September 2023 Newsletter – Clean & Affordable Energy Conference, Justice Funding, and BPA’s draft Provider of Choice policy 

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Featured Our 2023 Clean & Affordable Energy Conference! We’re thrilled to invite you to our first in-person conference since 2019 on December 6 in Portland!  Network with peers in the clean energy community and learn from keynote speakers and expert panelists who will lead conversations critical to a clean, equitable, and affordable clean energy transition…

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2023 Washington State Solar Summit – October 20, 2023

Hosted by Solar Washington since 2015, the Washington State Solar Summit is an important annual information gathering and networking event for anyone engaged in solar deployment, education or advocacy in Washington state. With sessions on Funding and Incentives for Solar, The Future of Solar, Strategies and Pathways for Clean Energy Storage, Community Solar, Net metering, Inclusive…

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2023 CUB Energy Policy Conference – October 6, 2023

The Oregon Citizens’ Utility Board (CUB) is hosting the Building(s) for an Equitable Energy Future conference on October 6, 2023 in Portland, Oregon. When: 9:00am – 5:00pm, October 6, 2023Where: The Leftbank Annex (101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227)Website: oregoncub.org/conference Building(s) for an Equitable Energy Future will explore how construction, energy systems, and local…

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GridFWD 2023 – October 16 – 18, 2023

Join GridForward for a unique grid modernization event, GridFWD 2023, October 16-18 at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA. The venue – in a forested area so familiar across the U.S. West – will provide attendees with unique ways to explore new ideas, forge new connections, and become invigorated to tackle the challenges and opportunities of this unusual…

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2023 Oregon Solar + Storage Conference – November 7-9, 2023

The 2023 Oregon Solar + Storage Conference (OSSC), hosted by the Oregon Solar + Storage Industries Association (OSSIA), is taking place November 7-9, 2023 in Portland, Oregon. Earn NABCEP CEUs, visit engaging exhibits, hear from industry leaders about solar policy, storage, business development, land use, large scale development and more. Join OSSIA for one of…

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July 2023 Newsletter – New staff, OR legislative session, Clean & Affordable Energy Conference

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Featured New staff members join the NW Energy Coalition! Alma Pinto, Energy Justice Policy Associate Alma joined the Coalition in July 2023 as an Energy Justice Policy Associate. Prior to her role at the coalition, she worked at Community Energy Project, where she advocated for frontline communities at the Oregon state legislature, local government, and…

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A Single, Unified Western Market

Bonneville Power Administration has a key role The West is in the midst of determining how to structure itself into electricity markets, with significant implications for utilities, customers, and the future of a clean, equitable, and affordable western grid. Electricity markets can coordinate and optimize the electricity grid, creating a system that is more reliable,…

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2023 Oregon Legislative Session Wrap Up

The Oregon Legislative session adjourned on Sunday, June 25th. Despite a 43-day walkout by Senate Republicans, 2023 ended up being a fairly successful legislative session. Energy issues were not expected to play a big role (we’re still working on implementing all the big policies we passed in 2021) but some important steps were taken in…

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2023 NW Renewable Hydrogen Conference – September 19, 2023

Presented by: Renewable Hydrogen Alliance DoubleTree Hilton, Portland, OR September 19, 2023 Find out more and register here. The Renewable Hydrogen Alliance is hosting the Northwest Renewable Hydrogen Conference on September 19, 2023, in Portland, Oregon. Held at the DoubleTree Hilton, this event will cover various topics relating to the development and advancement of the renewable hydrogen industry…

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