions from 18 projects across the Pacific Northwest, California, Utah and Alaska. Some of these projects use captured methane, a potent greenhouse gas, as a renewable energy source—now that’s smart! 
 
73,902
business and residential customers participate in Smart Energy.*
337,118
equivalent removal of greenhouse gas emissions from this many gasoline-powered passenger vehicles driven for one year.
1,550,113
metric tons of emissions reductions funded over the life of the program.*
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How Smart Energy works

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

Smart Energy purchases carbon offsets and renewable thermal certificates 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

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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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