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2019 Fall Energy Symposium

Posted by Sally Bernstein on August 14, 2019

Celebrating the fourth annual Fall Energy Symposium in Klamath Falls, Oregon

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Sustainable Northwest hosted the 4th Annual Fall Symposium in Klamath Falls, October 17-18, 2019 at Oregon Institute of Technology. 

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Touring irrigation modernization underway at Modoc Point Irrigation District
Touring irrigation modernization underway at Modoc Point Irrigation District

This 2-day event brought together community leaders, businesses, elected officials, ranchers, farmers, and agency partners to identify strategies that advance clean energy initiatives across Oregon. 

Learning about community microgrids and resilience efforts
Learning about community microgrids and resilience efforts

Presentations can be found below:

Steve Kandra, Klamath Watershed Partnership, History of the Klamath Project

Mark Johnson, Klamath Water Users Association, The Future of Farming and role of Klamath Water Users Assocation

Scott McCaulou, Farmers Conservation Alliance, The Irrigation Modernization Program

Mason Terry, Modoc Point Irrigation District, Irrigation Modernization in Action

Bill Cronin, Natural Resources Conservation Service, NRCS Programs and Opportunities

Rob Del Mar, Oregon Department of Energy, Energy Storage for Resilience in Oregon

Eklas Hossain, Oregon Institute of Technology, Community Energy Resilience: Additional Strategies and Solutions

Meagan Hartman, Wisewood Energy, Advanced Wood Energy: What, Where, and How

Nick Johnson, Lake County Resources Initiative, Wood Availability and the Role of Natural Resource Organizations

Charlie Coggeshall, EQ Research, Community Solar in Oregon: Design and Outlook

Shannon Souza, SolCoast Companies, Oregon Solar Energy Industry Association, Solar Growing Pains: Land use and Interconnection

Oriana Magnera, Verde, Building an Equitable and Just Energy System


This year's event took us to the beautiful Klamath Basin, a region known for spectacular bird migrations, deep marshes, and snow-capped peaks. It's also where new approaches to energy resilience, farming and irrigation efficiency, forest restoration, and shared renewable projects are taking hold. These initiatives are driven by local leaders creating tangible benefits for a resilient, clean energy economy.

Water and energy resources are intertwined in the Klamath Basin. Saving one resource often means saving another, ultimately saving money for farmers.
Water and energy resources are intertwined in the Klamath Basin. Saving one resource often means saving another, ultimately saving money for farmers.
Dr. Eklas Hossain specializes in battery storage and microgrids, ensuring rural communities are safer and more resilient.
Dr. Eklas Hossain researches battery storage and microgrids, ensuring rural communities are safer and more resilient.
Shannon Souza with SolCoast Consulting shares challenges and opportunities to responsibly site solar.
Shannon Souza with SolCoast Consulting shares challenges and opportunities to responsibly site solar.
Sharing new opportunities to advance community energy with the Making Energy Work network.
Sharing new opportunities to advance community energy with the Making Energy Work network.
Lake County Resources Initiative is a leader in forest restoration and community energy in Lake County.
Revisiting wood energy opportunities with Lake County Resources Initiative, Wisewood Energy, and the U.S. Forest Service.
Fall colors at the Modoc Point Irrigation District pump station.
Fall colors at the Modoc Point Irrigation District pump station.

For questions about the Fall Symposium or the Making Energy Work network, please contact Bridget Callahan, Energy Program Manager, at (503) 756-0494 or bcallahan@sustainablenorthwest.org. 


          
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