Coalition welcomes five new member groups


Coalition welcomes five new member groups

The NW Energy Coalition family continues to grow! In the past year, the Coalition’s governing board has accepted membership applications from five organizations, listed and briefly described below.

These additions bring us to 112 member groups.

Our newest members are:

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Smart Grid Oregon

Smart Grid Oregon – the nation’s first state smart grid trade association — promotes Oregon’s smart grid industry and infrastructure. While the focus is on Oregon, Smart Grid Oregon works with partners throughout the Pacific Northwest.


Washington Local Energy Alliance

The Washington Local Energy Alliance is a coalition of people and organizations seeking community-level energy solutions. WALEA influences state legislation of direct interest to its members and works with city and county governments, utilities and other agencies to develop and promote ordinances and policies favorable to distributed renewable energy generation.


Silicon Energy

Silicon Energy is a Marysville, Wash.-based manufacturer of locally made, socially responsible solar PV products. The company’s products help develop the local economy while generating decades of clean electricity. Silicon Energy’s solar panels can be found at projects throughout the Northwest, including Avista Utilities’ headquarters and Shoreline’s city hall.


Laborers’ International Union of North America, Northwest Region

LIUNA is a construction workers union with members working in all areas of energy production throughout the Northwest. The union is now organizing and training members, disadvantaged workers and veterans for jobs in energy efficiency.  Northwest LIUNA has invested unprecedented resources toward creating a sustainable residential energy efficiency industry large enough to meet our energy needs. It has certified weatherization training programs with Clean Energy Works Portland and the City of Seattle.


River Network

River Network’s mission is to empower and unite people and communities to protect and restore rivers and other waters that sustain our country’s health. River Network envisions a future in which all people know their watershed and actively care for their local, river, lake, stream or bay. The Portland-based organization works for a day when all people have access to plentiful clean water.

Every Coalition member group has a seat and vote on our Board of Directors. For membership information, contact outreach director Cy Berryman at cy (at) For a full listing and more information about NW Energy Coalition’s organizational members, visit our membership page.