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2017 OSBEELS Energy & Sustainability Symposium
September 22, 2017
Salem Convention Center​

A new world of energy is emerging.  Oregon is powering that change. 

Join the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying at the seventh annual OSBEELS Symposium on September 22, 2017 at the Salem Convention Center. This year’s event will feature industry innovators and the projects that are shaping the future of clean energy and sustainability in Oregon.

Full day attendees will be eligible to earn 8 PDHs. 
Registration begins July 6, 2017 
$80 Registration Fee

2017 OSBEELS Symposium Schedule
speaker schedule

Symposium Speakers

James Brown, PE
City of Portland Environmental Services

"Bio-gas utilization for power generation"

Pedro Lomonaco, PhD
O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory
Oregon State University

Opening Keynote
"Model testing of wave energy converters"

Katharine M. Lozano 
Assistant Attorney General 
Oregon Department of Justice​

"Rule updates, and commonly misunderstood statutes and rules​"

Kelly Miller, PLS (in AZ and NM) ​
Bonneville Power Administration​​
Phillip McNinch, PLS (in WA)
Bonneville Power Administration​

Right-of-Way surveys – retracing high voltage strip descriptions​​"

Darren Murtaugh, PE
Portland General Electric

"Smart grid and planning for renewables"

Marc Thalacker
Three Sisters Irrigation District
Lizzie Rubado
Energy Trust of Oregon

Modernizing Oregon’s Irrigation Infrastructure"

Rick Wallace
Oregon Department of Energy

"Are you ready for the electrical vehicle 2.0?"

USGS Logo  Rose Wallick
USGS-Oregon Water Science Center​

"Oregon dams and their effects on rivers"
Kevin Whitener, PE
Portland General Electric

"Demonstrations and Studies of Utility Scale Energy Storage"


Note: Speakers​, and session schedule are subject to change. 

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