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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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Next Tribal Energy Webinar set for March 29
Register for free interconnection webinars
Presentations from past Tribal Renewables webinars available online
Recording of distributed energy resources webinar available online​​
Webinar on community solar programs available online

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Next Tribal Energy Webinar set for March 29

11 a.m.-1 p.m. MT

Register      today for Federal and State Policy: Advancing Strategic Energy Partnerships, the next webinar in the Tribal Energy Series.

Developing energy resources through partnerships is complex and can affect both tribal and non-tribal communities. Join WAPA and the DOE Office of Indian Energy on March 29 to 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. 

If you are unable to attend the webinar or you missed the Feb. 22 webinar, you can download a recording from the IE website.

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Register for free interconnection webinars

April 5
12-1 p.m. MT

The Distributed Generation Interconnection Collaborative (DGIC) webinar schedule for 2017 has been released and it showcases a diverse array of topics and expert speakers from utilities, research organizations and other industry participants.

The peer exchange events begin April 5 with Energy Storage Permitting, Interconnection, and Analysis   . This webinar will focus on one of the most talked about and fastest growing distributed energy resources in the country.

Upcoming webinars include:

The September webinar, Aggregation of Distributed Energy Resources, has not been scheduled yet. All scheduled webinars will be presented from 12 to 1 P.M. Mountain Time. There is no cost to participate, but registration is required.

Visit the DGIC website for more information and while you are there, check out the new look and features. Don't forget to nominate an interconnection leader you know to participate in the case study series DGIC is planning. Nominations must be submitted by April 27 to be included in the 2017 case studies.

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Presentations from past Tribal Renewables webinars available online

If you missed any of the past Tribal Renewable Energy series--you can find the presentations in the Renewables webinar library.

WAPA partners with the Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy to present this free webinar series. The webinars generally take place on the last Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. MT.

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RECORDING OF DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES WEBINAR AVAILABLE ONLINE

 

The Distributed Generation Interconnection Collaborative meets quarterly to discuss issues related to distributed PV interconnection practices, research and innovation. You can download recordings from past meetings and presentations, and subscribe to receive updates about upcoming webinars and other DGIC announcements.

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Webinar on community solar programs available online

If you missed Utility Trends in Adopting Community Solar Models, presented by WAPA in cooperation with the Solar Electric Power Association           , you can download the recording and slide presentation from our webinar library. Find out why some utilities see community solar programs as a valuable customer engagement tool, and explore case studies of actual utility programs.​​​

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