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Portland General Electric (PGE) opened the Energy Resource Center (ERC) in November 1986 with the goal of "turning technology into competitive advantage" for its customers. Approximately 10,000 people have passed through the ERC doors since its opening. The ERC has blossomed into more of a regional center, helping interested commercial & industrial professionals from all over the Northwest. The increased "regionalization" of the ERC is a trend that PGE hopes to aggressively pursue. PGE believes that the ERC has helped the utility become much more directly involved with technology transfer and influencing energy choices. More specifically the ERC has helped PGE better reach its commercial and industrial customers.

The ERC is staffed by the Energy Resource Group (ERG), a collection of five full-time specialists in the fields of: lighting; electrical, mechanical and industrial applications; commercial food facilities; and a wide range of energy information. The capabilities of the ERG include seminars, workshops, classes, market development planning, and on-site technical support and training.

The ERC facility contains a lighting lab, demonstration kitchen, an exhibit area, a technical library, an auditorium, and an electric vehicle center.

In terms of promoting more or less electricity use, the ERC focuses on the needs of each individual customer. If energy efficiency is the top priority for a particular client, then the ERG presents that customer with energy efficiency options. If another customer is best served by a certain electrotechnology, (which might actually increase electricity use) the ERG will recommend that technology. In general, PGE seeks to achieve a balance between energy efficiency and beneficial usage of electricity.

The ERC has an annual operating budget of approximately $1,000,000 (nominal dollars), and PGE spent an estimated $983,083 on initial remodeling costs before opening the facility. In 1991 the ERC began charging for classes and seminars in order to help offset costs and meet the budget.

A major emphasis is placed on offering classes and seminars that are of interest and importance to commercial and industrial professionals. As a result the ERC is constantly examining which classes are popular, which are not, what areas the ERC might not be covering, and which classes or topics the ERC should drop.


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Our Vision & Values

Our Vision & Values

Our vision is to accelerate the promotion of sustainable energy and environmental programs in developing countries and countries in transition.  Our unique values are strived to provide sustainable solutions with proven technical capabilities, implement with wealth of practical and international experience in Asia and Pacific regions. Read more...

Our Niche & Strengths

Our Niche & Strengths

IIEC works on-the-ground, through multi-disciplined staff and partners, with governments and the private sector to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and projects.  Read more...

Our Capabilities

Our Capabilities

Specific services provided by IIEC to its clients include: DSM/EE Implementation & Evaluation; Development & Implementation of EE Standards and Labeling Programs; Renewable Energy Project Planning & Implementation; Clean Energy Finance Design; and Implementation of Energy Efficient Buildings  Read more...

Our Major Clients

Our Major Clients

IIEC’s major clients include the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) etc.  Read more...

Our Offices


IIEC operates through its offices in India, Thailand and Philippines.  Read more...

Our Team

Our Team

IIEC has full time local staff in each of its offices that are well placed to contribute to programs due to their extensive exposure to energy, transport and environmental activities in the region and their understanding of cultural issues relevant to the countries.  Read more...

Our Board

Board of Directors

IIEC’s Board of Directors is comprised of nine members, who are dedicated to providing strategic guidance to the organization as it advances its goal to promote sustainable and efficient energy use in developing nations and economies in transition.  Read more...


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