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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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Tribal utility authorities the topic of June tribal energy webinar
Download recordings of all 2017 Tribal Energy webinars
new reports focus on trends shaping energy pricing, delivery

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Tribal utility authorities the topic of June tribal energy webinar

June 27, 11 a.m. MT

Join tribal leaders and other community members June 27 to learn about the benefits and challenges of forming a tribal utility authority. Wholesale tariffs, direct access service, net-metering  arrangements and use of substations and infrastructure are among the opportunities associated with operating a tribal utility. Evaluating Tribal Utility Authority Opportunities will cover the unique authority of sovereign nations to select new energy service providers, implement imminent domain, license dams and negotiate right-of-way agreements. If you cannot participate live, archived webinar recordings and slides are on the Office of Indian Energy website. 

WAPA cosponsors the Tribal Energy Webinar Series with DOE's Office of Indian Energy. Participation in all webinars is free, but registration is required.

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Download recordings of all 2017 Tribal Energy webinars

The 2017 Tribal Energy webinar series, Expanding Tribal Energy Development through Partnerships, has concluded for the year, but you can catch up on a missed event or watch again for free. Visit the DOE Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs website to learn about the program, accomplishments and opportunities.  

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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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