$169 – $299

Efficiency Workshop (Nov 14) and Clean & Affordable Energy Conf. (Nov 15)

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~ Register for any of the following Portland events ~

Next Level Energy Efficiency Workshop - Nov. 14th, 2018

Clean & Affordable Energy Conference - Nov. 15th, 2018

World Forestry Center - 4033 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR

Schedule for November 15th, 2018:

8am-5pm: Main Conference

5pm-7pm: Clean Energy Awards Reception


Opening Session: Utility Decarbonization Pathways

Portland General Electric: President and CEO Maria Pope will discuss PGE's efforts

to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 80% by the year 2050

NW Natural, Oregon's largest natural gas utility, will present its strategy for

”deep decarbonization that leaves no one behind"

Panel 1:  Are New Energy Storage Technologies a Game-Changer?

Emerging energy storage technologies may change how we think about and plan the Northwest electric system.  What are these technologies?  What benefits, including community resilience, do they offer?  And how should they be employed?

Moderator: Adam Schultz, Oregon Department of Energy

  • Ken Dragoon, Flink Energy Consulting and the Renewable Hydrogen Alliance
  • Nate Sandvig, National Grid
  • Rebecca O’Neil, Pacific Northwest National Lab

Panel 2: Beyond Savings - All the Benefits of Energy Efficient Buildings

Energy efficient buildings save money and energy. They’re also healthier and more comfortable and can help improve community outcomes related to housing stability and economic development.  How can we make energy efficient buildings and their benefits available to all?

Moderator: Oregon State Representative Pam Marsh

  • Carolina Iraheta Gonzalez, Verde
  • David Olivas, Yakama Nation Housing Authority
  • Amy Cortese, New Buildings Institute

Panel 3: Opportunities and Challenges for the Bonneville Power Administration in Helping the West Develop More Clean Energy Resources

How will carbon pricing, capacity markets, and broader regional market coordination help BPA remain financially strong and fully committed to its fish and wildlife responsibilities and all public interest obligations? - Speakers to be announced.


Nov. 14th, 2018: 9am - 4pm at the Native American Student Community Center - 710 SW Jackson St, Portland, OR

In the Northwest’s clean energy economy, energy efficiency drives the lion’s share of commerce, employment, and greenhouse gas reductions. The Next Level Energy Efficiency Workshop will explore how we can make EE work even harder.

Starting with an overview of energy efficiency contributions to the Northwest’s electric system, economy, our health, and the environment, the workshop will examine how we can tackle financial and workforce challenges in the public, commercial, and residential sectors to increase energy efficiency investment and the benefits it yields. And we’ll learn how home-based energy efficiency measures are improving air quality and contributing to the health of kids and families in tribal communities.

Sessions will include:

  • EE financing options for commercial buildings

  • Energy Services Contracts in the public and private sectors

  • Successful EE financing approaches for multi-family housing

  • Successful EE financing approaches for residential and small commercial

  • In-home Air Quality with the Tribal Healthy Homes Network

  • Developing a demand-side services workforce

The workshop will be a great place to connect with energy efficiency service providers, policymakers, state and local government representatives, tribal representatives, and community advocates.




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