DOE Announces New Webinars on Wildlife Monitoring and Offshore Wind, Tribal Energy, and More

April 19, 2013

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

Upcoming Webinars

April 24: Live Webcast on Wildlife Monitoring and Baseline Studies for Offshore Wind Development

Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Wind and Water Power Technologies Office, Wind Power Program

The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "Wildlife Monitoring and Baseline Studies for Offshore Wind Development" on Wednesday, April 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will present the initial results of the first year of data collection for two large-scale DOE-funded studies that establish baseline data to aid in the siting and permitting of future offshore wind projects. Kate Williams of the Biodiversity Research Institute will present on "The Mid-Atlantic Baseline Studies Project: Understanding Wildlife Densities and Movements on the Mid-Atlantic Continental Shelf" and Steve Pelletier of Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. will present on "Offshore Bat Research Activities in the New England, Mid-Atlantic Coastal States, and Great Lakes Regions." This session will benefit energy managers and other professionals interested in offshore wind development, siting, permitting, and environmental research.

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April 24: How Power Marketing Administrations Market Power and Work with Tribes

Webinar Sponsor: DOE Office of Indian Energy

The Energy Department's Office of Indian Energy, its Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Tribal Energy Program, and the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar titled "How Power Marketing Administrations Market Power and Work with Tribes" on Wednesday, April 24, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Presenters from WAPA and the Bonneville Power Administration will provide information on the generation and transmission assets and operations of power marketing administrations, their past cooperation with tribes, and how to work with them to promote economic growth and renewable energy development on tribal lands. There is no charge for the webinar, but registration is required.

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April 25: Live Webinar on Biomass and the Military

Webinar Sponsor: EERE Bioenergy Technologies Office

The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "Biomass and the Military" on Thursday, April 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The Energy Department's Bioenergy Technologies Office staff members will discuss the joint efforts between the Energy Department and the U.S. Navy to use biopower and biofuels in military vehicles. The webinar will provide an overview and recent updates on the plans and goals laid out by the Defense Production Act and the innovative pilot- and demonstration-scale funding opportunity. Both efforts will develop novel processes and provide opportunities to prepare for eventual commercialization, helping the Energy Department meet its goals of creating reliable, sustainable, domestic biofuels to increase U.S. energy independence.

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April 30: Live Webcast on the Wireless Metering Challenge

Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Commercial Buildings Integration Program, Building Technologies Office

The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "Wireless Metering Challenge" on Tuesday, April 30, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will feature the revised performance specification and address frequently asked questions regarding the Wireless Metering Challenge. The Challenge is scheduled to launch in late May 2013, and will help spur the development of new, low cost wireless electric metering devices for the commercial building sector. This webinar is intended for manufacturers, federal agencies, and those interested in learning about the Challenge and the revised specification.

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Past Webinars

April 4: Live Webcast on the Role of Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Emergency Preparedness

Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Clean Cities program, Vehicle Technologies Office

The Energy Department and its Clean Cities program collaborators presented a webcast titled "Role of Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Emergency Preparedness" on Thursday, April 4. This webinar covered the important role that alternative fuel vehicles played in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The webinar was intended for coordinators and stakeholders interested in energy assurance plans at the state and local level and how transportation technologies can play a part in these plans and in future emergencies.

View past webinar slides.

April 3: Live Webinar on CHP and Resilient Energy Infrastructure

Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Advanced Manufacturing Office

The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled "CHP: Enabling Resilient Energy Infrastructure" on Wednesday, April 3. This webinar discussed how combined heat and power (CHP) systems can fulfill the need for resilient critical infrastructure while making energy more cost- and fuel-efficient for the user and more reliable and environmentally friendly for society at large. Presenters discussed the benefit of CHP systems in critical infrastructure applications, explored case studies of how CHP systems powered facilities through Hurricane Sandy, and examined federal and state policies promoting the use of CHP technology in critical infrastructure.

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March 26: Webcast on Guidelines for Developing, Staffing, and Overseeing a State Energy Savings Performance Contracting Program

Webinar Sponsor: DOE Technical Assistance Program.

The Energy Department presented a live webcast titled "Energy Savings Performance Contracting: Guidelines for Developing, Staffing and Overseeing a State Program" on Tuesday, March 26. These guidelines provide strategies, tools, and resources for state energy offices, state building administrations, and others that want to move beyond one-off contracts and develop or expand a sustainable Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) program. This webinar presents an overview of the guidelines and the many resources it offers to help you get a running start, and it features state peers that have already successfully taken this approach to ESPC.

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March 19: Community Renewable Energy Success Stories Webinar on Renewable Energy Parks

Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Strategic Programs Office

The Energy Department presented a webinar titled "Community Renewable Energy Success Stories: Renewable Energy Parks" on Tuesday, March 19. The webinar highlights how the city of Ellensburg, Washington, and the Town of Hempstead, New York, created renewable energy parks in their areas by integrating multiple renewable energy technologies.

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