Smart Energy Progress Report

2023 Program Status

More than 1.7-Million Tons of Emissions Mitigated

NW Natural launched Smart Energy in 2007 to give our customers a way to address the carbon emissions from their natural gas use.


business and residential customers participate in Smart Energy.[1]As of December 31, 2022
metric tons of emission reductions Smart Energy customers have funded over the life of the program.[2]As of December 31, 2022
equivalent reduction in number of cars removed from the road for one year.[3]

As of December 31, 2023:

92,607 business and residential customers participate in Smart Energy.

Over the life of the program:

Carbon offsets funded: 1,770,735.02 metric tons

Renewable Thermal Certificates funded: 2,900

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We designed Smart Energy to be:

Affordable. Residential customers choose either the Average Home option[5]Oregon $5.50/month; Washington $8.00/month or the Climate Neutral option[6]Oregon 10.5 cents more per therm used each month; Washington 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.

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