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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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Register for Feb. 28 Tribal Energy Webinar
Download recordings of all 2017 Tribal Energy webinars
new reports focus on trends shaping energy pricing, delivery

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Register for Feb. 28 Tribal Energy Webinar

Feb. 28
11 a.m. MT

Tribes across the United States have recognized the economic value of developing and implementing community energy plans. Steps Toward Your Tribal Community Energy Future covers the process of community energy planning, including how to gain tribe members' support and ownership of the plan. Speakers will describe barriers likely to arise in the planning process, offer tips to overcome those barriers.

WAPA and the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs are co-sponsoring the 2018 webinar series, Tribal Sovereignty and Self-Determination through Community Energy Development.  The series includes 11 webinars held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain Time (MT) the last Wednesday of each month, beginning in January and concluding in November.

All webinars in the series are free, but registration is required. Check out this year's complete schedule. If you missed Office of Indian Energy: Advancing Future Leaders through STEM, the Jan. 31 webinar, the presentations are now available to download.

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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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