DOE Technical Assistance Program November Webinar Schedule
October 26, 2010
DOE’s Technical Assistance Program (TAP) will continue its fall webinar series to assist state, city, county, and tribal energy practitioners across the country with their clean energy programs.
Join TAP in November for webinars that will cover topics including:
- Effectively working at the community level to deploy energy efficiency and renewable energy
- Driving demand for home energy improvements by engaging with and learning from contractors
- How and what types of state-level clean energy policies can have on-the-ground impacts
November’s webinar schedule can be found below - note that session details are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the Solution Center Webcasts Web page. Our Webcasts page is also where you can find presentation materials from past sessions. Also, this webinar schedule and other TAP information will be posted on the TAP blog.
Title: How to Design a Community Energy Alliance
Host: Ben Taube, SEEA
Date: November 1, 2010
Time: 2:00-3:15 EDT
Description: This presentation will provide insight into a sustained and continued effort to ensure that cities and counties have the resources and deployment venues to embed energy efficiency within the residential and commercial sectors through the use of effective marketing, organizational structure, program design, and financing for community energy.
Title: Preparing for the Arrival of Electric Vehicles
Host: George Little, Mike Salisbury, and Bob Yuhnke, VEIC/SWEEP
Date: November 3, 2010
Time: 2:00-3:00 EDT
Description: This webinar will discuss best practices, infrastructure, data collection and streamlining permitting for the arrival of electric vehicles.
Title: Effective O&M Policy in Public Buildings
Host: Susy Jones, NEEP
Date: November 4, 2010
Time: 2:00-3:00 EDT
Description: This webinar will provide an overview of the Policy section of the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) Operations and Maintenance Guide. The foundation of a solid operations and maintenance program is a set of policies, which provide guidance to the multitude of individual items that facility staff, administration, and occupants need to address. Effective policies begin with the establishment of an advisory committee, and include policies that set guidelines for areas such as staff training and the purchasing of ENERGY STAR equipment. This webinar will review the key elements of these policies.
Title: Local Power Empowers: CHP and District Energy
Host: Jay Wrobel, MEEA
Date: November 8, 2010
Time: 2:00-3:00 EDT
Description: An overview of opportunities for implementing combined heat and power (CHP) and district energy systems. Topics to be discussed include regional technical assistance resources, planning tools, financing options, available incentives, working with utilities, and understanding relevant policies.
Title: Driving Demand: Working with and Learning from Contractors
Host: Merrian Fuller, LBNL
Date: November 9, 2010
Time: 2:00 - 3:15 PM EDT
Description: Contractors are often the primary sales force for home energy upgrades. This webinar highlights programs that actively engage the contractor community in program design and implementation. We will also hear directly from several contractors about their views on best practices for driving demand.
Title: EM&V 101: General Approaches to Tracking Data and Estimating Savings
Host: Julie Michals, NEEP
Date: November 10, 2010
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
Description: This webinar will provide general information on data tracking and developing savings estimates, with an overview of DOE tools and reporting requirements.
Title: Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs 101
Host: Catul Kiti, Senior Manager Energy Efficiency Programs, ICF International
Date: November 15, 2010
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Description: This webinar will offer information on residential and commercial energy efficiency consumer rebate programs.
Title: State Clean Energy Policy Impact
Host: Liz Doris, NREL
Date: November 17, 2010
Time: 3:00 – 4:15 PM EDT
Description: Liz Doris of NREL will present the results from the 2010 State of the States report, quantifying the impact of policy on clean energy installations. Jeff Lyng from Colorado's Governor's Energy Office will present on the state's experience in implementing clean energy policies and the economic impact that this has had in CO.
Title: Negotiating and Entering Into an ESPC
Host: Meg Giuliano, ICF International and Sentech
Date: November 18, 2010
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 PM EDT
Description: This webinar will discuss negotiating issues and specifics that need to go into an energy savings performance contract (ESPC).
Title: Community Renewables Projects
Host: Cheryl Jenkins, VEIC
Date: November 30, 2010
Time: 12:00 PM EDT
Description: Given the growing awareness of the economic, political, and environmental consequences of traditional fossil fuel generation, local citizens are increasingly looking for effective and financially appropriate ways to develop renewable energy projects. In response to site-specific limitations, market conditions, and the local regulatory environment, some communities have developed creative renewable project models that aggregate funds from individual contributors with the goal of lowering costs, easing the burden of ownership, and providing extended access to renewable energy sources. This webinar will share information on some successful approaches.