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Welcome to WAPA's Energy Services Program

Energy Services helps Western Area Power Administration customers improve energy efficiency, explore alternative resource options, find new technologies and learn about programs and techniques at other utilities. Services include an equipment loan program, technical assistance, and a full menu of publications available both on-line and in printed version. We work closely with WAPA's Renewables Program to encourage customers to develop, ​purchase and use of renewable energy. Learn more.

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Register to submit your annual IRP online

Submitting your annual integrated resource plan update is easier for Western customers with the online IRP data collection program. Register to use this standardized tool for annual integrated resource plan updates.

Like the compliance training program, the web-based system is designed to streamline the reporting process, increase customers' understanding of the IRP requirements and ensure a consistent review process.​​​​

  • SEPA Utility Conference
    Rancho Mirage, CA - Starts: 4/23/2018
    Utilities teach utilities how to implement clean energy and grid modernization technology. Network and learn with other utilities from across the nation about the latest in smart energy implementation. Leave with lessons that will help further your utility’s grid modernization, clean energy and distributed energy technology efforts.
  • Customer Engagement and The Segment of One
    Online, Web - Starts: 4/24/2018
    12 p.m. MT Is your utility missing an opportunity to increase revenue, customer satisfaction and customer engagement? Learn what’s working and what’s not with energy company engagement strategies. This 45 minute conversation will include: - Customer expectations and the segment of one - Customer engagement goals and KPIs - Tools and processes for proven success - Best practices that ensure on-target messaging - What’s at stake if you don’t engage customers
  • Best Practices in Tribal Energy Business Models
    Online, Web - Starts: 4/25/2018
    11 a.m. MT Several different structures can be used by tribes to form an energy business, but no single model will work for every tribe. This webinar will cover best practices for tribal energy business structures, including their advantages and disadvantages, goals associated with different business models, and examples of various models.
  • Making the Grid Smart: Moving Toward Two-Way Communication in the Digital Age
    Online, Web - Starts: 4/26/2018
    11 am-12:30 pm MT Share best practice and learn from your colleagues.
  • Greentech Media Solar Summit
    San Diego, CA - Starts: 5/1/2018
    This year's agenda will feature themes from beyond traditional project finance to innovations in solar and the transformation of electricity.
  • WINDPOWER 2018 - Powering Forward to Reach New Heights
    Chicago, IL - Starts: 5/8/2018
    Professionals from all over the world attend to network, learn, advance their organizational mission and to participate in the largest wind energy exhibition in the Western Hemisphere. Collaborate with colleagues, innovators, thought leaders and policy makers as you chart wind energy’s course into the future.
  • Light Fair International 2018
    Chicago, IL - Starts: 5/9/2018
    Where new discoveries, new connectivity, new knowledge and new solutions propel lighting design quickly into the future. All at the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference.
  • Spring Education Institute
    Denver, CO - Starts: 5/14/2018
    The Spring Education Institute features courses in five key topic areas: - Accounting - Cost of service and rate design - Energy efficiency management certificate program - Public power manager certificate program - Technical training
  • Energy Efficiency Management Certificate Program
    Denver, CO - Starts: 5/15/2018
    The Energy Efficiency Management Certificate Program will give participants a firm grounding in all aspects of energy efficiency program development, implementation, budgeting, marketing and management.
  • AESP Spring Conference
    Atlanta, GA - Starts: 5/20/2018
    A gathering of the brightest minds in program planning, implementation, evaluation, technology deployment, marketing, DSM business issues, policy and more will be in Atlanta to share their insights, experiences and knowledge on the emerging trends in energy efficiency and the direction of the industry.
  • Understanding the Power Grid and Organized Markets
    Online, Web - Starts: 5/30/2018
    11 a.m. MT This webinar will update the ongoing changes in organized energy markets covered in the September 2017 webinar Fundamental of Organized Energy Markets for Tribes. Attendees will learn about changes to the Southwest Power Pool and California Independent System Operator that will create greater opportunities for tribes to sell and buy energy.
  • Evaluating Tribal Utility Authority Opportunities
    Online, Web - Starts: 6/27/2018
    11 a.m. MT In this webinar, tribal leaders and community members will learn about the benefits and challenges of forming a tribal utility authority, including the many opportunities associated with wholesale tariffs, direct access service, net-metering arrangements, and use of substations and infrastructure, among other utility services.
  • 2018 Summer Institute for Educators
    Sebastopol, CA - Starts: 7/21/2018
    Learn about the science and history of heating, cooling and powering our homes with the sun. Participants will build solar cookers, model passive solar homes, solar electric fountains, a solar powered emergency kit, conduct energy audits – and tailor lessons for classroom situations.
  • Request For Proposal (RFP) Strategies for Tribal Community Energy Projects
    Online, Web - Starts: 7/25/2018
    11 a.m. MT Learn how to develop RFPs that effectively reflect tribal community energy plans and encourage qualified bidders to respond. Speakers will explain how a request for information can be used to help inform the development of an RFP.
  • Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit
    Cleveland, OH - Starts: 8/21/2018
    Be a part of the largest and most exciting DOE training, trade show and peer event of the year. Thought leaders from the federal, private, education and state and local government sectors will convene to accelerate the adoption of energy/water efficiency, integrated resilience, emerging and secure technologies, and replicable renewable energy solutions.
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