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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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October Tribal Energy Webinar looks at changing technology
Download recordings of all 2017 Tribal Energy webinars
new reports focus on trends shaping energy pricing, delivery

October Tribal Energy Webinar looks at changing technology

Oct. 31
11 am-1 pm MT

Distributed Energy Technology Trends and Costs explores the capabilities and costs of rapidly evolving distributed energy technologies. This webinar will look at unique characteristics of distributed energy technologies, find out how they are competing in the marketplace and how to use them separately or combined for the greatest benefit to their tribal community.

WAPA and the DOE Office of Indian Energy present the Tribal Energy webinar series monthly. All webinars in the Tribal Energy Series are free but you must register. If you cannot participate live, webinar recordings and slides can be found online.


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.  


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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