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September 21, 2017

5:45 to 6:30 pm - Networking/Hors d’oeuvres
6:30 to 7:30 pm - Speaker Forum

Corporate Power Purchase Agreements: How Google, Facebook, Apple, and Other Corporations are Procuring Renewable Energy

The Paramount Hotel (Mezzanine Level)
808 SW Taylor St.
Portland, OR 97205

  • One block from MAX, Street Car & Smart Park

For additional information, contact:

  • Sara Moore, Speaker Chair at 503-939-1474
  • John Foxwell, President at 503-924-4704

Corporate Power Purchase Agreements: How Google, Facebook, Apple, and Other Corporations are Procuring Renewable Energy

Corporations are looking to “green” their businesses, and at a time when federal policies have weakened the U.S. position on clean energy, some corporations are leading the charge to procure renewable energy. This accomplishes the goals of both sustainable business practices and providing a market for more clean energy generation.

In Oregon, corporate energy users can range from large-scale data centers like those owned by Amazon and Google in Prineville and The Dalles, to companies simply purchasing power and the associated environmental attributes. Please join us in hearing from this month’s presenter, Kourtney Nelson with 3Degrees, who will provide an overview of how renewable energy procurement works, why it is important in our current political climate, and the impact this voluntary procurement is having across the United States.


Kourtney Nelson, Director of Renewable Energy Procurement, 3Degrees

Kourtney is a highly-experienced renewable energy professional with 17 years of experience in wholesale power markets, with much of her experience focused on commercial transactions in the WECC renewable energy markets.  She has held positions ranging from asset manager to REC portfolio manager to leading long-term renewable origination for wind and solar assets in the West during her tenure at Avangrid Renewables. She now works at 3Degrees, a B-Corp that connects people with cleaner energy on a massive scale. As a Director in the Energy and Climate Practice, Kourtney works with clients to determine the best options to meet their renewable energy goals, including physical and virtual power purchase agreements, and off-site wind and solar projects. She is also an owner of The Growler Guys in SE Portland with her husband, and has served as the President of the City Club of Portland and the Secretary of Women in Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy.                                      

NEXT FORUM: Beers, burgers, coffee, digital printing and the environment. What?

October 19, 2017