DOE Announces Webinars on Maintenance Practices for LED Streetlights, LED Color Stability, and More

April 10, 2014

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 14: Live Webinar on Maintenance Practices for LED Streetlights

Webinar sponsor: DOE’s Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Maintenance Practices for LED Streetlights” on Monday, April 14, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Unfamiliarity with LED streetlight technology naturally prompts important questions about maintenance and reliability, and how to take these issues into account when planning and preparing for a transition to this technology. During the webinar, presenters Glenn Cooper of the City of Boston, Stephen Crume of the City of Seattle, and Patrick Batte of the City of Las Vegas will discuss their cities’ respective LED street lighting programs and lessons learned along the way, including failure rates and failure modes experienced to date and the associated best practices their programs have developed in response.

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April 15: Live Webinar on LED Color Stability: 10 Important Questions

Webinar sponsor: EERE’s Solid-State Lighting Program

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “LED Color Stability: 10 Important Questions” on Tuesday, April 15, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will examine the causes of color shift over the lifetime of an LED product and look at existing metrics used to describe color shift and color stability in LED lighting. Presenters include Michael Royer of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Ralph Tuttle of Cree, and Chad Stalker of Philips Lighting.

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April 16: Live Webinar on Recent Wind Energy Technology Advances

Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s Wind Program Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach initiative

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Recent Wind Technology Advances” on Wednesday, April 16, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Owen Roberts, an engineer at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, will present on the current state of turbine technology, new resource assessment methodology, and new state wind maps developed using these methods. Simon Mahan of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy will discuss the impact that modern and future turbines may have on the Southeast and lessons learned from ongoing projects. Aaron Barr from MAKE Consulting will discuss the future of low-wind-speed technology, current technology trends, and projections for the future.

Registration is not required. Learn how to join the webinar.

April 17: Live Webinar on Fuel Cells at NASCAR

Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Fuel Cells at NASCAR” on Thursday, April 17, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Presented by NASCAR and Acumentrics, this webinar will focus on the use of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) generators for powering broadcast cameras for NASCAR. Recently, Acumentrics Corporation completed a field test program with NASCAR to replace small portable gasoline generators with SOFC units that use commercial propane. These generators demonstrated considerable fuel savings and emission reductions compared with the standard solution, while providing reduced noise and vibration. With these attributes, the units have proven to be a viable power alternative for broadcasting needs for a host of different applications. During the webinar, presenters will compare this latest-generation power solution with conventional generators and explore lessons learned and potential paths forward.

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April 17: Live Webinar on an Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Healthcare Facilities

Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s Building Technologies Office

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Overview of the Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide (AERG) for Healthcare Facilities” on Thursday, April 17, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The guide offers comprehensive information and analytical methods for calculating the cost-effectiveness of the highest priority measures that should be considered for retrofit projects in hospitals and small outpatient facilities. The AERG webinar series presents a broad range of proven practices that can help energy managers take specific actions throughout the various stages of the retrofit process, resulting in energy savings for many years to come. The guides are also available online for office buildings, K-12 schools, retail stores, and grocery stores.

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April 17: Live Webinar on the Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations

Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s Wind Program

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations: Funding Opportunity Announcement” on Thursday, April 17, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will provide information to potential applicants interested in the recently released funding opportunity announcement, which supports the development of novel and non-incremental technology approaches with significant potential to advance the mission of the Wind Program.

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April 24: Live Webinar on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country: Natural Resources and Agriculture Webinar

Webinar Sponsors: White House Office of Public Engagement, White House Council on Environmental Quality, and DOE’s Office of Indian Energy

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country: Natural Resources and Agriculture” on Thursday, April 24, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Current climate change impacts are felt first in our natural world, and the challenges to protecting those natural resources are shared across all of Indian Country. Hearing from federal agencies that support tribal natural resource development and protection with their assessment of climate change impacts will give Tribes a broad understanding of those challenges and efforts to mitigate impacts and promote more resilient natural systems.

