Posts in Energy Facilities
Energy Facility Siting Council To Meet February 22 In The Dalles

Oregon’s first state-jurisdictional wind farm (approved back in 2001) and a not-yet-built Wasco County wind farm will be the focus of discussion at the next Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council meeting on Friday, February 22 in The Dalles. The public meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Discovery Center.

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Oregon Department of Energy Celebrates Biogas Facility Groundbreaking with City of Salem

ODOE Director Janine Benner was proud to join the City of Salem today to celebrate the groundbreaking for an upgraded 650-kilowatt cogeneration facility at the Willow Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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Oregon Department of Energy Year in Review

Our latest ODOE newsletter is a Year in Review from our Director, Janine Benner. From supporting energy-related executive orders to processing the state’s first large-scale solar facility to publishing our new and improved Biennial Energy Report, it has been a busy year. We’re looking forward to what 2019 brings.

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Energy Facility Siting Council To Meet December 14 In The Dalles

Two energy facilities planned for northeastern Oregon will be the focus of discussion at the next Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council meeting on Friday, December 14 in The Dalles. The public meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive.

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ODOE’s Siting Division Reviewing A Record 15 Projects

Utility-scale solar electric facilities are the hot new thing in Oregon, and many existing wind farms are taking steps to “repower” older turbines by using longer blades. Those are two reasons why the Facility Siting Division at the Oregon Department of Energy now has a record 15 projects under review!

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When The Rubber Hits the Road

Summer is the time for road-trips. At the Oregon Department of Energy, that means hitting the state’s highways and byways to connect with Oregonians. We enjoy getting out of the office and talking to Oregonians about the projects we’re working on. And as a result, our projects get better by having you involved.

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Energy Facility Siting Council To Meet August 23-24 In Boardman

A request for an amendment to the Golden Hills Wind Project in Sherman County – a facility that is approved but not yet constructed – will be the main topic of discussion at the next Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council meeting on August 23-24 in Boardman.

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Zelenka Brings Impressive Background To Energy Department

Energy – in Oregon and beyond – has a big impact on our environment. The space where they interact is where Alan Zelenka likes to work. He’s spent half of his life in the energy business, all the while being a staunch protector of Oregon’s natural resources. Zelenka is the new Assistant Director for Planning and Innovation at the Oregon Department of Energy.

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Energy Facility Siting Council To Meet June 29 In Salem

Rulemaking projects related to carbon dioxide emissions and solar photovoltaic facilities will be the main topics of discussion at the next Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council meeting on Friday, June 29 in Salem.

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What Powers Oregon: Oregon Department of Energy’s New Electricity Resource Mix Shows Oregonians Which Resources Keep the Lights On

The Oregon Department of Energy has launched an interactive tool for Oregonians to see what’s powering their homes and businesses. People across the state can use the agency’s comprehensive Electricity Resource Mix to find specific information about the energy sources Oregon’s electric utilities use to provide electricity to their customers.

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