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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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Solar Education Week is April 15-21!
Best business models topic of April Tribal Energy Webinar
Download recordings of all 2017 Tribal Energy webinars
new reports focus on trends shaping energy pricing, delivery

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Solar Education Week is April 15-21!

In the week leading up to Earth Day, college students and citizens around the country will host solar education events in their community to spark a national conversation about solar energy, energy access and transitioning to a clean energy economy.

Clean energy organizations throughout the nation have teamed up to engage individuals to organize and participate in Solar Education events. Their message is simple: solar is affordable, sustainable and provides communities at all economic levels with clean energy and energy independence.

You can join sponsors, including DOE's Sunshot Initiative, and partners like Grid Alternatives to spread the word about solar and how it benefits communities across the nation. Learn more about Solar Week and how your utility can get involved in increasing your customers' understanding of solar technology and build support for your clean energy goals. Happy Earth Day!

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Best business models topic of April Tribal Energy Webinar

April 25, 11 a.m. MT

When tribes form an energy business, there is no "one-size-fits-all" model. Best Practices in Tribal Energy Business Models      will explore the various types of models, their advantages and disadvantages and the goals different models achieve. Attendees will also learn how to select the best structure for their goals, existing codes and laws.

All webinars in the Tribal Energy Webinar Series are free, but registration is required. Catch up with past webinars, including Energy Opportunities in Tribal Housing, the March 28 webinar, on the Office of Indian Energy website.

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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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