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Six Oregon manufacturers honored for leadership in energy efficiency
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Diana Enright (ODOE), 503-378-8278
Susan Jowaiszas (Energy Trust), 503-546-3624
In Oregon 1-800-221-8035
SALEM — Six of Oregon’s top manufacturers were recognized today with the first-ever annual Oregon Leaders Award for Industrial Energy Efficiency. The awards were presented during the 4th Annual NW Industrial Energy Efficiency Summit at the Oregon Convention Center.
The six manufacturers were honored as examples of statewide efforts to boost competitiveness by saving energy and improving efficiency.
The Oregon Leaders Award was created to identify and recognize the industrial businesses in Oregon on the leading edge of innovation and achievement in the area of energy management and efficiency. Companies were nominated and recognized in three categories:
  1. Strategic Energy Management
  2. Energy Performance Improvement
  3. Employee, Community and Customer Engagement
Governor’s Award and State Award: Showcasing high levels of energy efficiency achievement
Winners of the Governor’s Award, the highest honor of the Oregon Leaders Award, received their awards from First Lady Cylvia Hayes, representing Governor Kitzhaber. These companies are: 
  • Hampton Affiliates/Hampton Lumber, Williamina Division, Willamina, for Strategic Energy Management
  • Contact Industries (engineered wood products), Prineville, for Energy Performance Improvement
  • Pacific Natural Foods, Tualatin, for Employee, Community and Customer Engagement
The State Award, the second-highest honor of the Oregon Leaders Award, was presented by Oregon Department of Energy’s Director Robert Repine. The winners are:
  • CalPortland, Portland, for Strategic Energy Management
  • City of St. Helens Wastewater Treatment Plant, St. Helens, for Energy Performance Improvement
  • Hermiston Foods, a division of NORPAC, Hermiston, for Employee, Community and Customer Engagement
Eighteen nominations from companies across the state were submitted for consideration by a committee of representatives from sponsoring organizations and manufacturers. For more information about the winning companies and their accomplishments, please visit www.oregonindustrialEEleaders.org.
Oregon is a national leader in industrial energy efficiency
Oregon is the third-highest ranking industrial state in the country based on percentage of GDP. As a result, Oregon has proved to be fertile ground for industrial innovation and leadership in energy efficiency.
The Oregon Department of Energy, in collaboration with Energy Trust of Oregon, the Bonneville Power Administration and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, launched these annual awards. The sponsoring organizations are working together to provide insight and innovation toward creating a more energy efficient Oregon.
About the sponsors
Oregon Department of Energy: Created in 1975, the mission of the Oregon Department of Energy is to ensure Oregon has an adequate supply of reliable and affordable energy and is safe from nuclear contamination, by helping Oregonians save energy, develop clean energy resources, promote renewable energy, and clean up nuclear waste.
Energy Trust of Oregon: Energy Trust of Oregon is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping utility customers benefit from saving energy and generating renewable energy. Their services, cash incentives and solutions have helped participating customers of Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural and Cascade Natural Gas save nearly $800 million on their energy bills. Their work helps keep energy costs as low as possible and builds a sustainable energy future.
Bonneville Power Administration: BPA is a non-profit federal agency that markets renewable hydropower from federal Columbia River dams, operates three-quarters of the high-voltage transmission lines in the Northwest and funds one of the largest wildlife protection and restoration programs in the world. BPA and its partners have also saved enough electricity through energy efficiency projects to power four large American cities. 
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance: NEEA is a non-profit organization working to maximize energy efficiency to meet our future energy needs. NEEA is supported by, and works in collaboration with, the Bonneville Power Administration, Energy Trust of Oregon and more than 100 Northwest utilities on behalf of more than 12 million energy consumers.


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