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Case in Point: Oregon’s Recent Efforts to Reduce Plug Load Energy Consumption

DOE's Plug and Process Load Technology Research Team gave a technical presentation about a Statewide Plug Load Strategy developed by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and the Oregon Department of Energy. Presenters discussed the strategy's 5 key components: portfolio management, planning and specifications in procurement, reviewing and adjusting settings/configuration before use, optimizing use, and outreach and education. They also discussed the state’s adoption of ASHRAE 90.1-2016 energy codes and Oregon’s recently adopted Energy and Resource Conservation Policy, which directs agencies to implement several components of the Plug Load Strategy.

Speakers: Dave Wortman, Statewide Sustainability Officer Oregon Department of Administrative Services; Stephanie Kruse, Facilities Engineer, Oregon Department of Energy