DOE Announces Webinars on Establishing Regional Resource Centers for Wind Power, and More
July 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.
July 25: Live Webcast on Establishing Regional Resource Centers for Wind Power
Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Wind Program
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Establishing Regional Resource Centers to Address Wind Market Barriers" on Thursday, July 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Wind Powering America National Technical Director Jonathan Bartlett and Technical Director Ian Baring-Gould will discuss DOE's plans to develop Regional Resource Centers (RRCs). The RRCs will be the backbone of wind activities focused on education and outreach. The goal of establishing regionally-based centers is to address market barriers and leverage opportunities shared across multiple states. Plans to release a request for proposals to establish RRCs during 2013 will also be discussed.
July 31, 2013: Live Webcast on Conducting Transmission Feasibility and System Impact Studies
Webinar Sponsor: DOE Office of Indian Energy
The Energy Department and the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) will present a live webinar titled "Conducting Transmission Feasibility and System Impact Studies" on Wednesday, July 31, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will examine the process of assessing and analyzing the impacts, costs, and benefits of transmission line upgrades and additions. Gayle Nansel, Transmission System Planning Manager for WAPA's Upper Great Plains Region, will highlight WAPA's internal process for conducting feasibility and system impact studies, and Ed Weber, Senior Technical Advisor from HDR Engineering, will provide an overview of the interconnection process in the Western United States.
August 7: Live Webcast on Innovation and Success in Solar Net Metering and Interconnection
Webinar Sponsor: EERE's SunShot Initiative
The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "Innovation and Success in Solar Net Metering and Interconnection" on Wednesday, August 7, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webcast will provide an overview of recent successes in efforts to streamline solar interconnection and net metering application processes. It will also include case studies and lessons learned along with an introduction to new resources for improving net metering and interconnection policies and processes.
July 9: Webinar on a New Energy Zones Mapping Tool for the Eastern Interconnection
Webinar Sponsor: Argonne National Laboratory
The Energy Department presented a live webcast titled "New Energy Zones Mapping Tool for the Eastern Interconnection" on Tuesday, July 9. This webcast demonstrated the EISPC Energy Zones Mapping Tool, a web-based decision support system used to locate areas with high suitability for clean power generation in the U.S. portion of the Eastern Interconnection, which has been developed for the Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council (EISPC) by Argonne National Laboratory in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The tool includes nine clean (low- or no-carbon) energy resource categories and 29 types of clean energy technologies.