About Northwest SEED

Our current centralized fossil fuel based energy system increasingly endangers humans and the ecological, social, and economic systems upon which we depend. The health of our communities depends on a rapid transition to sustainable energy generation and use. We can start here and now, in our own community, to build a Northwest region powered by clean energy.


Founded in 2001, Northwest SEED creates communities powered by locally controlled clean energy.


Through on-the-ground projects and progressive policies, we seek to:

  • Decrease the cost of renewable energy technologies
  • Increase the % of clean, distributed generation in our regional energy portfolio
  • Increase access to clean energy for middle and low-income households
  • Grow the local economy and increase community resiliency through locally sourced energy projects

Find out more about what we do, and how we can help you.

Working With You

Attend an Event

Northwest SEED provides educational events to community members to support renewable energy project development.

Have an Idea?

Got a project idea ready? We may be able to assist with your community project. Click below to see what services we offer!

Find More Resources

Northwest SEED provides publications, guidebooks and web tools that help communities pursue clean energy projects.