It’s always nice when we hear from fellow Oregonians – and see new corners of our beautiful state along the way. A handful of Oregon Department of Energy staff – along with the all-volunteer Energy Facility Siting Council – got to do just that in late June at public hearings on the draft proposed order of the planned Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line.
The Oregon Department of Energy today announced a new resilience resource for small and medium electric utilities. The Oregon Guidebook for Local Energy Resilience identifies incremental actions electric utilities can take today so they are better prepared in the event of a major emergency, and provides additional guidance to improve overall community energy resilience.
The Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board will hold a two-day public meeting on July 15-16, 2019 at 234 SW Kendall Ct. in Troutdale. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. on Monday and reconvene at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, with an opportunity for public comment each day.
We’ve received some reports about a solar panel cleaning company that’s soliciting Oregonians with a letter that implies the Oregon Department of Energy endorsed their services. We do not lend our name, recommendation, or endorsement to specific businesses, services, or products.
The Montague Wind Power Facility, currently under construction in Gilliam County, will be the focus of discussion at the Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council meeting June 27 in Boardman. The public meeting begins at 2 p.m. at the Port of Morrow Riverfront Center, 2 Marine Drive NE.
Laura Klement, owner of business Enerstructa in the Columbia River Gorge, is passionate about sustainability and energy. She conducts home energy assessments and issues scores in Portland, the Gorge, and beyond. We sat down with her to learn more about life as an Oregon home energy assessor.
The Oregon Department of Energy and the Energy Facility Siting Council will hold a series of public hearings on the Draft Proposed Order for the Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line in Eastern Oregon this month.
Each year, Oregon Department of Energy staff join representatives from Oregon Department of Agriculture, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon State University, and two eastern Oregon counties to participate in the annual Hanford Emergency Exercise to test our emergency preparedness program.