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Oct
1
Fri
October Is National Energy Awareness Month
Oct 1 – Oct 31 all-day

Federal Energy Management Program Announcement

October commences Energy Awareness Month, a celebratory time in which the federal government is “Leading by Example” by providing leadership in energy management and building optimization, energy resilience and security, and the use of advanced and distributed energy technologies. 

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) helps agencies meet federal energy efficiency and renewable energy laws and requirements. Agencies are making tremendous progress toward these requirements by implementing energy- and water-management projects throughout the federal government. Learn more here.

KEY FEMP RESOURCES

DOE’S “ENERGY SAVER” 

You can also find low-cost tips on how to save energy and money on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Saver website.

ENERGY STAR

Energy Star is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including nearly 40% of the Fortune 500®—partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions that protect the climate while improving air quality and protecting public health.

Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped American families and businesses save 5 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity, avoid more than $450 billion in energy costs, and achieve 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. Over the lifetime of the program, every dollar EPA has spent on ENERGY STAR resulted in $350 in energy cost savings for American business and households. In 2019 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans save nearly 500 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity and avoid $39 billion in energy costs.

Links to Resources

LES, NPPD & OPPD RESOURCES

If you are a customer of another utility, check its website for ways you can save energy and money throughout October — or any month of the year!

Customer-Owned Generation Resources

Oct
27
Wed
2021 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: Energy Projects and Workforce Development: A Win-Win Opportunity
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy provides tribes information on energy efficiency and energy technologies and project development through webinars and online curriculum. All webinars are offered at no cost.

Tribal energy projects can improve community resilience, foster economic development, and support environmental stewardship. The 2021 Tribal Energy Webinar Series will focus on how tribes can capture these wide-ranging benefits. Each webinar will share information, tools, resources, and potential funding opportunities.

Webinar Description

Energy projects are often labor-intensive during construction—and once they are complete, local capability is needed to operate and maintain those energy systems. Tribes who develop a local workforce in conjunction with developing projects can realize improved project economics while creating local jobs and skilled labor. This webinar will explore this win-win opportunity.

Register Here.

Access Past Webinars.

OPPD’s Pathways to Decarbonization Workshop 5: Initial Results
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Pathways to Decarbonization: Energy Portfolio Workshops

Previous Workshops
Four of the six workshops took place on Wednesday, April 7, 28, May 12 and 26. The Informative Session: Interim Modeling Update, was held Wednesday, August 4. Click here to view all recordings. 

Summary Video
A summary video of past workshops is also available. This video highlights the content covered in the first four workshops, and it is recommended to watch it prior to attending the next workshops. 

Upcoming WebEx Workshops
Pre-registration is encouraged to receive email reminders and Outlook calendar invites. The workshops are technical in nature and are designed to build from one another. It is highly recommended to watch previously recorded workshops before attending upcoming ones.

Workshop 5: Initial Results
Wednesday, October 27, 4-6 p.m.

Workshop 6: Final Results
Thursday, December 9, 4-6 p.m.

Click here to learn more and pre-register for both.

Graphic on OPPD’s Pathways to Decarbonization Portal

Oct
28
Thu
Free SEIA Webinar: SolarAPP+ and the Future State of Permitting
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

11:00am to 12:30pm Central Time

The expedited solar permitting platform is already making transformative changes in how quickly, safely, and confidently residential solar is permitted today. With a near future roadmap already in the works to include residential storage, small commercial, and residential retrofits, NREL and the solar coalition supporting the further expansion of the software’s scope are looking for your feedback and input on how the tool has been working for you so far and what you’d like to see in the longer-term future. This is an open-industry meeting and we do request that you register in advance to ensure we have plenty of room for your participation. 

Free for SEIA members and non-members. 

REGISTER HERE.

Nov
2
Tue
GreenBiz Webcast: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Buses Today & Tomorrow
Nov 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Strategies for addressing air quality and climate change challenges  need to be more nuanced than making all vehicles electric. This is particularly true for commercial vehicles such as buses, which have different power needs and workloads than passenger cars.

Learn about tangible actions cities and companies can take today to address these challenges, — like fuel switching, which provides immediate benefits without requiring infrastructure changes or increasing the demand on the electrical grid. 

