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Renewables  

Western's Renewable Resources program encourages the voluntary use of renewable resources by Western's wholesale customers. Western 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 National Geothermal Summit

June 3-4, 2015
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Reno, Nevada

The only thing better than attending the fifth annual National Geothermal Summit is getting a discount on your registration for the premier forum of the geothermal industry. Get in on that great deal by registering before April 17 to receive the early-bird discount for Geothermal Policies as Stimulus for Economic Growth and Environmental Quality. Read more.


Innovation topic of next Tribal Renewable Energy webinar

April 29
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MDT

Register today for Innovative Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Integration of Renewables with Off-grid Diesel Hybrid Systems Redirecting to a non-government site. Attendees will hear from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on the latest developments in energy efficiency, net zero housing, solar and wind. Find out what NREL is doing to increase adoption of renewables in Indian Country and how renewable development may benefit your tribal community. In addition, learn how hybrid systems integrate renewable energy with diesel generators and energy storage for supplying power to remote and rural areas.

If you missed the March 25 webinar, Tribal Energy Development Operation and Maintenance Best Practices, visit the Webinar library to download the recording.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western, presents the Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series. Participation is free but registration is required.  


Register for the 2015 SEPA Utility Solar Conference

The Solar Electric Power Association is inviting utilities from every point on the solar power learning curve to come to San Diego, California, April 27-29 for the Utility Solar Conference Redirecting to a non-government site (USC).

The annual meeting brings together power providers interested in improving, expanding or developing a viable long-term solar strategy. Because registration is restricted to employees of utilities only, attendees will have the opportunity to share their experiences and exchange ideas in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Read more.


New resources added to Renewable Development Tools

Explore your options for adding sustainable energy to your power portfolio with Renewable Development Tools. We have added new resources to help public power utilities, tribes and federal facilities research the various aspects of renewable project development. Use the resource maps, data bases and modeling tools to get the facts about economic feasibility, resource potential, transmission needs and more.


Webinar on community solar programs available online

If you missed Utility Trends in Adopting Community Solar Models, presented by Western in cooperation with the Solar Electric Power Association, Redirecting to a non-government site 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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