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Energy Services

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.​​​​

  • 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.
  • Prepare for Change: Blueprinting Your Strategic Plan
    Online, Web - Starts: 7/26/2018
    Noon-1:30 p.m. MT Walk through what a strategic planning process for public power can look like. Understand how to identify operational strengths and weaknesses, build consensus, and create alignment around key utility and community priorities. Leave the webinar knowing how to create a realistic blueprint to adapt to market and policy changes as well as new customer needs and preferences.
  • Finances and Performance: Building Your Strategic Plan
    Online, Web - Starts: 8/16/2018
    Noon-1:30 p.m. MT Join this webinar to understand financial management issues, roles, and strategies from the perspective of utility senior leaders and board/council members. Review how decisions about budgets, rates, power supply, services, and system maintenance impact your strategic plan and performance.
  • Electrification 2018 International Conference and Exposition
    Long Beach, CA - Starts: 8/20/2018
    Explore the critical issues, benefits and opportunities of electrification with an unparalleled collection of industry experts.
  • 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.
  • AESP Summer Conference 2018
    Indianapolis, IN - Starts: 8/21/2018
    This year's conference will offer dual track sessions focusing on evaluation, program design and implementation. Pre-conference workshops are also scheduled.
  • Utility-Scale Energy Development
    Online, Web - Starts: 8/29/2018
    11 a..m. MT Utility-scale energy development is similar in many ways to smaller-scale energy development, but it can present unique challenges in key areas of permitting, financing, interconnection to the grid and finding a market. Hear about common challenges faced by tribes for utility-scale energy development, and ideas for approaching these challenges.
  • Down to Brass Tacks: Implementing Your Strategic Plan
    Online, Web - Starts: 9/6/2018
    Noon-1:30 p.m. MT This webinar gets into the details of staying the course. Learn how you can keep all stakeholders aware of the plan’s progress, avoid common pitfalls in implementation, and engage productively with outside consultants or facilitators if needed.
  • Solar Power International and Energy Storage International
    Anaheim , CA - Starts: 9/24/2018
    Solar Power International and Energy Storage International generate success for energy professionals and the global solar industry. It sets the standard for solar events as the fastest growing and largest solar show in North America as recognized by Trade Show Executive and Trade Show News Network.
  • Facility- and Community-Scale Project Development
    Online, Web - Starts: 9/26/2018
    11 a.m. MT Taking on facility-and community-scale energy projects can be a good way for tribes to gain experience and expertise in project development while limiting risk, but like utility-scale projects, these projects also have their own unique challenges. This webinar will outline options for financing and addressing other challenges related to facility- and community-scale project development.
  • Distributed Energy Technology Trends and Costs
    Online, Web - Starts: 10/31/2018
    11 a.m. MT This webinar will provide tribes with a broad update on recent technological and cost trends for distributed energy. Speakers will discuss the latest developments in conventional and renewable distributed generation technologies and energy storage options that can make these energy sources more reliable and valuable.
  • 38th PLMA Conference
    Austin, TX - Starts: 11/11/2018
    Gain real-world insight from practitioners and energy utilities active in the demand response, load management, and distributed energy resources marketplace. Over 250 energy industry professionals are expected to attend.
  • Tribal Microgrid Case Studies
    Online, Web - Starts: 11/27/2018
    11 a.m. MT This webinar will provide an overview of microgrid systems and technologies and how they can be used in tribal communities for emergency situations, to provide reliability, or to increase independence. Speakers will highlight the benefits and challenges for tribes considering developing, owning and operating a microgrid.
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