A new year brings a new schedule for the Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar series sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs and Western’s Renewable Resource Program.
Now in its fourth year, the popular series continues to provide tribal leaders and staff with tools and resources to develop and implement tribal energy plans, programs and projects.
Tribal case histories are playing an increasing role in the webinar series, providing real-life examples and experience to illustrate the topics. “The 2016 webinar series continues to build upon the fundamentals of strategic energy planning, a necessary cornerstone to successful tribal renewable energy projects,” said Randy Manion, Western’s Renewable Resource Program manager. “We now incorporate tribal renewable project successes and experiences into almost every webinar, along with useful tools and resources.”
Webinars also highlight how clean energy development can enhance the local economy and help tribes move toward energy independence.
As in previous years, topics cover the entire process, from developing an energy plan to financing projects to obtaining transmission and more. Industry experts will discuss power marketing, energy policy and regulatory issues, project business models and economic development opportunities.
- Jan. 27 – Energy Planning for Tribal Economic Development
- Feb. 24 – Exploring Your Energy Markets
- March 30 – Transmission and Grid Basics for Tribal Economic and Energy Development
- April 27 – Understanding the Energy Policy and Regulatory Environment
- May 25 – Tribal Business Structures for Financing Projects
- June 29 – The Life Cycle of Tribal Clean Energy
- July 27 – Project Development for Long-Term Tribal Energy
- Aug. 31 – Project Regulatory Considerations
- Sept. 28 – Strategic Partnerships for Clean Energy and Economic Development
- Oct. 26 – Accessing Capital for Tribal Energy and Economic Development
- Nov. 30 – Energy and Economic Success Studies
Webinars are held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain Time, usually on the last Wednesday of the month. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.
Attendees need to have Internet access, a computer and a phone line. If you are unable to participate in the live event, the webinar is recorded and posted in the Renewable Resources webinar library.
Source: Western Green Power News, 1/5/16