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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.

Utility Energy Forum calls for posters

Deadline: Sept. 21

Do you have a program success story you would like to share? Did your innovative spirit take flight, producing results others should know about? Please help us make the 2019 Utility Energy Forum  a success by presenting your program during the Utility Program Stand Up Challenge!  Submit your proposal no later than Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.

"Utility Recipes for Meeting Customer Needs" is the theme for this year's UEF. It is being held April 24-26 at the Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria, California. Read more.

Changes come to Energy Services

Lately, WAPA has been looking at the programs and initiatives we offer to determine which bring the most value to customers and which have served their purpose. Read more.

​Check out more headlines in Energy Services Bulletin 

Feel free to contact the Energy Services Bulletin editor with any questions.   

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.​​​​

  • 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.
  • Reinventing the Electric Utility Webinar
    Online, Web - Starts: 8/22/2018
    11:30 a.m. MT Please join us for a free 45-minute webinar with John Brown and Ross Malme, Skipping Stone Partners, as they examine our findings and discuss some of the implications and ramifications of our changing energy markets.
  • 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.
  • Reinventing Demand Response with Distributed Energy Resources
    Online, Web - Starts: 9/6/2018
    Noon-1 P.M. During this free webinar you will dive into Arizona Public Services' reverse demand response efforts, hear about research on DR renewable integration from Navigant, review key insights from the SEPA-PLMA Demand Response Snapshot Report, and explore the potential expanding role of DR to include more EVs, interactive water heaters and more.
  • 12th Rocky Mountain Utility Exchange
    Aspen, CO - Starts: 9/19/2018
    This networking and professional development conference for staff representatives of energy and water utilities serving Colorado and neighboring states who are responsible for the design and delivery of customer-centric utility programs covers resource efficiency, load management/growth, distributed energy and customer/member service operations.
  • 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.
  • Wind Energy Finance & Investment Conference - West
    San Francisco, CA - Starts: 10/5/2018
    Whether you are already in the business of wind or considering investing in this energy sector, you won't want to miss this timely new program detailing how to capitalize on the multi-billion dollar wind energy finance industry.
  • Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference
    Washington, DC - Starts: 10/7/2018
    The Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference is the premier international conference focused on understanding human behavior and decision making and using that knowledge to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future.
  • EEBA 2018 High Performance Home Summit
    San Diego, CA - Starts: 10/16/2018
    Sessions will present the latest in building science, combined with real-world application and problem-solving. Presentations will cover topics of special interest including solutions for healthy, resilient and affordable high performance and Zero-Energy Homes.
  • 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.
  • Cybersecurity Summit
    Austin, Texas - Starts: 11/12/2018
    See what other utilities are doing to manage cyber risk and share your insights and feedback on the importance and impact of cybersecurity for public power.
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