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.
News at a Glance
Western issues large-scale renewable energy RFP for Dept. of Navy installations
Western Area Power Administration has issued a request for proposal to meet the renewable energy requirements of 14 Department of the Navy installations in California. Once awarded through the selection process, this project will be the largest single purchase of renewable energy by a Department of Defense entity. Read more.
Proposals must be submitted in writing and sent electronically to Western by 10 a.m. (PPT), Oct. 17, 2014.
Learn more about Western's program to help federal agencies meet renewable energy goals, reduce emissions and foster markets for emerging technologies.
Presentations from September Tribal Energy Program webinars available to download
If you missed Sandia Modeling Tool and Successful Project Financing Mechanisms, the September installments of the Tribal Energy Program webinar series, you can now download the recordings and PowerPoint presentations from our webinar library.
Register today for Putting it All Together , Oct. 29, the final webinar in this series.
The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, the Tribal Energy Program and Western offer the webinar series at no cost to participants, but registration is required.
Presentations from final 'Climate Change in Indian Country' webinar now available
The webinar series, Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country, concluded May 1 with Communities: Human Health and Community Development. If you missed any of the four webinars, visit our webcast library to find audio recordings and PowerPoint presentations.
Western, as a division of the Department of Energy, cosponsored the series with the White House Office of Public Engagement and Council on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, the Interior, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development and Transportation; the Environmental Protection Agency; and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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 .