2018 Coos County Spring Energy Tour

Posted by Bridget Callahan on February 21, 2018

An exploration of local resilience and clean energy in Coos County

A project of the Making Energy Work network

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Sustainable Northwest, in partnership with Sol Coast Consulting and Design and Energy Trust of Oregon, hosted the 2018 Coos County Spring Tour. 

This 2-day event brought together local and regional experts in clean energy and resiliency planning.

A full agenda can be found here.

What: Coos County Energy and Resilience Tour

When: May 21-22, 2018

Where: Coos County, based in Coos Bay

Highlights of the tour included:

  • Presentations from Pacific Ocean Energy Trust, Oregon Department of Energy, Sol Coast Consulting, and Center for Public Service;
  • A trip to Bandon Dunes Golf Resort to learn about sustainable natural resource practices, followed by a lunchtime panel with Wild Rivers Coast Alliance;
  • Walking tours around historic Coos Bay, exploring innovative renewable and energy efficiency projects, including solar + storage stops;
  • Connecting with leaders in Coos County who are accelerating coastal resiliency and investigating wave technology; 
  • A visit with the City of Bandon to learn about municipal utility structures and priorities; and
  • An evening reception at 7 Devils Brewery featuring a presentation by ESS, Inc, an emerging storage manufacturer based in Oregon

Presentations can be found below:

Statewide Resilience Planning, Oregon Department of Energy

Coastal Resilience Planning, Sol Coast Consulting and Design

Asset Based Planning: Marine Renewable Energy, Pacific Ocean Energy Trust

Planning for Community Solar in Oregon

Building Resilience, From Threats to Assets, Center for Public Service, Portland State University

For more information about the Spring Tour or the Making Energy Work Network, contact Bridget Callahan at, or (503) 756-0494.

This event was brought to you by Sustainable Northwest, Sol Coast Consulting and Design, and Energy Trust of Oregon.