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 have been recognized as leaders in the field of energy resource management, with expertise in designing and implementing programs for utility and government 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 focused on partnering with other nonprofits in addressing transportation decarbonization, reducing the climate impact of buildings and supporting capacity in organizations focused on environmental justice. This work will advance energy-related policies—especially in Oregon—to help address climate change while integrating equity considerations.


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 pursue their goals of stabilizing energy costs, generating future revenue and positioning the local workforce for emerging energy sector jobs. 

PECI’s Climate Focus

Today, PECI’s work focuses on policy advancement in transportation decarbonization, reducing the climate impact of buildings and lifting up environmental justice voices in climate policy-making. Below are partners supported by PECI’s current and previous work:

PECI plans to continue partnering in this arena. We are not accepting any unsolicited proposals at this time.



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