DOE Announces New Webinars on Benchmarking Outreach and Data Collection Techniques, Solar Financing, and More
April 24, 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.
April 25: Live Webcast on Benchmarking Outreach and Data Collection Techniques for Public Sector Organizations
Webinar Sponsor: DOE Technical Assistance Program
The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "Benchmarking Outreach and Data Collection Techniques" on Thursday, April 25, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webcast will present techniques to help public sector organizations conduct outreach and collect data for benchmarking programs that expand beyond their internal portfolios of facilities. The presentation will highlight effective communication methods for engaging stakeholders and producing better results when collecting benchmarking data for voluntary and mandatory programs. The webcast will feature the experience of other public sector organizations, detailed guidance from the Institute for Market Transformation, and resources from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on collection mechanics with the EPA Portfolio Manager.
May 1: Live Webinar on Solar Financing and the Potential Roles of State and Local Government
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Solar Finance for Residential and Commercial Customers and Potential Roles of State and Local Government" on Wednesday, May 1, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will provide an overview of how residential and commercial solar projects are financed and the various roles that state and local governments can play to support the deployment of solar projects within their jurisdictions.
May 2: Live Webcast on the Transportation Energy Futures Study
Webinar Sponsor: EERE Policy and Analysis
The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "Transportation Energy Futures Study Results and Conclusions" on Thursday, May 2, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webcast will outline the key results and conclusions from the Energy Department's Transportation Energy Futures study, which highlights underexplored opportunities to reduce the U.S. transportation sector's petroleum use and greenhouse gas emissions. The study finds that a combination of strategies has the potential to cut both petroleum use and greenhouse gas emissions by more than 80% by 2050.
May 2: Live Webinar on the Wireless Metering Challenge
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Wireless Metering Challenge" on Thursday, May 2, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (rescheduled from April 30). 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.
May 8: Live Webcast on Partnerships for Energy Efficiency Initiatives
Webinar Sponsor: DOE Technical Assistance Program
The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "Partnering with Utilities and Other Program Administrators to Sustain and Grow Your Energy Efficiency Initiatives" on Wednesday, May 8, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will showcase resources to help local and state governments determine the best partnership candidates and the type of partnership most likely to succeed. Speakers will provide details on the ratepayer-funded energy efficiency program industry, including the types of organizations that administer efficiency programs and common program offerings. The City of San José, California will be featured as a case study; attendees will learn about San José's experience implementing the Silicon Valley Energy Watch program in partnership with Pacific Gas & Electric.
May 15: Live Webinar on High Penetration Solar Forum Results
Webinar Sponsor: EERE's SunShot Systems Integration Subprogram
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Overview of the DOE/CPUC High Penetration Solar Forum" on Wednesday, May 15, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Hosted by the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative, the webinar will provide information on the results of the second High Penetration Solar Forum hosted by the Energy Department and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in February in San Diego, California. Topics covered will include an overview of the Energy Department's and CPUC's ongoing grid integration awards, as well as future efforts.
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.
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. The 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.