The 2017 ORECA Director’s Education Conference was held September 12-13th at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel.

Salem Electric General Manager Terry Kelly gave a presentation on having an engaged co-op workforce.

Beth Looney, CEO of PNGC, gave a power supply presentation.

Crystal Ball, Government Relations at Bonneville Power Administration, gave a policy update.

Roman Gillen, CEO of Consumers Power, Inc., gave a presentation on distributed generation and net metering.

Amanda Sapp of Edelman Public Relations spoke about what cooperative leaders need to know about communication and consumer attitudes. Pictured left is Consumers Power board chairman Russ Sapp.