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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.

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.​​​​

  • Joint Action Workshop
    La Jolla, CA - Starts: 1/7/2018
    The workshop is an excellent opportunity for joint action agency leaders to expand their views on the essential role agencies play in today’s rapidly changing electricity industry. It is open exclusively to CEOs and senior management of joint action agencies, their board members and commissioners, and American Public Power Association utility members.
  • Writing an Effective Scope of Work
    Online, Web - Starts: 1/18/2018
    11 AM MT This webinar will identify the (surprisingly simple!) elements of an effective SOW. Scoping templates & procedures will be provided for attendees to use on their own projects. Examples of the most common SOW mistakes will also be shared from a variety of project types.
  • Energy Saving Opportunities from Innovative New Window Treatments
    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.
  • GreenBiz 18
    Phoenix, AZ - Starts: 2/6/2018
    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.
  • Smarter Efficiency through Builder and Utility Partnerships
    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.
  • AESP 28th National Conference and Expo
    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.
  • 2018 ACEEE Hot Water Forum
    Portland, OR - Starts: 3/20/2018
    ACEEE’s Hot Water Forum is the only technical conference about efficiently making, distributing, and using hot water, regardless of its source. The Forum features two full days of sessions presented by experts in the field on cutting-edge development in these areas.
  • Getting to Zero National Forum
    Pittsburgh, PA - Starts: 4/17/2018
    The word’s leading policymakers, design professionals, building owners and commercial real estate representatives will gather at the 2018 Getting to Zero National Forum. Participants will share perspectives on the growth of ZE, learn about best practices for successful projects and collaborate on opportunities for ZE to transform the built environment.
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