In recognition of the fourth annual Energy Efficiency Day, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission joins regional and national partners to promote lowering consumer energy bills, reducing pollution, and finding more efficient methods of meeting energy needs.
Energy Efficiency Day is a national promotion of energy efficiency best practices. The goal is to encourage people to make changes to reduce their energy use and to “Save Money. Cut Carbon. Breathe Easier.”
The State of Washington has made significant investments in energy savings by requiring state buildings and vehicle fleets to be energy efficient, setting goals for energy use, and encouraging energy savings performance in state contracts.
In 2018, Washington’s utilities acquired enough energy savings to power a city the size of Bellingham or Kirkland.
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ranks Washington in the top 10 among states for its energy efficiency programs.
Reducing the energy used by homes, manufacturers, and businesses benefits everyone— especially energy ratepayers. The average household saves nearly $500 every year thanks to efficiency standards for common appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators, and water heaters.
The UTC encourages everyone to observe Energy Efficiency Day by making one change to use less energy at work or at home. Learn more about what you can do to save energy and money at www.energyefficiencyday.org
The UTC is the state agency that regulates private, investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities in Washington. It is the commission’s responsibility to ensure regulated companies provide safe and reliable service to customers at reasonable rates, while allowing them the opportunity to earn a fair profit.