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2017 OSBEELS Symposium

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

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

2017 OSBEELS Symposium Schedule

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2017 Symposium Speakers
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Christopher D. Aldridge, RPP
OSBEELS Board Member
"To drone or not to drone, things to consider when choosing to use sUAS"

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James Brown, PE
City of Portland Environmental Services
"Bio-gas utilization for power generation"


Pedro Lomonaco, PhD
Director, O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory

Opening Keynote
"Model testing of wave energy converters"


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

"Rule updates, and commonly misunderstood statutes and rules"

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

Right-of-Way surveys – retracing high voltage strip descriptions"
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Darren Murtaugh, PE
Portland General Electric

"Smart grid and planning for renewables"

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Marc Thalacker
Three Sisters Irrigation District
Jed Jorgensen
Energy Trust of Oregon

"Modernizing Oregon’s Irrigation Infrastructure"


Rick Wallace
Oregon Department of Energy

"Are you ready for the electrical vehicle 2.0?"
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USGS-Oregon Water Science Center

"Insights on the hydrologic impacts of large dams in Oregon"
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Portland General Electric

"Salem Smart Power Center – Demonstrations and Studies of Utility Scale Energy Storage"


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