Join Oregon PSR and our community partners for these upcoming events:

Learn more about Oregon PSR's upcoming events here, or visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for more information.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make in-person meetings and events a potential public health risk, many meetings and events are switching to webinars and other online meetings. Here are some webinars organized by Oregon PSR's community partner organizations that you might find useful and informative (please note that these online events are not organized by Oregon PSR).

*Please note: In order to limit our staff members' and volunteers' exposure and potential transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), events organized and co-sponsored by Oregon PSR are subject to change and/or cancellation. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns regarding an upcoming event.

  • Saturday, October 07, 2023 at 11:00 AM
    The Redd in Portland, OR

    Electrify Portland! Home Electrification Fair

    The Electrify Portland! Home Electrification Fair is a free, all-ages, festive event for homeowners and renters curious about transitioning their homes from gas (or old electric) to efficient electric.

    On Saturday, Oct. 7th from 11am-3pm, The Redd’s main hall, kitchen and parking lot will be filled with product demonstrations, contractor introductions, kid activities, and free tasty treats. Gather practical tips on how to electrify your home, get a free one-on-one consultation with an electrification expert, and learn about the incentives that can help cover the cost of electrifying. Walk away with everything you need to start electrifying your home!

    Located at 831 SE Salmon St in Portland, this public event kicks off Sustainable Building Week, which will conclude with Solar Oregon’s October 14th home tour. 

    Get your free ticket here! Visit for more information.

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 07:30 PM

    34th Annual Salem Peace Lecture

    Join us for the 34th annual Salem Peace Lecture with Guest Lecturer Dr. Liz Theoharis. This years lecture will be Peace, Peace When There Is No Peace: Addressing Poverty, Racism and Militarism from the Bottom Up.

    Ron Steiner and Frank Thompson will receive the 2023 Peacemaker of the Year Award for their efforts to repeal the death penalty locally and nationally. 

    Free Admissions, Donations Accepted

    If you require disability accommodation for this event, contact [email protected]

  • Wednesday, December 06, 2023 at 08:00 AM · $239.00 USD

    Clean & Affordable Energy Conference

    Join the NW Energy Coalition for our 2023 Clean & Affordable Energy Conference!

    Join us on December 6 in Portland for our first in-person conference since 2019! Network with peers in the clean energy community, hear from expert panelists and keynote speakers, and stick around for our Clean Energy Awards reception. Panelists will discuss how utility planning should change to deliver equitable and affordable outcomes, the role of energy efficiency and distributed energy resources for vulnerable populations, and how the Bonneville Power Administration needs to modernize to drive forward the clean energy transition.  

    Members of the NW Energy Coalition are encouraged to stay and join our Member Meeting on December 7 from 8am – 11am.

    Panel 1: Energy efficiency and distributed energy resources for vulnerable populations 

    Northwest communities are facing challenging economic times and increasing utility costs that are driving up energy burdens, especially for the most vulnerable. Targeted deployment of energy efficiency and distributed energy resources (DERs), such as rooftop solar or storage, can create a more equitable and affordable energy system. How can we use energy efficiency and DERs to not only meet peoples’ energy needs, but also create healthier, more affordable, and more comfortable homes? Can clean electricity planning and programs be more targeted to help utilities, regulators, and policymakers prioritize energy efficiency and DERs for overburdened and vulnerable communities? 

    Panel 2: Modernizing the Bonneville Power Administration 

    As the owner of the majority of the Northwest’s transmission and marketer of the federal hydropower network, BPA’s policies and actions impact every aspect of our electric system. The electric system is rapidly changing, and we must restore salmon populations and advance decarbonization while modernizing the energy system to be more equitable and affordable. How can we ensure that BPA’s new 20-year contracts with its customer utilities and its investments in transmission and energy efficiency more effectively position the region for the future?

    Panel 3: Rethinking utility planning for equity and affordability 

    For decades, utilities have developed comprehensive plans attempting to provide reliable and affordable energy for customers. However, outcomes have not always been equitable or affordable for vulnerable and frontline communities. Our energy system is rapidly and dramatically changing, and status quo planning will not effectively deliver tangible benefits to highly impacted communities without changes to how stakeholders participate, how we determine cost parameters, and the metrics utilities use to determine benefits and resource needs. How have planning expectations changed in our region? What best practices are we seeing to effectively increase participation of highly impacted communities, and to develop tangible community benefit indicators? How can the utilities and their governing boards and regulators manage rates for energy burdened customers as we invest in new resources and infrastructure to deliver clean energy. What changes to planning requirements should be made to ensure equity in our energy system? 

    5:00 – 7:00pm – Clean Energy Awards Reception

    Stick around after the conference for our annual Clean Energy Awards! Hors d’oeuvres will be served and drinks will be available for purchase.

    Hotel Room Block at the DoubleTree

    Book your hotel room through our room block for a slight discount on your hotel reservation: DoubleTree Hotel Room Booking

    Sponsorship and scholarship opportunities are available. Please email [email protected] for more information.