Smart Energy Progress Report

One 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 2019, the program grew to nearly 58,000 participating customers, and total emission reductions funded over the life of the program passed the one million-ton mark.

business and residential customers participate in Smart Energy.*
total tons of emission reductions Smart Energy customers have funded over the life of the program.*
equivalent reduction in number of cards removed from the road for one year.**

Digest This!

Smart Energy purchases carbon offsets from projects that reduce, or 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 nearly 58,000 others, we’re making Smart Energy work. The program has verified and retired high-quality carbon offsets from 12 projects in the Pacific Northwest, California, and Utah.

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


*As of December 31, 2018

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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