The CCET Board of Directors is looking for a highly motivated and dynamic person to lead the organization to the next level. CCET is a 501c(6) business organization that is a true public/private partnership that provides one-stop economic development services for Columbia County. CCET has a strong relationship with Columbia-Pacific Economic District that covers Columbia, Clatsop, Tillamook and western Washington counties and is also a member of Greater Portland, Inc. (GPI) and plays an important role in regional economic development in the both arenas. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and current resume to email@example.com.
Teevin Bros. recently applied for Enterprise Zone benefits from the Lower Columbia Maritime Enterprise Zone for its dock expansion at Rainier just south of the Longview Bridge. Construction is projected to begin in the Fall of 2013 with completion by the Spring of 2014. An estimated 10 new permanent employees will be hired by Teevin Bros. by the completion of the project.
Portland General Electric Company (NYSE: POR) today announcedits proposed Port Westward Unit 2 flexible generating resource, to be located near Clatskanie, wasselected as the successful bid in a capacity request for proposals to help meet customer needs andprovide system reliability. PGE will begin construction of the plant this year, and expects to have thenew resource online in 2015.Port Westward Unit 2 was the company’s benchmark proposal in a competitive biddingprocess seeking approximately 200 megawatts of flexible peaking capacity. The process wasinitiated in 2011 and overseen by an independent evaluator who reports to the Oregon Public UtilityCommission.“Port Westward Unit 2 will be an important, versatile resource to meet our customers’current and future needs,” said Jim Piro, PGE’s president and CEO. “The new natural gas plant willbe a highly efficient and environmentally responsible facility designed for maximum flexibility tohelp meet real-time fluctuations in customer demand and integrate variable renewable resources likewind and solar into PGE’s system. It will also serve as a ‘peaking’ resource during periods of highdemand, helping maintain system reliability.”The 220-megawatt plant will be located adjacent to PGE’s existing natural gas-fired Port Westward and Beaver plants in Columbia County. The project will create up to 200 newconstruction jobs, and is expected to cost between $285 million and $310 million, excludingallowance for funds used during construction.– More –News ReleasePort Westward Unit 2 will use reciprocating engine gensets supplied by Wärstilä. Black &Veatch and Oregon-based Harder Mechanical, as a contractual joint venture, will have the turnkey contract for construction of the project.The RFP was conducted pursuant to competitive bidding guidelines established by theOPUC, using objective scoring criteria intended to identify projects that will provide the bestbalance of cost and risk while meeting PGE customers’ needs for reliable, affordable electric power.The RFP also sought 300 to 500 megawatts of baseload energy resources, as well as seasonalcapacity resources. PGE has completed its evaluation of bids. The company will begin negotiationssoon with the top bidder from the final short list of baseload projects. The bids on the final short listinclude power purchase agreements and PGE-ownership options. PGE intends to ask theindependent evaluator to monitor the negotiations for the baseload resource. The company will alsoconduct negotiations to secure power purchase agreements for the seasonal capacity resources.Accion Group Inc., the independent evaluator selected by the OPUC, oversaw the RFP andreview of bids to assure an objective and impartial process. On Jan. 30, 2013, the independen tevaluator gave the OPUC a final assessment of the bid scoring and final short list selection, and aclosing report with a detailed assessment of the process. The independent evaluator report confirmed“the RFP was conducted in a fair and unbiased manner and that the Final Short List accuratelyidentified the Bids with the most value for PGE customers.” The report and more information about the competitive bidding process are available at PortlandGeneralRFP.accionpower.com. PGE also issued a separate RFP last year, seeking approximately 100 average megawatts ofrenewable power to help meet Oregon’s Renewable Energy Standard. The company is currentlyevaluating the bids received. Final selections are expected by June 2013, and PGE expects theresources acquired will be brought into the company’s portfolio in the 2013-2017 timeframe.
2nd Annual Breakfast Meeting
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
8:00 - 10:00 AM (Registration @ 7:30 AM)
at the Elks Club, St. Helens, Oregon
Standard Registation - $25
FEATURING KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Sliwa was CEO of Insitu from 2002 through early 2011. During that time Insitu grew from 4 employees to 800+ employees and $400M in revenue. Insitu is a developer of miniature robotic airplanes or UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) for the military and civilian applications. During Sliwa's tenure Insitu maintained a 90% market share within its niche with customers and operations throughout the world. Insitu provides UAVs and support equipment but also executes a thriving business model delivering intelligence through turn-key solutions. He resides in White Salmon, WA with his wife Nancy and enjoys flying.