Events

ICDR Speaker Series #11: City of Portland and Energy Trust of Oregon, "The Nexus between Resilience and Sustainability"
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 4:30pm

Location: PSU Market Center Building (MCB), Room 316

Moderated by: Dan Bihn, Engineer-storyteller and technical liaison for smart and resilient energy systems in the US and Japan

Guests:
- Andria Jacob, Senior Program Manager, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
- Jonna Papaefthimiou, Planning and Community Resilience Manager for City of Portland
- Jeni Hall, Senior Project Manager, Energy Trust of Oregon

The Japanese disaster of 2011 demonstrated that local renewable energy only works during a blackout if it is designed with resilience in mind. The City of Portland is doing just that with solar-plus-storage projects that provide both reliable power during blackouts and clean power throughout the year. Andria Jacob, Senior Program Manager the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS), oversees the City's nascent efforts to develop a community-wide resilient power plan. Jonna Papaefthimiou, Planning and Community Resilience Manager for the City of Portland, coordinates citywide planning for disaster response, continuity of operations, and hazard mitigation for both the built and social environments. Jeni Hall, Senior Project Manager with the Energy Trust of Oregon, works on initiatives that explore the technical, economic, and social benefits from pairing solar with technologies like battery storage. The panel will be moderated by Dan Bihn, an engineer-storyteller, an educator, writer, and technical liaison for smart and resilient energy systems in the US and Japan, who also presented at Speaker Series #2.

RSVP here for the event.

Learn more about the host, PSU Center for Public Service and its Initiative for Community and Disaster Resilience (ICDR).

 

Keywords: Renewable energy, disaster preparedness, resilience, sustainability, Center for Public Service, Initiative for Community and Disaster Resilience, Earthquake