Making Energy Work for Clackamas County: Solar Energy Workshop

Posted by Bridget Callahan on April 5, 2019

An exploration of solar opportunities in Clackamas County


Sustainable Northwest and Clackamas County hosted the Making Energy Work for Clackamas County Solar Workshop on May 20, 2019. 

This one-day workshop brought new and innovative approaches to solar technology, and discussed how to drive those benefits to all Clackamas County residents. Speakers and guests identified what opportunities are available to move the county forward in meeting its clean energy goals. 

Presentations can be found below: 

Eben Polk, Clackamas County, Solar Lay of the Land for Clackamas County and Oregon

Adam Schultz, Oregon Department of Energy, Community Energy Resilience

Jeni Hall, Energy Trust of Oregon, Solar + Battery Storage for Resilience

Jay Wilson, Clackamas County Disaster Management, Energy Resilience for Clackamas County

Zach Sippel, Energy Trust of Oregon, Solar Access for Low to Moderate Income Populations

Bridget Callahan, Sustainable Northwest, The Rise of Shared and Community Solar

Dan Orzech, Oregon Clean Power Cooperative, Cooperative Energy Ownership

Kurt Torgerson, Clackamas County, What Can I Do Now: Integrating Energy Efficiency

Who attended the workshop?

Clackamas County residents, municipal staff, elected officials, agricultural producers, community leaders and decision makers, public safety professionals, conservation districts, facility and property managers, public utility districts, business leaders, and all others interested in helping Clackamas County pursue a clean energy future.

The workshop was co-hosted by Clackamas County and Sustainable Northwest, with support from Energy Trust of Oregon and Oregon Department of Energy. 


For more information about the workshop or solar opportunities in Clackamas County, please contact Claire Trevisan with Clackamas County: (503)742-4456,, or Bridget Callahan with Sustainable Northwest: (503)756-0494,

The Making Energy Work for Rural Oregon network that is designed to help rural communities identify energy savings and energy generation opportunities, and invest in local energy programs and projects.

This workshop is brought to you by: 


Thank you to our organizational supporters: