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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.​​​​

  • 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.
  • Ideas for Engaging the Future Public Power Workforce
    Online, Web - Starts: 5/30/2018
    12 pm MT A chief concern of utility professionals is attracting bright, young workers to ensure the future for our industry. Nebraska Public Power District and Platte River Power Authority approached this goal from two vastly different angles. Learn about their steps toward achieving results in recruiting new talent.
  • CHP - Practical Applications for Gas Utilities
    Online, Web - Starts: 6/7/2018
    11 am MT This webinar is the first in a two-part series on the role of CHP in utility programs. Speakers will summarize studies and analysis done on gas utility CHP programs, and program elements conducive to success.
  • The Next Horizon for CHP – Value Streams and Market-Based Compensation for End-Users
    Online, Web - Starts: 6/14/2018
    11 am MT This is the second webinar focusing on the role of CHP in utility programs. Join us as we present three case studies that highlight CHP installations that tap non-traditional value streams to achieve real-world savings.
  • 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.
  • Habitat X 2018 National Conference
    Big Sky , MT - Starts: 6/27/2018
    Professionals from across all sectors of the energy and housing industries connect at this one-of-a-kind event. Habitat X offers a flexible and productive venue for thought leaders and decision makers to create real working solutions for their organizations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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