Policy solutions to address climate change

Forty years of innovation


Our energy efficiency legacy

Founded in Portland, Oregon, in 1979, PECI is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to advancement in energy use, generation and policy. We are recognized as leaders in the field of energy resource management, with expertise in designing and implementing programs for utility and govenrment agency clients. Our work on energy efficiency programs continues to help millions of residential, commercial and industrial utility customers use energy more wisely.

Looking forward

PECI is now looking to partner with other nonprofits to address both Transportation Decarbonization and the Climate Impact of Buildings. This work will help advance energy-related policies—especially in Oregon—while deeply integrating equity considerations, all with an eye to reducing climate impacts. 

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PECI’s Past Work


Citywide Energy Efficiency Improvements

Portland Energy Conservation, Inc. was formed as a nonprofit by the city of Portland to provide loans to businesses and homeowners to undertake energy audits and weatherization retrofits. Over the next 35 years, PECI developed a nationally-recognized portfolio of energy efficiency programs, addressing existing buildings, new construction, and commissioning. Click to read our full origin story.

Community Energy Projects

In 2014, PECI sold its energy efficiency program assets and refocused its efforts on developing resilient communities that thrive in the new energy economy. We provided technical and program assistance to keep communities at the center of an affordable, equitable and low-carbon future. We also helped these communities stabilize energy costs, generate future revenue and position the local workforce for emerging energy sector jobs. 

Reach out to learn more about our current policy focus.