Second in series of webinars for tribal renewables development announced

Free webinar
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MST

The Department of Energy’s Tribal Energy Program and Western Area Power Administration are presenting Overview of US Department of Energy Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs), a free webinar, Nov. 30 at 11 a.m. Mountain time. 

Speaker Jon Worthington of Western will provide a description of PMAs and cover their service territories, power resources, role in delivering Federal power to customers and methods of determining power rates.  A discussion on preference customer qualifications is also part of the agenda.

This is the second webinar in a series for Native American tribes scheduled to run through July 2012. Presentations from the Aug. 17 webinar, Challenges and Opportunities with Tribal Renewable Energy Development, are available from the Public Renewables Partnership. Future topics include transmission policy, vision of tomorrow’s transmission grid, what you need to know about Federal Energy Regulatory Commission compliance, and overview of requesting transmission service.

This series highlights key technical, policy and market issues that tribes need to understand to successfully respond to utility requests for proposals for renewable energy generation. Participants will increase their knowledge about the competitive power markets and other issues surrounding renewable resource development.

Tribe members who are interested in responding to utility-offered renewable RFPs, or who would like to learn more about the competitive power market, and utility professionals interested in working with tribes on renewable energy development should register today for Overview of US Department of Energy Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs).  After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Webinar offers tribes guidance for winning utility renewable RFPs

Join Western and the DOE Tribal Energy Program for a FREE webinar, Aug. 17, on Challenges and Opportunities with Tribal Renewable Energy Development, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain Time.

Utilities in Western’s 15-state territory need renewable energy and renewable energy certificates to meet goals and mandates. Native American tribes have abundant renewable resources on tribal lands, and jobs and economic development would come from building generation projects. This webinar is for tribes who are interested in responding to renewable Requests for Proposals from utilities, or who simply want to learn more about the competitive power market. 

There are many challenges that beset renewable project development—from transmission interconnection and availability to conditions that are unique to each tribe. Speakers from utilities, government agencies and developers will offer their perspectives on how tribes can navigate the obstacles to create winning partnerships that result in successful tribal renewable projects. Expect frank discussions on what utilities expect in a tribal proposal to a renewable RFP, along with examples of success. See the full agenda.

Register online, or contact Guy Nelson at 541-994-4670 or 541-921-1127 for more information. Due to limited space, early registration is STRONGLY encouraged.