DOE Webcast July 29 for State and Local Officials: "How to Estimate the Economic Impacts from Renewable Energy"
July 16, 2009
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Technical Assistance Project (TAP) for state and local officials is offering a webcast on how to use a DOE-developed tool to estimate the economic impacts from electric power projects, including renewable energy generation.
The presentation will take place Wednesday, July 29, from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, and is titled "How to Estimate the Economic Impacts from Renewable Energy." The presenters will be Gail Mosey and Eric Lantz from the DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Attendees will learn how to use an online economic model—called Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI)—to predict the economic development impacts of renewable energy in your state. Specifically, participants will learn how to use JEDI to design and run an economic impacts analysis and interpret the results. Finally, attendees will see an example of an analysis that the presenters recently carried out using the JEDI Wind Model.
The webcast is free of charge, but participants must register in advance to obtain a URL for the presentation and call-in phone number. Participants can register online, find information about the presenters, and read background materials and reports on the TAP Webcast section of the DOE Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program Web site.