The webcast will also cover potential opportunities for dramatic improvements in the longer term as government spending improves the affordability of fuel cell, battery and hybrid vehicles and the infrastructure needed to support them.

Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • How companies and municipalities can reduce their transportation-related carbon footprint now
  • Why transit is well-suited for greenhouse gas emissions reductions
  • How infrastructure spending may help accelerate the adoption of new transportation technologies

Moderator:

  • Jim Giles, Carbon Analyst, GreenBiz Group

Speakers:

  • Eli Lipmen, Director, Development and Programming, MOVE LA
  • Melina Kennedy, Vice President, Product Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, Cummins
  • Andrew Terp, Director, Prime Policy Group

If you can’t tune in live, please register and GreenBiz will email you a link to access the archived webcast footage and resources, available to you on-demand after the webcast.

REGISTER HERE.

 

Nov
4
Thu
GreenBiz Webcast – Microgrids: Weathering the Storm of Grid Failure
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

California is facing power insecurity at levels unlike anything in its recent history: heightened winds and aging infrastructure, record wildfires, more frequent and longer duration outages that are both unintentional and intentional. Leaving the individuals, communities, and business looking for their own power security, and fast.

In this session, we’ll dive deep into regulations and policies that are in place, those that are needed, and how this new urgency could impact microgrid adoption in California and other states facing similar conditions. Bloom will also share examples of rapidly deployed microgrids and how those examples are needed and could be replicated in today’s state of unprecedented power insecurity.

Moderator

  • John Davies, Senior Vice President & Analyst, GreenBiz Group

Speakers

  • Brady Van Engelen, Senior Manager, Policy & Government Affairs, Bloom Energy
  • Allie Detrio, Chief Strategist, Reimagine Power
  • Vincent Wiraatmadja, Government Affairs Manager, Climate Center

If you can’t tune in live, please register and GreenBiz will email you a link to access the archived webcast footage and resources, available to you on-demand after the webcast.

REGISTER HERE.

 

Nov
8
Mon
14th Annual Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference @ Marriott Cornhusker Hotel
Nov 8 – Nov 9 all-day

About

Shaped by volunteers from state agencies, farmer and rancher organizations, public power utilities, the renewable energy industry, and academia – the Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference aims to present accurate and objective information pertaining to all aspects of wind and solar development.

Early Bird Registration Ends October 11

The registration fee includes all sessions on Monday and Tuesday. It also includes breakfast, lunch, and break refreshments on both days as well as the Monday evening reception.

Visit the website to learn more.

Nov
10
Wed
Free SEI Webinar for Solar Businesses: How Solar Leads Are Generated in 2021
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Solar Energy International Event

COVID has fundamentally changed the way that solar is sold. More homeowners are researching solar online and sales processes are moving virtual. In this webinar we’ll provide an overview of how leads are generated by both lead generation companies and installers (the good and the bad), along with concrete tips from top installers to win in a virtual sales world.

REGISTER HERE.

Dec
8
Wed
2021 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: Utility-Scale Solar Development on Tribal Lands
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy provides tribes information on energy efficiency and energy technologies and project development through webinars and online curriculum. All webinars are offered at no cost.

Tribal energy projects can improve community resilience, foster economic development, and support environmental stewardship. The 2021 Tribal Energy Webinar Series will focus on how tribes can capture these wide-ranging benefits. Each webinar will share information, tools, resources, and potential funding opportunities.

Webinar Description

Developing utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects can be a lengthy and complex process—and to date, only a few utility-scale projects have been built on tribal lands. This webinar will explore what goes into utility-scale solar development, including lessons learned from tribes who have successfully completed these larger-scale projects.

Register Here.

Access Past Webinars.

Dec
14
Tue
ASES Webinar: Amory Lovins Recorded Presentation from SOLAR 2021
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Description

Watch the recorded SOLAR 2021 presentation with a special speaker, Amory Lovins, at the final keynote session of the conference.

There will be no Q&A for this webinar. This is just the recorded presentation for viewing.

Hosted by the American Solar Energy Society (ASES).

REGISTER HERE.