DOE Announces Webinars on Strategic Energy Planning, the Successful Commissioning of Refrigeration Systems, and More
February 20, 2014EERE 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.
February 26: Live Webinar on Strategic Energy Planning
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Indian Energy, EERE's Tribal Energy Program, and the Western Area Power Administration will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar titled "Strategic Energy Planning" on Wednesday, February 26, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Attendees will learn about developing a strategic energy plan using key aspects of successful energy planning and available information and resources. The webinar will also explain how a strategic energy plan enables a Tribe to mobilize long-term support that extends beyond changing political administrations, helps address barriers to energy development, and engages stakeholders from all segments of the community. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask the presenters questions during a brief Q&A session at the end of the webinar.
February 27: Live Webcast on Successful Commissioning of Refrigeration Systems
Webinar Sponsor: EERE Building Technologies Office
The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "Successful Commissioning of Refrigeration Systems" on Thursday, February 27, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Refrigeration systems account for a significant portion of commercial building energy use, especially in the food sales and service sector. Thousands of systems are installed annually in grocery and convenience stores, as well as food distribution and processing facilities. This webcast will share a new comprehensive resource, Refrigeration Commissioning Guide for Commercial and Industrial Systems, that will help owners, design teams, and operators navigate through the process of commissioning commercial and industrial refrigeration systems.
March 4: Open for Business: How to Use DOE's Newest Facilities
Webinar Sponsor: Solar Energy Industries Association
The Energy Department will participate in a webinar hosted by the Solar Energy Industries Association titled "Open for Business: How to Use DOE's Newest Facilities" on Tuesday, March 4 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. This webinar will examine six new facilities that specialize in photovoltaic validation, testing and monitoring. Energy Department participants include Steve Chalk, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Energy, and Lidija Sekaric, Program Manager for the SunShot Initiative.
February 6: The Potential for Natural Gas to Enhance Biomass Technologies
Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Bioenergy Technologies Office
The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled "The Potential for Natural Gas to Enhance Biomass Technologies" on Thursday, February 6. During the webinar, representatives from our Bioenergy Technologies Office, the National Energy Technology Laboratory, and the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, provided an overview of natural gas-biomass to liquids technology, advantages of using natural gas, and some key themes that were established at the September 2013 Natural Gas-Biomass to Liquids Workshop.
January 23: Instrumentation for Monitoring Marine Renewable Energy DevicesWebinar Sponsor: EERE's Water Power Program
The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled "Instrumentation for Monitoring Marine Renewable Energy Devices" on Thursday, January 23. This webinar highlights themes that arose during a related workshop, including discussions on monitoring near-field interactions between marine mammals and marine renewable energy converters, characterizing the distribution and habitat use of marine animals in the vicinity of the converters, and measuring sound produced by marine renewable energy converters.