NEEA’s Northwest SEM Demonstration Pilot Case Studies

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s (NEEA) Northwest Strategic Energy Management (SEM) Demonstration Pilot of the International Standardization Organization’s (ISO) 50001 energy management standard, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program is part of its commitment to transform the market for strategic energy management in the Northwest. NEEA, with the help of utility partners, conducted the pilot from October 2008-June 2011 with five participating companies from throughout the region. NEEA provided strategy and technology support, training, utility coordination efforts, and included NEEA field advisors to work with participating companies to embed energy management into industrial business plans — from leadership to operational levels— to support long-term energy savings.