Posts in Energy in Oregon
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 Announces $1.25 Million in Grants for Renewable Energy Projects Across the State

The Oregon Department of Energy announced today six recipients of $1.25 million in Renewable Energy Development Grant funds. The RED Grant program supports Oregon businesses, nonprofits, and organizations investing in renewable energy systems that use biomass, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, wind, landfill gas, biogas, wave, tidal, or ocean energy to produce electricity.

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Governor Brown Signs Zero-Emissions Target Bill Into Law

We were excited to hear that Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1044 – Oregon’s zero-emission vehicle target bill – into law earlier this week. The bill marks another step forward for Oregon’s climate goals and for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.

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More Than 300 Oregonians Attend Hearings For Proposed Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line

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.

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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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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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