Making Energy Work Fall Symposium

Please join us and our partners, Sustainable Northwest and Hood River County, on October 16th and 17th for the second annual Fall Energy Symposium. This event will bring together energy stakeholders across the state to discuss resiliency and energy independence for Oregon communitites.

The keynote speaker is Debra Smith, General Manager for the Central Lincoln People’s Utility District. Debra will share strategies the central coast is pursuing to prepare for greater community resiliency and emergency preparedness.

When: Monday, October 16th -Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Where: Hood River, Oregon

Tickets: $65, includes light refreshments Monday, breakfast, and lunch on Tuesday.

Registration Here

Other panels and presentations include:

  • Roundtable Discussion: Federal and state policies, Phil Chang, Field Representative for U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, Jana Gastellum from Oregon Environmental Council, and Rob Del Mar, Oregon Department of Energy
  • Workshop: A deep dive into the Community Solar Program, Nolan Moser, Oregon Public Utilities Commission, Rikki Segiun, Renewable Northwest Project, and Charlie Coggeshall, Clean Energy Collective
  • Community Spotlight: Success stories from RARE Americorps initiatives across OregonLindsey Hardy, Environmental Center, Norah Owings and Hannah Sohl, Rogue Climate, and Marla Harvey, Hood River County
  • Community Solar: Oregon’s emerging models, Dan Orzech, Oregon Clean Power Cooperative, Evan Ramsey, Bonneville Environmental Foundation, and Bridget Callahan, Sustainable Northwest
  • Battery storage, emergency preparedness, and microgrids, Rick Williams, Leidos Maritime Solutions
  • Funding your project, Susan Badger-Jones,  Energy Trust of Oregon, Todd Andres, Pacific Power, and Robert Wallace, Wy’East  RC&D

For questions about the Symposium or to become a sponsor please contact Bridget Callahan, Energy Program Associate, at (503) 756-0494 or

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