The Oregon Municipal Electric Utilities Association (OMEU) has one annual meeting and generally meets quarterly as the business of the Board requires.

  • Members of the public are welcome to attend OMEU meetings unless indicated otherwise.
  • Persons planning to attend OMEU meetings, persons with disabilities who wish to request assistance, and persons wishing to request interpretation, please contact OMEU staff.

Next Board Meeting

October 28 & 29, 2021
Five Pine Lodge, 1021 Desperado Trail Sisters, OR 97759

Via Conference Call: (800) 504-8071, Participant Code: 0402337#

Meeting Notice & Agenda

Afternoon: Thursday, October 28, 2021 Room: Middle Sister

  • 12 to 1 pm: Lunch and Introductions. Speakers: All
  • 1 to 1:45 pm: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Update. Speakers: John Hairston, Administrator & CEO, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) – appearing remotely via video
  • 1:45 to 2:45 pm: Federal Energy Update. Speakers: Desmarie Waterhouse, VP Govt Relations & Counsel, American Public Power Association (APPA)
  • 2:45 to 3:30 pm: State Legislator Panel: 2021 Energy Legislation, State Carbon Policy & the Energy Supplier Assessment. What’s Next? Speakers: Senator Betsy Johnson (D – Scappoose) – Co-Chair Senate Ways & Means Committee. Representative Daniel Bonham (R – The Dalles) – Vice-Chair House Committee on Business & Labor
  • 3:30 to 3:45 pm: Break
  • 3:45 to 4:15 pm: Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) Update, including Community Renewable Energy Grant Program. Speakers: Janine Benner, Director, ODOE. Rob Del Mar, Senior Policy Analyst, ODOE
  • 4:15 to 4:45 pm: Regional Energy Issues Update, including Columbia River Treaty Developments. Speakers: Scott Simms, Executive Director, Public Power Council
  • 4:45 to 4:55 pm: Public Input on Non-Agenda Items. Speakers: President John Dietz, OMEU
  • 4:55 to 5 pm: Announcements & Administrative Items. Speakers: Jennifer Joly, OMEU

Evening: Thursday, October 28, 2021 Room: South Sister

  • 6 to 6:30 pm: OMEU Reception, Sponsored by Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA)
  • 6:30 pm: OMEU Dinner

Morning: Friday, October 29, 2021 Room: Middle Sister

  • 7:30 to 8 am: Breakfast.
  • 8 to 8:05 am:  Approval of Minutes from June 17, 2021 Board Meeting Speakers: President John Dietz & All
  • 8:05 to 8:15 am:  Budget Report and DRAFT OMEU 2022 Budget Presentation, LOC/OMEU Contract, Administration Items. Speakers: Jennifer Joly, OMEU
  • 8:15 to 8:40 am:  Legislative and State Agency Update and Discussion of OMEU Legislative Priorities. Speakers: Jennifer Joly, OMEU, & All
  • 8:40 to 9 am:  Update from the Northwest Public Power Association. Speakers: Scott Corwin, Executive Director, NWPPA
  • 9 to 9:45 am:  NW RiverPartners Update – Columbia Basin Collaborative and the Future of the Lower Snake River Dams. Speakers: Kurt Miller, Executive Director, River Partners
  • 9:45 to 10:15 am:  Considerations for Planning Post-2028 BPA Power Contracts. Speakers: John Francisco, CEO Northwest Requirements Utilities
  • 10:15 to 10:30 am:  Break.
  • 10:30 11:30 am:  Briefing and Dialogue on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (NWPCC) 2021 Power Plan Update. Speakers: Ben Kujala, Director of Power Planning, NWPCC
  • 11:30 to 11:40 am:  Public Input on Non-Agenda Items. Speakers: President John Dietz, OMEU
  • 11:45: Adjourn Speakers: President John Dietz, OMEU

Members of the public who wish to attend or want more information about the OMEU Board meeting, and persons with disabilities who wish to request assistance, please contact Jennifer Joly at (971) 600-6976. Interpreter services can be provided with 72 business hour notice prior to the meeting.

Additional Upcoming Meetings

  • December 9, 2021 – Salem, League of Oregon Cities

Additional meetings by conference call will be scheduled, as needed.

OMEU Engineering & Operations Committee Meetings

November 30, 2021
Location: Virtual meeting via Zoom