Excellent conference in Corvallis, OR by Harvesting Clean Energy – Great info and general optimism about rural energy opportunities in the NW. Even the local black out didn’t stop us – but did help the event get re-posted to Grist. Congressman Peter Defazio stopped by for a chat about bio energy and making our forests safer by putting the fuels to work. Hire Electric helped Bergey put up their 5kW demo, entered the twittersphere and presented about small wind with Chris Dearth from Energy Trust of Oregon. Some of our neighbors from Sherman, Klickitat and Wasco Counties were even there and it was great to catch up.