Opportunities coming to share your big ideas

The Association of Energy Services Professionals You are leaving WAPA.gov.has two deadlines coming up for utility idea people:

Oct. 1: Submit your presentation for the Pitch a Pilot session at AESP’s 2019 Annual Conference in San Antonio in January. This unique session provides 10-minute time slots for talking about really interesting approaches, ideas, concepts or programs that would benefit utilities. Presenters will be talking to a utilities-only audience about innovative ways to deal with the challenges of demand response and energy efficiency. Your idea may be the next big program success!

Oct. 8: Entries close for the AESP 2019 Energy Awards. Recognize a new program, technology or initiative that’s making an impact in the energy-efficiency world. These awards also recognize people—whether an experienced industry leader or a new professional–who have contributed to the industry. The 12 award categories include commercial and residential, programs, evaluation, marketing, technology and for individuals.

Also, AESP members  need to get their ballots in for the board of director election by Oct. 15.

Do not miss your chance to float new ideas, honor great ones or shape the conversation about your industry.

Source: Association of Energy Services Professionals, 9/26/18

Colorado Small Hydro Association joins World Renewable Energy Forum in Denver

The Colorado Small Hydro Association (COSHA) will hold its 2012 conference May 17 at the Denver Convention Center in conjunction with the World Renewable Energy Forum (WREF) and the annual meeting of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES).

COSHA Executive Director Monica Carey promised highlights of the past year’s progress in developing the state’s small hydro resources, as well as a look into the future. “Colorado continues to lead the nation in crafting innovative policies to accelerate the development of small hydro,” Carey said. “The Governor’s Energy Office program to streamline FERC requirements and the new, low-interest hydro loan offered by the Colorado Water Conservation Board are just two examples.”

Confirmed speakers include representatives from the National Hydropower AssociationColorado Governor’s Energy Office, Colorado Rural Electric Association, Bureau of Reclamation, Colorado Water Conservation Board and the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority.

Sessions will feature presentations on diverse hydro projects, from small municipal systems, like the town of Basalt’s 40-kilowatt generator, to the 7-megawatt Carter Lake facility Tri-County Water Conservancy District is building at Ridgeway Reservoir.

A cocktail reception with the Colorado Renewable Energy Society will conclude the conference.

Register online at the COSHA website. The registration fee of $75 covers the conference, breakfast, refreshments and entrance to the World Renewable Energy Forum Exhibit Hall.

“The COSHA conference is the one must-attend event each year for anyone interested in hydro development in Colorado,” said Carey.  “It provides a great opportunity to see everyone in the Colorado hydro industry, including hydro developers, equipment vendors, utilities, environmental consultants, and officials from Federal, state and local governments.”