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Oregon Energy Planning Council To Meet September 1 In Salem
8/25/2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact:
 Lisa Pinheiro
 503-373-2293
10-42In Oregon  800-221-8035
 
The Oregon Energy Planning Council (Council) will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. in Salem to continue its work looking at the State’s future energy needs and analyzing the issues involved in meeting those needs.
 
The Council was tasked with creating an energy plan that outlines a wide array of issues to help the State establish a more sustainable, and less fossil fuel-dependent, energy future.
 
The agenda includes review and discussion of a draft Energy Plan Report scheduled for submission to the Governor in December. This report is the first installment of Oregon’s emerging energy plan. The full agenda is available at www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/RENEW/OEPC/OEPC_Meetings.shtml.
 
The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Local Government Center, 1201 Court Street NE in Salem.
 
Governor Kulongoski appointed the 11-member Council. The Council chair is Ron Adams, Dean of the Oregon State University College of Engineering. There are 10 other voting members and 12 ex-officio (non-voting) members. The complete members list can be found at www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/RENEW/OEPC/OEPC_Members.shtml
 
Oregon Department of Energy serves as staff to the Council. For more information contact ODOE at 503-378-4040, toll-free in Oregon at 1-800-221-8035 or check the Web site at www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/RENEW/OEPC/index.shtml.
 
A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting. Please call the Oregon Department of Energy at TTY 1-800-735-2900, or fax 503-373-7806.