Posts in Safety & Resilience
September Is National Preparedness Month: Are You Ready To Be Without Power, Running Water, Etc.?

A major storm has hit our area and your neighborhood just went dark. Your refrigerator stopped humming and you can’t see the clock on your microwave. What’s more, you don’t know when the power will be restored. Four hours? Tomorrow? What if it’s longer? Are you ready?

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Energy Facility Siting Council to Meet September 26-27 in Clatskanie

SALEM — Oregon’s Energy Facility Siting Council will meet next on September 26-27, 2019 in Clatskanie. The public meeting begins Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Clatskanie River Inn, 600 E. Columbia River Highway. The meeting resumes on Friday at 8 a.m.

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Preparing for Cascadia: Fueling Communities From the Ocean?

The Pacific Northwest Region’s fuel infrastructure will be destroyed in the aftermath of a 9.0 Cascadia earthquake and tsunami. The Oregon Department of Energy’s role is to work with the federal government, the military, and the petroleum industry to establish new temporary bulk fuel supply chains to ensure adequate fuel supplies are provided to the state’s public safety agencies tasked with saving and sustaining lives, and restoring critical lifelines and services.

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Energy Facility Siting Council to Meet August 22-23 in Boardman

Oregon’s Energy Facility Siting Council will meet next on August 22-23, 2019 in Boardman. The public meeting begins Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Port of Morrow Riverfront Center, 2 Marine Drive NE. The meeting resumes on Friday at 8:30 a.m.

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Oregon Department of Energy Launches Guidebook for Local Energy Resilience

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.

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Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board to Hold Public Meeting July 15-16 in Troutdale

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.

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June 2019 Newsletter

In our June 2019 newsletter, we’re talking about ODOE’s 2019-21 budget, the latest in Home Energy Scoring, and what’s happening across our agency.

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ODOE Staff Take Part in Annual Hanford Emergency Exercise

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.

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Proposed Jordan Cove Project Now Out for Stakeholder Comment

On March 29, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas export facility and pipeline. FERC will accept public comment on the DEIS until 2 p.m. Pacific time on July 5, 2019.

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March 2019 Newsletter

ODOE’s March newsletter talks about the latest round of Renewable Energy Development Grants, a new Oregon Solar Dashboard, a new Grounded podcast episode, a quick update on the legislative session., and more.

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ODOE Climate Policy Analyst Lesley Jantarasami to Present at Salem Science Pub

Oregon is already feeling the effects of climate change, from widespread drought to smoky summers. The science behind how climate change is affecting our environment and health will be the topic of conversation at the next Salem Environmental Education Science Pub Night on Tuesday, January 22.

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Oregon Department of Energy Encourages Oregonians to Weigh in on Hanford Nuclear Site Cleanup

The Oregon Department of Energy expressed its concern in an official letter to the U.S. Department of Energy late last month, regarding USDOE’s proposal to offer a new interpretation of what constitutes “high-level radioactive waste” at the Hanford Site and other nuclear cleanup sites across the country.

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