Renewable Energy and Resiliency Planning

The City of Yachats is excited to announce the start of a renewable energy and resiliency planning process for our Civic Campus. In May 2023, The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) awarded the City of Yachats a $100,000 Renewables & Resiliency grant.


PROJECT OVERVIEW | The ODOE grant will help with planning, special studies and community involvement to plan for renewable power and hazard preparedness that can help reduce risks for our coastal city and be a model for others.This grant funds a process to build on existing City planning work in the Civic Campus with community input to:

  • Anticipate hazard events and the needs of the community.

  • Plan renewable energy and power storage improvements to adapt to and recover from hazard events. 

  • Identify priority projects to reduce disruptions to power, communications, and access.

  • Tailor improvements for the people of Yachats who rely on essential civic services.

PROCESS & SCHEDULE | The six-month planning time-frame will include technical assessments of civic campus buildings, and several community engagement events and a public input survey. The City will work with an advisory group of community members and city staff to advise on goals and criteria for decision-making and priorities that will then be reviewed with the larger community to select a final priority project. The process will be guided by City of Yachats, local stakeholders, with support from project consultants.The final outcome will be a Resiliency Plan for the Civic Campus and a community-selected “renewable energy and storage priority project” with a clear scope and budget that is eligible for a subsequent ODOE 1 Million dollar grant to build it.

Community members can give input on their goals and priorities for the Civic Campus and RSVP for the upcoming public meetings here:



  • Thursday, October 19, 2023, 6-8 pm (Workshop) 

Presentation Slides | Press Release & Event Take-Aways 

  • Thursday, November 16, 2023, 6-8 pm (In-person Open House)
    Presentation Slides

  • Thursday, December 14, 2023, 6-8 pm (Online Open House)

Resiliency Schedule Diagram


Press Releases

Grant Information

 Related Hazards & Emergency Plans


Kathryn Torrence, City Grant Manager,