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Oregon Energy Coordinators and Affiliates (OECA) Conference
Oregon Energy Coordinators & Affiliates (OECA) is a committee of the Community Action Partnership of Oregon (CAPO) that brings Community Action Agency staff members together with funders and other allied organizations, active in the space of energy assistance and energy conservation. Community Action members include managers and staff that provide utility payment assistance, energy conservation education, and home weatherization services to income-qualified households throughout Oregon. Affiliates and partners include investor-owned and consumer-owned utilities, Oregon Housing and Community Services, as well as other community-based organizations working toward utility affordability and energy conservation.
OECA’s purpose is to conserve energy and help members of Oregon’s vulnerable communities (low-income, program-eligible) to meet their energy needs while ensuring their health and safety through:
- Information sharing, education, and the enhancement of networking among OECA members;
- Identification and delivery of training and mentoring needs of utility assistance, weatherization, and related programs;
- Production of training materials in collaboration with OHCS and/or other funders including promotion and dissemination of best practices in weatherization, utility assistance, energy education, building envelope protection, building occupant protection, and health & safety;
- Assisting the OECA membership in the interpretation and clarification of funding source regulations;
- Recommending program rules and energy policy changes that further OECA’s purpose.
The main vehicle to realize OECA’s mission are conferences that bring together members and affiliates three times a year. Conferences are held in varying locations to allow attendees from different areas in Oregon convenient travel. Conferences include plenty of networking opportunities, training sessions, presentations from funders, and policy discussions.
The next conference takes place October 10-12, 2023, at Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond, OR 97756.
Attendance for non-members is $350.
- May 2023 (Ashland), Agenda, Pacific Power Disconnection Process, Avista Disconnection Process, NW Natural Disconnection Process, PGE Disconnection Process, CNG Disconnection Process, Community Solar Opportunities, Medford Floating Solar, Inflation Reduction Act Rebates, Justice 40, Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool, USDOE Energy Justice Screening Tool, OHCS Energy Burden Tool, Legislative Updates, OECA Budget FY 2024; Spec Committee 1, Spec Committee 2, The Klamath Tribes, OTI Workforce Development Project, Energy Trust Incentives Collaboration
- February 2023 (Newport), Agenda, EA side notes, WX side notes, Energy Ed Presentation I, Energy Ed Presentation II, Future of EA, Future of WX, Being Trauma Informed
- October 2022 (Bend), Agenda
- May 2022 (Newport), Agenda
Memberships support conference planning and activities between conferences. Membership is available to all interested organizations/persons. Each membership allows free attendance of the conferences.
Click here to become a member or renew your membership for 2022-2023.
Annual Membership Fee: $750 per attending CAA member (two voting memberships available per CAA).
Affiliate Membership Fee: $1000 per attending affiliate/ $750 for non-profits.
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