WAPA » Renewables


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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Past Tribal Energy Webinar series available online
Reports focus on trends shaping energy pricing, delivery

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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