Author Archives: Sonja Hammar

Energy Lunch: First Local Green Fuel Use Can Be in New Low-Cost 26 kW Gensets

Thursday March 16th, 2017, 12:30 PM at Port Townsend Yacht Club in the Boat Haven, 2503 Washington Street. It's been nearly six years since Ted Hollinger of Hydrogen Engine Center (HEC) opened many eyes in Jefferson County to the potential for local use of hydrogen, ammonia and other alternative green fuels in power generation, transportation and heating. Mr. Hollinger's June 2011 Key Speaker presentation on "Planning for the Transition to Green Ammonia Fuels in Jefferson County" got the ball Read more...

Carsharing in Jefferson County using District EVs – A Local Energy Opportunity

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 from 12 PM  – 2 PM Port Townsend Yacht Club in the Boat Haven LEO Presenter and Public Discussion Facilitator: Perry Spring, Energy Systems and Efficiency Professional Opportunities for developing profitable, unsubsidized new energy systems and businesses in Jefferson County have been under consideration for more than a year both by the members of the Jefferson County Energy LLC (now being formed) and by the directors of CountyEnergy.US who organized and ran Read more…Last updated:Monday, March 13, 2017

Energy Lunch: “Assessing Local Energy Values: The Bainbridge Public Power Campaign”

Key Speakers this month: Jane Lindley & Steve Johnson from Bainbridge Island’s Island Power Location: The Port Townsend Yacht Club, 2503 Washington Street in the Boat Haven Date: Thursday, January 19th Schedule: 12:00 pm Brown Bag Lunch 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Key Speaker Presentation including Q&A 1:30-2 pm continuation of the general discussion Energy Lunch Key Speakers this month are Bainbridge residents Jane Lindley and Steve Johnson, Co-Founders of Island Power in Bainbridge Read more…Last updated:Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Benefits of Public Power from Local Transportation Electrification

JJ McCoy,Senior Policy Associate, NW Energy Coalition, Seattle WA Thursday December 15th at 12:30 PM, Port Townsend Yacht Club Our focus this month will be on the benefits derived by our public power utility from using all (100%) of this locally collected solar energy to replace fossil fuels that are used in cars, trucks buses and boats in new electric vehicles or vessels (EVs) that provide the same local transportation needs. There is no burden on the utility to purchase this solar power and Read more…Last updated:Monday, January 16, 2017

November 17th, 2016, Continued Solarization of Jefferson County: How WA-made Itek Can Help”

Jesse Wear, Regional Sales Manager, Itek Energy, Bellingham, WA   Thursday, November 17th at 12:30 PM, Port Townsend Yacht Club, 2503 Washington Ave, Port Townsend     This month’s Energy Lunch programming takes a closer look at developing the sun (or solar) part of the SW2 Energy in Jefferson County. More specifically we will continue our discussion from last month about larger community-based solar energy projects of 50 to 150 kW capacity or more. Taking this local Read more…Last updated:Saturday, December 3, 2016

October 20th, 2016: Bonneville Environmental Foundation “Developing Community-Based Renewable Energy in Jefferson County”

Thursday October 20th at 12:30, Port Townsend Yacht Club, 2503 Washington Ave, Port Townsend. Dick Wanderscheid, Vice President, Bonneville Environmental Foundation, Portland Oregon In recent months the Jefferson County Energy Lunch Program has moved from outside direction and large amounts of volunteer support to a primary energy program of a new local for-profit energy development organization, the Jefferson County Energy LLC, or “ELLC”. Being built by longtime backers of Energy Lunch programming, Read more…Last updated:Friday, November 11, 2016

September 15, 2016: Road Map to 100% Renewable Energy in Jefferson County

Thursday, Sept 15th at 12:30 PM,  Port Townsend Yacht Club, 2503 Washington Ave, Port Townsend WA Energy Technology [ET] or tools for working with energy is frequently the focus of Energy Lunch programming: ET for electric power, ET for green fuels, ET for energy storage, and more. ET will be addressed again in September but, this time with an additional feature: how some of these new tools might fit with each other and work together in moving towards 100% local renewables. In April last year, Read more…Last updated:Sunday, September 18, 2016

August 18th, 2016: Public Power Operations in Jefferson County: A Special Forum

Thursday, August 18th at 12:30 PM Port Townsend Yacht Club, 2503 Washington Street, Port Townsend Rather than outside energy experts this month’s Energy Lunch program will feature two key speakers on public power each of who is currently a candidate for Commissioner of the Jefferson County Public Utility District (PUD).  Each has been among the group of local energy enthusiasts that have made the Energy Lunch operate all these many months and years. The existence of public power in Jefferson Read more…Last updated:Thursday, September 1, 2016

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