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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.

Have your say on utility forum agendas

If you have ever wondered why industry meetings don't address issues you and your colleagues face every day, this is your chance to be heard. The program committees of two regional utility-focused events are seeking input on agenda topics. 

The Utility Energy Forum, May 3-5, hosts a Pre-Forum Workshop specifically for utility and government attendees, and would like your suggestions for discussion topics for the workshop. Share your concerns and challenges in an online survey         by Feb. 15

The Rocky Mountain Utility Efficiency Exchange, Sept. 27-29, is accepting presentation proposals on "Initiatives worth Imitating." Formats range from five-minute "snapshots" to poster sessions to roundtable discussions. ​Proposals         are due Feb. 27

You do not have to be attending either event to participate in the surveys.   

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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.​

  • Cost Effectiveness Unveiled: A New, Public Tool for Exploring the Costs and Benefits of Energy Efficiency Program
    Online, Web - Starts: 3/1/2017
    12-1:30 pm MT Experts will demystify cost effectiveness for energy efficiency programs and introduce a new and transparent calculator to address common challenges and find solutions. More Info
  • Five Steps to Tailored Market Research
    Online , Web - Starts: 3/1/2017
    11 am-12 pm MT How do you tailor widely available market research to inform your community-solar program effort? And how do you find information cost-effectively to help reach your key market segments? This webinar will move quickly from general guidance to five specific steps that you can take to achieve results. More Info
  • Program Design and Implementation and Emerging Tools and Technologies
    Online, Web - Starts: 3/2/2017
    11 am MT This Brown Bag will cover the winners from the AESP Energy Award Program Design and Implementation residential and non-residential categories as well as Emerging Tools and Technologies. We will also provide some insights on how to submit an awarding winning nomination. More Info
  • The Value of Certification and Verification
    Online, Web - Starts: 3/8/2017
    11 am-12 pm MT Switching to green power is easy with the right information but it can be difficult for buyers to know whether they are buying credible products from credible suppliers. This webinar examines the value of certification and verification in the green power market. More Info
  • EV Bulk Buy Promotions Brown Bag
    Online, Web - Starts: 3/9/2017
    11 am MT Speakers will discuss program design, implementation, key challenges and recommendations on how to address those challenges. Hear a utility perspective on these types of campaigns and what role utilities’ can play. More Info
  • Rating Agency Outlook for Public Power
    Online, Web - Starts: 3/16/2017
    12-1:30 pm This is the first in a series of two webinars designed to help educate public power utilities on the ins-and-outs of how rating agencies evaluate a utility’s bond rating. In this webinar, representatives from the credit rating agencies will discuss their outlook for public power and the electric utility industry for 2017. More Info
  • Marketing and Customer Engagement & Pricing and Demand Response Brown Bag
    Online , Web - Starts: 3/17/2017
    11 am MT This webinar will cover the winners from the AESP Energy Awards Marketing and Customer Engagement residential and non-residential categories as well as Pricing and Demand Response. We will also provide some insights on how to submit an awarding winning nomination. More Info
  • 2017 HPC National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show
    Nashville, TN - Starts: 3/20/2017
    Join over one thousand residential energy efficiency professionals for four days of outstanding educational sessions, networking, and inspiration. You’ll have the chance to engage personally connect with industry leaders and your peers from across the country. More Info
  • Energy and Technology Showcase
    Laramie, WY - Starts: 3/24/2017
    Explore current energy trends and up and coming technology, and tour local facility. This conference brings together industry leaders, researchers and energy experts to network and discuss what’s next for Wyoming’s energy economy. More Info
  • Federal and State Policy Impacts to Tribal Energy Partnerships
    Online, Web - Starts: 3/30/2017
    11 a.m. MT Developing energy resources through partnerships is complex and can affect both tribal and non-tribal communities. Learn about state and federal requirements that could impact energy projects on tribal lands depending on the type of project, location, size and other considerations. More Info
  • PLMA 35th Conference
    Nashville, TN - Starts: 4/4/2017
    Gain real-world insight from practitioners and energy utilities active in the demand response marketplace. About 200 demand response industry professionals are expected to attend from energy utilities and government agencies as well as industry allies, including consultants, manufacturers, and service providers. More Info
  • 2017 SEPA Utility Solar Conference
    Tucson, AZ - Starts: 4/24/2017
    The SEPA Utility Conference, formerly the Utility Solar Conference, is a utility-only forum to learn from experts, exchange ideas and talk through strategies and service solutions free from outside industry pressures and influences. More Info
  • Spending Energy Dollars Wisely
    Online, Web - Starts: 4/27/2017
    11 a.m. MT Presentations will explore strategies, tools and technical assistance opportunities to develop a deliberate approach to maximizing energy dollars. Tribal guest speakers will share their successes and lessons learned in pursuing, developing and implementing strategic approaches to wise energy investments. More Info
  • 2017 National Tribal Energy Summit
    Washington, DC - Starts: 5/2/2017
    The event will bring tribal leaders together with senior administration officials and representatives from federal agencies, state governments, private industry, utilities and academia to exchange ideas and explore permanent solutions to our combined energy development challenges. More Info
  • 37th Utility Energy Forum
    Santa Rosa, CA - Starts: 5/4/2017
    Network with energy services professionals representing energy utilities and allies serving Western states. Learn how they are developing and implementing customer programs related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, key account management, and other customer services. More Info
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