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April 24: Live Webinar on Stimulating Energy Efficiency in Kentucky

Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Stimulating Energy Efficiency in Kentucky” on Thursday, April 24, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. In 2010, Kentucky launched a stakeholder engagement process called Stimulating Energy Efficiency in Kentucky (SEE KY), designed to achieve consensus on the most effective voluntary efficiency strategies for reducing energy use in Kentucky. The resulting Action Plan for Energy Efficiency incorporates a series of voluntary efficiency measures in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. During this webinar, Lee Colten of the Kentucky Division of Energy Efficiency and Conservation, will highlight SEE KY's approach and offer insights for other states and local governments pursuing similar goals.

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May 1: Live Webinar on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country: Human Health and Community

Webinar Sponsors: White House Office of Public Engagement, White House Council on Environmental Quality, and DOE’s Office of Indian Energy

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country: Human Health and Community” on Thursday, May 1, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The multi-agency Sustainable Communities program works to support state, local, and tribal governments in planning activities to develop their communities in more environmentally and economically sustainable ways. Developing more sustainable communities is important to our national goals of strengthening our economy and creating good jobs now, while providing a foundation for lasting prosperity, using energy more efficiently to secure energy independence, and protecting our natural environment and human health. Webinar attendees will learn about other programs federal agencies have in place to help local communities with climate change impact assessments, mitigation, and adaption.

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May 21: Live Webcast on the 2014 Farm Bill's Renewable Energy for America Program

Webinar Sponsor: Wind Program Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach initiative

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “The 2014 Farm Bill's Renewable Energy for America Program” on Wednesday, May 21, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The Renewable Energy for America Program (REAP) provides grants and loan guarantees to farmers, ranchers, and rural small businesses and electric cooperatives to install energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. During the webinar, Andy Olsen, a senior policy advocate for the Environmental Law and Policy Center, will describe the funding allocated to REAP in 2014, eligible recipients and technologies, application deadlines, and how to submit a complete application. In addition, Charles Newcomb, director of technology for Endurance Wind Power, will provide an industry perspective on the Farm Bill.

Registration is not required. Learn how to join the webinar.

Past Webinars

April 2: Live Webinar on Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Framework: The Five-Step Process

Webinar Sponsors: EERE’s Tribal Energy Program, DOE’s Office of Indian Energy, and the Western Area Power Administration

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Indian Energy, EERE's Tribal Energy Program, and the Western Area Power Administration presented a Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar titled “Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Framework: The Five-Step Process,” on Wednesday, April 2. Attendees were introduced to the five key steps of the Energy Project Framework that lead to a successful project: (1) Understanding Project Savings and Production Potential, (2) Project Options, (3) Project Refinement, (4) Project Implementation, and (5) Project Operations and Maintenance. Each of the five steps will be covered in more detail in the remaining webinars in the 2014 series.

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April 3: Live Webinar on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country: Disaster Response and Recovery

Webinar Sponsors: White House Office of Public Engagement, < a href=" http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq">White House Council on Environmental Quality, and DOE’s Office of Indian Energy

The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled “Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country: Disaster Response and Recovery” on Thursday, April 3. The webinar covered the primary efforts of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to evaluate, assess, and mitigate the impacts of climate change on their disaster recovery and response programs. Under the Stafford Act, Tribes are eligible to receive direct assistance from FEMA and can learn from FEMA and others’ efforts as they assess, plan, and implement their own disaster response and recovery plans to address climate change impacts on their communities. This webinar was the first in the four-part “Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country” webinar series.

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April 3: Live Webinar on New Developments in Federal Building Energy Efficiency Standards

Webinar Sponsor: Federal Energy Management Program

The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled “New Developments in Federal Building Energy Efficiency Standards” on Thursday, April 3. During the webinar, attendees learned about legislative drivers relative to ASHRAE standards and which buildings fall under each standard. The webinar also covered major changes in the most recent versions of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 and the International Energy Conservation Code, and helped participants understand the actual requirements of the standards, where to look for conservation measures, and how to determine if a building meets them.

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