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Western Area Power Administration's Renewable Resources program encourages the voluntary use of renewable resources by WAPA's wholesale customers. WAPA offers federal customers two renewable resource products and facilitates customer access to renewable energy developers. The goal of the program is to identify customers who desire renewable resources in their generation mix and provide the technical and marketing assistance required for them to fully evaluate the option.

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2019 Green Power Leadership Awards Application Period opens Feb. 11
Past Tribal Energy Webinar series available online
Reports focus on trends shaping energy pricing, delivery

2019 Green Power Leadership Awards Application Period opens Feb. 11

Deadline: March 15

The application period for the 2019 Green Power Leadership Awards opens on Monday, Feb. 11 and closes on Friday, March 15, 2019.

The annual Green Power Leadership Awards recognize outstanding commitments and achievements in the green power marketplace. EPA's Green Power Leadership Awards commend the country's leading organizations that have helped advance the green power market through their green power procurement, innovation and overall strategy. Information about award categories, eligibility and criteria will be on the EPA website when the application period opens.

EPA and awards co-presenter, the Center for Resource Solutions, will hold a webinar on Feb. 27, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. MST to provide an overview of the Green Power Leadership Awards, as well as information related to eligibility, evaluation criteria, and application content for each of the award categories. There will be a question and answer session at the end of the webinar. Register for the webinar.

The 2019 Green Power Leadership Awards will be presented during the Renewable Energy Markets Conference hosted by CRS. The conference will take place Sept. 4-6, 2019 in San Diego, California.

Past Tribal Energy Webinar series available online


Tribal Sovereignty and Self-Determination through Community Energy Development, the 2018 Tribal Energy Webinar series has concluded but you can download the recordings and presentations for the entire series from the Office of Indian Energy website. The 2016 and 2017 webinars are also available.

The popular series explores the challenges and opportunities related to developing energy-efficiency, renewable energy and other resource projects on tribal lands.


Two recent reports from Berkeley Labs, Impacts of Variable Renewable Energy on Bulk Power System Assets, Pricing, and Costs and Power Plant Retirements: Trends and Possible Drivers, explore how our electric power supply is evolving from retiring power plants to new variable renewable resources and how that will affect reliability and capacity. Both studies are free to download.

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