DOE Announces Webinars on Solar Program Overview, Best Practices in Developing a Tribal Strategic Energy Plan, and More

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

January 22: Marine and Hydrokinetic Systems Performance Advancement Funding Opportunity Announcement

Webinar Sponsor: Water Power Program

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Marine and Hydrokinetic Systems Performance Advancement II: Component Metric Validation" on Thursday, January 22, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Representatives of the Energy Department will discuss a new $8 million funding opportunity to spur innovation in next-generation marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) control and component technologies. The Energy Department plans to select up to five projects to improve the performance and reduce the technical risk of MHK technologies by advancing crosscutting power take-off components, innovative structures, and advanced controls for MHK systems under development for commercial application. Concept papers are due by February 9. 

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January 22: Live Webinar on Solar Program Overview

Webinar Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service

The Energy Department and U.S. Department of Agriculture will present a live webinar titled "Solar Program Overview" on Thursday, January 22, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.  This webinar will introduce a range of policy and program options that have been successfully field tested in cities and counties around the country and highlight lessons learned and best practices.  Featured speakers include:

Bill Vecchio, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, Business Development Executive Chad Laurent, Esq., Meister Consultants Group Gerry Moore, Rural Utilities Service, Electric Program, USDA, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator

This webinar is part of a series focusing on the Rural Utilities Service's new Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program (EECLP). Through the EECLP, the Rural Utilities Service provides direct loans to rural electric cooperatives and other rural electricity providers. The EECLP supports energy efficiency, demand-side management, and renewable energy generation.

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January 28: Live Webinar on Best Practices in Developing a Tribal Strategic Energy Plan

Webinar Sponsors: Tribal Energy Program, Energy Department Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, Western Area Power Administration

The Energy Department and Western Area Power Administration will present a live webinar titled "Best Practices in Developing a Tribal Strategic Energy Plan" on Wednesday, January 28, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Attendees will learn from experts who have overcome typical barriers and used community participation to gain buy-in. Speakers include Michael Cardwell and Jesse Cardenas, who were instrumental in developing the Quinault Indian Nation's biomass strategy and demonstrating how it fits into the tribe's strategic plan.

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February 3:  Live Webinar on How New Energy Savings Performance Contracts are Improving Energy Efficiency in U.S. Buildings

Webinar Sponsor: Better Buildings

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "ESPC 2.0: How a New Generation of Energy Savings Performance Contracting is Improving Energy Efficiency in U.S. Buildings" on Tuesday, February 3, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.  Join Better Buildings Challenge Partners and Allies to learn how they are employing energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) to improve long-term energy performance in their buildings with little or no upfront cost.  A representative from the Energy Department will also introduce our ESPC Accelerator, a high-impact program designed to support expanded use of ESPCs by state and local governments.

Register for the webinar.

Past Webinars

December 17: Small and Distributed Wind Turbine Update

Webcast Sponsor: WINDExchange

The Energy Department presented a webcast titled "Small and Distributed Wind Turbine Update" on Wednesday, December 17.

Bret Barker, U.S. Department of Energy, presents an Energy Department program overview, including a certification update and discussion of the implementation of certification standards into ITC/1603. Robert Preus from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory describes the soon-to-be-published Small Wind Turbine Site Assessor's Guide. An overview of the SMART Wind Consortium, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce, is presented.

View the past webcast.

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