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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.

Conference highlights initiatives worth imitating

Rocky Mountain Utility Efficiency Exchange
Aspen Meadows Resort
Sept. 27-29

This year’s Rocky Mountain Utility Efficiency Exchange    focuses on using lessons learned from past programs to address the new issues and opportunities utilities are facing. Programs incorporating time-of-use rates, community solar, the internet of things and big data will be in the spotlight. Sessions will also cover new spins on demand response, customer outreach, behavior change and incentive programs. Read 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.​​

  • Should We Hug Now? How Wisconsin Has Used Collaboration to Jointly Improve Evaluation and Programs
    Online, Web - Starts: 9/21/2017
    11 a.m. MT In theory, evaluators and programs should share an amicable working relationship. In practice, program implementers, administrators, evaluators and regulators have experienced contentious debates over evaluation findings and recommendations. This Webinar details how Wisconsin put in place a collaborative partnership focused on achieving mutual benefits for programs and evaluators.
  • Unlocking the potential of grid-edge DERs
    Online, Web - Starts: 9/21/2017
    11 a.m. MT Learn how a true grid-edge DERMS monitors, manages, and controls fleets of DERs in order to maintain grid reliability and enable customer involvement in utility DER programs.
  • Charging Ahead With Electric Vehicles
    Online, Web - Starts: 9/26/2017
    12-1:30 pm MT A steady conversion of vehicles and heating to electricity could lead to a 105 percent increase in electricity demand by 2050. Are you ready to support these new loads in your community? Learn about innovative public power EV programs and get insights on how to work with customers to spur investment in EVs, develop fair pricing models and plan for potential load growth.
  • Rocky Mountain Utility Efficiency Exchange
    Aspen, CO - Starts: 9/27/2017
    This event facilitates networking and professional development for staff representatives of energy and water utilities in the Rocky Mountain region who are responsible for developing and implementing customer programs related to energy/water efficiency, renewable energy, demand response and key account customer management.
  • Fundamentals of Organized Energy Markets for Tribes
    Online, Web - Starts: 9/28/2017
    11 a.m. MT Find out how the expansion of establishments such as the Southwest Power Pool and the California Independent System Operator is going to create opportunities for those looking for more energy resource options or to buy and sell energy resources, especially on tribal lands.
  • Strategic Energy Management (SEM)
    Online, Web - Starts: 9/28/2017
    11 a.m. MT SEM generates energy savings and improves overall energy performance by applying continual improvement principles and practices to energy management efforts. A SEM offering gives conservation programs an effective way of engaging utility customers at an executive level thereby facilitating a deeper and sustainable commitment to energy management throughout the organization.
  • Energy Efficiency Day 2017
    Nationwide, USA - Starts: 10/5/2017
    Energy Efficiency Day is a collaborative effort between regional and national organizations, business, utilities and individuals working to promote energy efficiency: the cheapest, quickest way to meet our energy needs, cut consumer bills and reduce pollution.
  • SEM: Meeting the Measurement Challenge Webinar
    Online, Web - Starts: 10/5/2017
    11 a.m. MT Strategic energy management (SEM) has come a long way in the past ten years, but challenges in measuring the savings have hampered the wider adoption of SEM. Learn how DOE's Uniform Methods Project (UMP) is helping meet this challenge by developing a measurement and verification (M&V) protocol for determining SEM’s savings.
  • What Makes the Biggest Difference In Achieving Community Solar Success?
    Online, Web - Starts: 10/5/2017
    11 a.m. MT In this live webinar, we'll take a look at CSVP's new Solutions Toolkit, which offers practical approaches in the six top challenge areas that CSVP has identified through its work with utility partners. The toolkit includes some familiar analytic methods and guides that CSVP has field-tested this year, and also brand new resources to help utility program designers to make community solar better.
  • EEBA High Performance Home Summit 2017
    Atlanta, GA - Starts: 10/10/2017
    The EEBA Summit presents peer-led panels, and successful, real-world case studies focused on helping every builder, architect, rater, community developer and all others in the home building industry to be more successful.
  • Best Practices in Battery Storage
    Online, Web - Starts: 10/12/2017
    12-1:30 pm MT The evolution of energy storage is changing how we produce and consume energy, like never before. Get up to speed on where we are and what to expect in the future. Three public power utilities will tell you about their award-winning storage projects, from selecting a developer and siting to leveraging benefits such as peak shaving and financial impacts. Your pioneering colleagues will help you navigate the bold new path of utility-scale battery storage.
  • Behavior Energy and Climate Change Conference
    Sacramento, CA - Starts: 10/15/2017
    The Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference (BECC) is the premier international conference focused on understanding human behavior and decision making. This knowledge can accelerate the transition to an energy-efficient and low-carbon future.
  • Tribes Working Together
    Online, Web - Starts: 10/26/2017
    11 a.m. MT Learn about generation and transmission and joint action agencies as business models to jointly own, procure and build new transmission and power generation projects; along with other partnership opportunities that can support tribal energy independence and self-determination on tribal lands.
  • Smart Meters for Smart Solutions
    Online, Web - Starts: 10/26/2017
    12-1:30 pm MT Benefit from lessons learned from utilities that have installed Advanced Metering Infrastructure. Understand how to fully leverage the benefits of smart meters and gather best practices on transitioning rate structures, educating customers, and soliciting feedback.
  • 2017 Energy Innovations Summit
    Denver, CO - Starts: 10/28/2017
    Learn what's new in the electricity industry and how it relates to regional power providers.
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