Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar series schedule announced for 2016

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.

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

DOE announces 2014 Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series

The popular Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar series returns for its third year on Nov. 27 with Information Available for Tribal Energy Project Development Redirecting to a non-government site, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Mountain Time.

This online event will explore the “go to” resources that tribes can use within the Department of Energy (DOE), and in other federal, state and local offices to help get their projects on line.  Presentations will cover DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Program resources, Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team Programs, Tribal Energy Education Programs, Tribal Leader and Best Practices Forums, among other resources. Attendees will also learn about the latest developments in DOE’s renewable energy education curriculum for tribes Redirecting to a non-government site.

DOE’s Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, Tribal Energy Program and Western Area Power Administration are presenting this series on the last Wednesday of each month. The series expands on the information presented in the 2012 and 2013 webinars, with a focus on issues related to facility and community renewable tribal energy projects.

Tribal leaders and staff who are interested in developing facility or community-scale energy projects should register today for this free event. Participants must have internet access and an open phone line.

Free webinar covers financing options for municipal energy projects

PLUS : How Fowler, Colo., financed its energy projects with NO upfront costs

Sept. 13, 2011, 11 a.m. Central Time 

There is more than one way for municipalities to finance energy-efficiency and renewable energy projects, and a free webinar Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. Central Time will be exploring some of those options. Hosted by Energy Forefront, Municipal Financing Options for Renewable Energy External link information will focus on how local governments can help homes, businesses and their own facilities use less energy or even generate it.

Three presentations will examine various methods available to municipalities for financing renewable energy and energy-efficiency projects, either for the municipality or for their citizens and business owners. Topics include:

  • Multiple Methods that Cities/Towns Could Use to Finance Renewable Energy and Energy-efficiency Projects, including Federal tax benefits, aggregation, securitization of smaller projects, 501c3 non-profit corporations and more – Baird Brown, attorney at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • How Various Cities & Towns Structured their Energy Financing – Vincent DeVito, Attorney at Bowditch & Dewey LLP
  • Financing Municipal Renewable Energy Projects with No Upfront Costs describes how Fowler, Colo., procured financing for wind solar, biomass and several other energy-related projects without any upfront costs to the city – Wayne Snider

Reserve your place today.