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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.

Wholesale electric rate for federal hydropower decreases in nine states

Starting Jan. 1, 2018, electric utilities receiving federal hydropower in nine Rocky Mountain and northern Great Plains states will see lower firm hydropower rates from Western Area Power Administration for the second year in a row. The lower rates will result in savings of roughly $40 million dollars annually for customers.

Firm power customers with contracts with WAPA's Pick-Sloan Missouri River Basin – Eastern Division will experience a 15-percent decrease in the composite rate, and customers with Loveland Area Projects contracts will see a 14–percent decrease.

The two projects serve 415 electric utilities in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska with federal hydropower and related services. ​Read more.

Source: WAPA Newsroom, 12/8/17

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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.​​​​

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    12-1:30 pm MT Learn about the unique elements and value proposition of public power’s business model, the different structures of public power governance, how to quantify the value of the utility to your community and tips for connecting with community stakeholders.
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    Online, Web - Starts: 2/1/2018
    11 AM MT This session will educate participants about an emerging efficiency measure that is installed in virtually every home in the United States—window attachments, including blinds, shades, shutters, and storm panels--which can offer a cost-effective alternative to window replacement. Learn about the new rating and certification program through the DOE-funded Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC), the AERC residential product label, and the certified products website.
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    The event offers a rich blend of presentations, workshops and networking opportunities framed by the State of Green Business report, an award-winning annual research report, analyzing key sustainability metrics and trends.
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    Online, Web - Starts: 2/8/2018
    11 AM MT Grid Harmonization is the concept of providing equal benefits to all stakeholders or the idea of providing consumer benefits to incentivize actions that are beneficial to the system. Hear from leading collaborators driving value optimization through EE, controls, and storage to achieve Grid Harmonization.
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    Washington, DC - Starts: 2/11/2018
    Speakers from federal agencies, industry, the media, advocacy organizations, and more will meet to provide the latest policy updates related to utility regulation. Key resolutions will be discussed at the meeting and approved by the board of directors at the conclusion of the meeting.
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    New Orleans, LA - Starts: 2/19/2018
    Attend the premier energy industry conference that draws the top program managers, policy makers, implementers, marketers, evaluators, consultants and vendors in energy efficiency.
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    Nashville, TN - Starts: 2/25/2018
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    Three days of content, interactive sessions, expert speakers, a live podcast, raffle prizes, an award ceremony recognizing key PACE players and many unique networking opportunities.
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  • 37th PLMA Conference
    Coronado, CA - Starts: 4/15/2018
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    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.
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    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. More than 300 attendees are expected to attend and take advantage of the conference sessions, training courses, networking and special events.
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    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.
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