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 that 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
2014 Tribal webinar series announced
The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, the Tribal Energy Program and Western have announced Resources Available for Tribal Energy Project Development , the first webinar in the 2014 Tribal Renewable Energy series.
Discover the “go to” resources tribes can use within DOE, and in other federal, state and local offices to help get a project on line. Presentations will cover DOE EERE Program resources, Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team Programs, Tribal Energy Education Programs, Tribal Leader and Best Practices Forums, among other resources. Learn about the latest developments in DOE’s renewable energy education curriculum for tribes.
There is no cost to participate in the Tribal webinar series but you must register. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation with internet address, phone number and passcodes to participate. You will need internet access and an open phone line. The National Training and Education Resource Center (NTER) is hosting the presentations. The audio portion of the webinar will be available through a toll-free line. Attendees will be able to ask speakers questions in real time.
Attendees are strongly encouraged to review the past webinars and NTER training materials.
Don't miss a single webinar in the 2014 series! Register today for these upcoming topics:
Final tribal webinar presentations available
Presentations from Renewable Energy Case Studies: Tribal and Developer Perspectives can now be downloaded from Webcasts, along with the presentations from all of the previous webinars in the 2013 Tribal webinar series. This event wrapped up the online educational series presented by Western and DOE's Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs and Tribal Energy Program.
Webinar clarifies FERC regulations
Developing distributed generation or utility-scale generation projects on Federal land involves a host of often confusing issues. On Feb. 6, Wind Powering America presented Regulatory Considerations for Developing Generation Projects on Federal Land, a webinar to educate Federal agencies on regulatory issues such as:
- What types of transactions fall under FERC jurisdictional?
- What are the pertinent Federal laws and how do they apply?
- Does any party qualify as a "public utility" or "transmitting utility" under Federal law before or after the transaction?
- How are the considerations different for Federally owned renewable projects versus those where a Federal agency hosts a third-party developer's renewable energy project and purchases energy from it?
To learn more, download the PowerPoint (1.2 MB .ppt) or the audio file (58 MB .wmv) from our Webinar Library. The audio file requires the G2M4 codec .