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 ====== Upcoming Events ====== ====== Upcoming Events ======
  
-**At our general meeting on Tuesday, ​November 12, we will hear a presentation from Christopher Dymond, speaking on “USEnergy Trends”.** +At our general meeting on Tuesday, February 18, we will hear a presentation from Dr. Burke Hales, speaking on Ocean Acidification. ​ (Please note that this meeting will be held on the third Tuesday of the month instead of our regular meeting date on the second Tuesday.) 
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 +This meeting on February 18 will be __hosted at the Oregon TECH Campus in Wilsonville ​ and skyped to the Glumac offices on the 16th floor (via Skype). You can attend at the Glumac location as usual__. 
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 +**Speaker: Dr. Burke Hales** 
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 +Dr. Hales is a professor of ocean ecology and biogeochemistry at Oregon State University, and the inventor of the “Burke-o-Lator” a system that has revolutionized shore-based Ocean Acidification (OA) monitoring. ​ Burke has been studying ocean carbon cycling, from the perspective of carbonate chemistry, since he started grad school in 1988.   
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 +**Presentation: ​ Ocean Acidification** (a topic much in the news these weeks). 
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 +Oceans are taking up somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 of the CO2 emitted by man every year. As a result, the ocean is becoming more acidic. ​ Ocean acidification is a threat to fisheries and aquaculture,​ to coral reefs, to the production of oxygen and to the entire food chain. 
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 +Dr. Hales will present a summary of his 31 years  of study on oceans and the  exchange of CO2 between the ocean and atmosphere. 
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 +No need to RSVP—just show up! 
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 +**When**: ​ February 18, 12:00 to 1:00 PM 
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 +**Where**: (1) Oregon TECK Campus in Wilsonville,​ Room 201 and (2) Glumac, 900 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1600, Spruce Conference Room, Portland Oregon 97204 (via  Skype). 
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 +**Parking**:​ The options for parking near Glumac are (1) on the street, (2) Standard Center Garage with entrances on 3rd and 4th between Taylor and Salmon, and (3) City Center parking also with entrances on 4th between Taylor and Yamhill. 
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 +**At our general meeting on Tuesday, ​January 14, we will hear a presentation from Micah Meskel, speaking on Portland Audubon’s Conservation Efforts.**  
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 +Attendance at our meeting, January 14 at the Glumac offices on the 16th floor and at the Oregon TECH Campus in Wilsonville via skype**If weather conditions look Hazardous tomorrow morning, I will send a cancelation notice.**
  
    
  
-**Speaker: ​Christopher Dymond ​**+__ **Speaker: ​Micah Meskel** __ 
    
 +Micah began volunteering with Portland Audubon at the Wildlife Care Center in 2010, and has served in a variety of staff roles within the conservation and care center programs before becoming the Activist Program Manager in 2018. Micah was born and raised in Portland and attended the University of Oregon and earned a degree in Economics. In his current role, Micah manages Portland Audubon’s activist program, works on a variety of local and statewide policy issues, and represents Portland Audubon on various committee and coalitions. ​
  
-Christopher ​is a Sr Product Managerworking for the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.+Away from work, Micah enjoys anything that involves the outdoors, whether it’s kayaking on the Willamette, biking and running around town, hiking in the region’s vast wilderness, or gardening in his backyard. One constant in all of these outdoor activities ​is that his eye is always to the skykeeping track of the abundant wildlife activity in our region 
  
-He holds a Master’s degree in building systems engineering from the University of Colorado, and an undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics from Oregon State University. ​ He has over 25 years’ experience in energy efficiency of commercial buildings, residential technologies,​ policy development and solar power. Prior to joining NEEA he worked 4 years at EDF Renewable Energy as manager of emerging technologies where he did system design and due-diligence evaluation for both utility and commercial scale solar power projects, and 12 years at the Oregon Department of Energy an energy analyst on efficiency and renewable energy systems.+__**Presentation:​ Portland Audubon’s Conservation Efforts**__
  
    
  
-**Presentation:​ NEEA and Energy Efficiency**+The presentation will focus on Portland Audubon'​s local bird conservation efforts in the region, with a special focus on Audubon’s work to lessen the impacts of climate change ​and build resilience for the Portland community. This will include highlighting the variety of tactics that Portland Audubon uses to accomplish its goals; from working collaboratively with agencies to craft policy, public education for youth and adults to build environmental knowledge in the community, strategic litigation to force systemic change, grassroots organizing to empower local action, and local stewardship of our natural resources. ​   
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 +No need to RSVP—just show up! 
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 +When:  January 14, 12:00 to 1:00 PM
  
    
  
-NEEA is tasked with securing energy efficiency resources through actions that influence ​the market by working with manufacturesfederal standardsdistribution ​and other non-customer facing actions These have resulted ​in resources ​considerably cheaper than building new power plants for the region.  ​Christopher will present ​some context on about the regional ​resources ​mix and role of efficiency followed by a few examples of programs NEEA has been and is currently working on to effect change ​in the market toward greater ​energy ​efficiencyThis will include current NEEA work on very high-efficiency dedicated outdoor air systems ​for commercial buildings ​and new opportunities in residential heating ​and cooling systems+Where: Glumac, 900 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1600, Spruce Conference Room, Portland Oregon 97204 and at the Oregon TECK Campus in Wilsonville via skype 
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 +**At our general meeting on Tuesday, December 10, we heard a presentation from Franco Albi, speaking on the PGE Integrated Resource Plan.**  
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 +**Speaker: Franco Albi** 
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 +Franco ​is the Senior Manager of Strategy Integration at Portland General Electric. His team is responsible for corporate strategy and integrated resource planning, focusing on building stakeholder trust and working with customers to provide the best outcomes for delivering clean energy safelyreliably, and affordablyMr. Albi has been working ​in the energy industry for over 20 years leading development and implementation of sustainable ​resources
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 +Prior to establishing the Strategy Integration group, Mr. Albi lead various projects in power supply and power delivery including development,​ construction,​ and commissioning of the Tucannon River Wind Farm, Boardman Air Quality Controls, and T&D infrastructure improvements.  
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 +Prior to joining PGE, Mr. Albi worked with PacifiCorp and the Bonneville Power Administration.  ​His educational background includes an MBA and Master’s in Civil Engineering and he is a registered Professional Engineer in Oregon and California. 
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 +**Presentation:​ PGE Integrated Resource Plan** 
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 +An integrated resource plan is a utility plan for meeting forecasted annual peak and energy demand, plus some established reserve margin, through a combination of supply-side and demand-side ​resources ​over a specified future period. ​ On July 19, 2019, Portland General Electric filed a 2019 integrated resource plan with the Oregon Public Utility Commission. 
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 +Portland General Electric’s vision for a clean energy future includes measures to Decarbonize the electricity provided to customers, Electrify the energy economy, ​and Partner with customers to integrate their energy technology choices. Franco will share an overview ​of PGE’s strategy ​and some of the key actions they are taking, from bringing more renewables online to modernizing the platform to manage clean energy to enabling transportation electrification ​to making sure all customers thrive ​in the clean energy ​future 
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 +One PDH will be granted ​for attendance at this presentation. 
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 +No need to RSVP—just show up! 
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 +When:  December 10, 12:00 to 1:00 PM 
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 +Where: Glumac, 900 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1600, Spruce Conference Room, Portland Oregon 97204 
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 +Parking: The three options for parking are on the street, Standard Center Garage with entrances on 3rd and 4th between Taylor and Salmon, and City Center parking also with entrances on 4th between Taylor ​and Yamhill. 
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