Diana Enright, 503-378-8278
Cliff Voliva, 503-378-3637
SALEM — Oregon’s current geothermal development will be the focus of the next meeting of the Geothermal Working Group. Following the meeting, there will be an optional tour of the Glass Buttes project, which is doing exploratory geothermal well drilling.
Scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 7 at The Environmental Center in Bend (16 NW Kansas St.), the Geothermal Working Group meeting begins at 9 a.m. and is open to the public. The agenda includes:
- Surprise Valley Electric Co-op discussing the Paisley geothermal project.
- The Oregon Institute of Technology updating its power plant development.
- State and federal regulatory agencies providing information for developers.
- A roundtable session with geothermal experts from California and Washington.
The optional tour leaves Bend at 1:30 p.m. and is expected to return about 5:30 p.m. Glass Buttes is located about 75 miles east of Bend in Lake and Harney counties.
To view the meeting agenda and the option to participate by telephone, please visit the Oregon Department of Energy online at http://www.oregon.gov/energy/RENEW/Geothermal/Pages/OGWG-Meetings.aspx
To request an interpreter for the hearing impaired, or accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact Linda Ross at 503-378-6874. TTY users should call the Oregon Relay Service at 711.
About the Oregon Geothermal Working Group: The OGWG promotes the use of Oregon's geothermal resources for power generation and direct use. The Oregon Department of Energy leads the OGWG. The OGWG formed in November 2004 and includes representatives of utilities, government agencies, environmental groups, farming and rural interests, and geothermal industry developers.
About the Oregon Department of Energy: The Oregon Department of Energy provides tax credits, grants, loans, technical assistance and energy information for home owners, businesses, manufacturers, farms, ranches, schools and governments.