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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.

News at a glance


Sandia Lab seek information on solar power purchase
NASA seeks Renewable Energy Certificates
June Tribal Energy webinar shares secrets to picking right energy project
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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Sandia Lab seek information on solar power purchase

On behalf of Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico, WAPA is issuing a request for information from the solar industry to assist WAPA and Sandia in structuring a possible future solicitation for a 5-10 MW onsite solar power purchase agreement. Deadline for submissions is July 14, 2017.  Read more.

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NASA seeks Renewable Energy Certificates

On behalf of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, WAPA is issuing a request for proposals for the transfer of renewable energy certificates in Fiscal Year 2017. Deadline for submissions is July 19, 2017. Read more.

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June Tribal Energy webinar shares secrets to picking right energy project

June 28
11 a.m.-1 p.m. MT

Learn how to identify the appropriate energy project, whether it's a system for a single tribal building, a tribal community project or a utility-scale project requiring transmission interconnection and off-take through a power purchase agreement. Explore the pros and cons of ownership and leasing with expert speakers, along with differences among various renewable and conventional technologies and potential project barriers. Speakers will also share information on tools and resources available to help tribes evaluate options and move forward. Registration         is required.

If you missed the May webinar, Spending Energy Dollars Wisely, a recording and presentations are now available to download. 

This free webinar series is sponsored by the DOE Office of Indian Energy and WAPA.

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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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