DOE Announces Webinars on Small Wind Standards, Tribal and Utility Partnership Opportunities, and More

September 18, 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

September 18: Live Webinar on Small Wind Standards and Policy Update

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

The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "Small Wind Standards and Policy Update" on Wednesday, September 18, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Heather Rhoads-Weaver and Matt Gagne from eFormative Options will provide an introduction and brief demonstration of the Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool. Val Stori from the Clean Energy States Alliance will provide an overview of the Interstate Turbine Advisory Council, and Brent Summerville from the Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC) will discuss the SWCC and the role of standards in the small wind industry.

No registration required, join the live webcast here.

September 25: Live Webinar on Tribal and Utility Partnership Opportunities

Webinar Sponsor: DOE Office of Indian Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy, the DOE 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 "Tribal and Utility Partnership Opportunities" on Wednesday, September 25, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The future utility's resource portfolio will likely be a hybrid of centralized power plants, distributed generation, microgrids, and demand response programs that result in a more efficient system of electricity generation and consumption. This webinar will focus on opportunities for Tribes and utilities to form partnerships with the potential to improve energy systems and stimulate economic development on tribal lands.

Register to attend the webinar.

September 25: Live Webinar on the City of Los Angeles LED Street Lighting Program

Webinar Sponsor:DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium

The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "City of Los Angeles: LED Street Lighting Program" on Wednesday, September 25, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Los Angeles recently completed a massive conversion program in which more than 141,000 of its streetlights were retrofitted with LED products, cutting energy use by 63% while saving the city $7 million a year in electricity costs and reducing annual carbon emissions by over 47,000 metric tons—the equivalent of taking nearly 10,000 cars off the road. Webinar presenter Ed Ebrahimian, Director of the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting, will review lessons learned from this leading-edge project and will also cover financial considerations, program development, and feedback from the community and the police department. Cities, power providers, and others who invest in street and area lighting are invited to participate. IES continuing education credits will be offered.

Register to attend the webinar.

October 1: Live Webinar on Building the Case for Energy Efficiency with Financial Decision-makers

Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Better Buildings Challenge

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Speaking the CFO Language: Building the Case for Energy Efficiency with Financial Decision-makers" on Tuesday, October 1, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Better Buildings Challenge partners USAA Real Estate Company, University of California at Irvine, and Kohl's will share best practices for communicating the value of building energy efficiency projects and working with financial decision-makers. Audience members will learn about an online tool which lets users analyze the financial value of proposed building energy efficiency upgrades, a simple seating arrangement change that fostered new collaboration on energy efficiency, and best practices from the higher education sector for securing support for energy efficiency projects. The target audience for this presentation is facility managers, building owners and others who advocate for energy efficiency projects in buildings.

Register to attend the webinar.

Past Webinars

August 22: Webinar on the Street and Parking Facility Lighting Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool

Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Federal Energy Management Program and Better Buildings Alliance

The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled "Using the Street and Parking Facility Lighting Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool" on Thursday, August 22. The webinar describes how property owners, utilities, energy-efficiency organizations, cities and other government entities can use the tool to compute annualized energy and energy-cost savings, maintenance savings, greenhouse gas reductions, net present value, and simple payback associated with potential lighting upgrades.

View the past webinar.

August 21: Webinar on the 2012 Distributed Wind Market Report

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

The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled "2012 Market Report on U.S. Wind Technologies in Distributed Applications" on Wednesday, August 21. Alice Orrell, energy analyst at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Heather Rhoads-Weaver, principal consultant at eFormative Options, provides a detailed overview of the Energy Department's 2012 Market Report on Wind Technologies in Distributed Applications. Jennifer Jenkins of the Distributed Wind Energy Association provides an industry-focused update, reflecting on current market conditions and trends.

View the past webinar.

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