The Washington State University Extension Energy Program Announces the Launch of an Online Networking Community for Energy Efficiency Emerging Technology Professionals

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Washington State University Extension Energy Program is pleased to announce the launch of E3T Connect, a collaboration site for professionals who are interested in emerging technologies that reduce electric energy consumption. The site’s address is http://www.e3tconnect.org.

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This is a great opportunity for Western and our customers to gather insights and contribute to the evaluation process for energy efficient emerging technologies.

Washington State University Extension Energy Program is pleased to announce the launch of E3T Connect, a collaboration site for professionals who are interested in emerging technologies that reduce electric energy consumption. The site’s address is http://www.e3tconnect.org.

E3T Connect promotes collaboration among engineers, utilities, designers, policy-makers, research organizations and others interested in advancing emerging technologies by offering an online community for sharing resources and knowledge among experts in the field. Members can create personalized profiles, read blogs by industry experts (and start their own), and participate in relevant discussion forums on energy efficiency topics. They can also join a variety of technology-focused groups; learn about the latest technology evaluations and applications, and post photos and videos. Membership in E3T Connect is free.

E3T Connect is managed by the Washington State University Extension Energy Program and sponsored by The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA).

As Ron Horstman, Western’s Energy Services Director, has stated, "This is a great opportunity for Western and our customers to gather insights and contribute to the evaluation process for energy efficient emerging technologies. Our customers have had high interest in cost-effective measures and technologies for their end-users and we look forward to participating in this new venture. Our current partnership with the Washington State University Extension Energy Program has allowed us to collaborate with another U.S. DOE agency, the Bonneville Power Administration, and this shows great stewardship of customer and tax payer dollars, and it creates an effective resource that will help us move toward a sustainable energy consumption pathway."

About the Washington State University Extension Energy Program
The WSU Extension Energy Program is a self-supported department within the University that operates much like a consulting firm, helping governmental, residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural clients create energy efficiency solutions. http://www.energy.wsu.edu

About The Bonneville Power Administration
The Bonneville Power Administration is a federal agency based in the Pacific Northwest, and is part of the U.S. Department of Energy. It is self-funding and covers its costs by selling its products and services. BPA markets wholesale electrical power from 31 federal hydro projects in the Columbia River Basin, one nonfederal nuclear plant and several other small nonfederal power plants. About one-third of the electric power used in the Northwest comes from BPA. http://www.bpa.gov/energy/n/emerging_technology/

About the Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration markets and delivers reliable hydroelectric power and related services within a 15-state region of the central and western U.S. It is one of four power-marketing agencies within the U.S. Department of Energy whose role is to market and transmit electricity from multi-use water projects. Western provides technical assistance to customers on energy efficiency and renewables through their Energy Experts hotline, 1-800-769-3756. http://www.wapa.gov/es

Media Contact: David Shepherd-Gaw, 360-956-2085

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