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DOE Announces Webinars on Real Time Energy Management, Solar Forecasting Metrics, and More

January 31, 2014 - 10:28am


EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

Upcoming Webinars

February 4: Live Webinar on Real Time Energy Management

Webinar Sponsor: Better Buildings Challenge

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Real-time Energy Management: Improving Energy Efficiency Every 15 Minutes” on Tuesday, February 4, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. This webinar will feature three Better Buildings Challenge partners that are employing real-time energy management to achieve their energy reduction goals. Webinar presenters will include David Borchardt and Eugenia Gregorio of The Tower Companies, Stevie Freeman-Montes and Cindy Dolezel from the City of Beaverton, Oregon, and Daniel Engebretson of Best Buy.

Register to attend the webinar.

February 13: Live Webinar to Solicit Input on Solar Forecasting Metrics

Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s SunShot Initiative

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Solar Forecasting Metrics” on Thursday, February 13, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. During this webinar, the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and IBM will describe and solicit input on preliminary statistical and economic solar forecasting metrics and on proposed processes to determine baselines and target values for the metrics. The information gathered from this webinar will enable DOE, NOAA, NCAR, and IBM to develop a stakeholder-vetted set of metrics that is expected to serve as a reference document for the solar forecasting industry and users.

Register to attend the webinar.

Past Webinars

January 23: Instrumentation for Monitoring Marine Renewable Energy Devices

Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s Water Power Program

The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled “Instrumentation for Monitoring Marine Renewable Energy Devices” on Thursday, January 23. This webinar highlights themes that arose during a related workshop, including discussions on monitoring near-field interactions between marine mammals and marine renewable energy converters, characterizing the distribution and habitat use of marine animals in the vicinity of the converters, and measuring sound produced by marine renewable energy converters.

View the past webinar.

January 14: 2014 Hydrogen Student Design Contest

Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office

The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled “2014 Hydrogen Student Design Contest” on Tuesday, January 14. This webinar presents the winning entries of the 2013 Hydrogen Student Design Contest from the University of Kyushu and University of Birmingham. For the 2013 competition, teams were challenged to develop hydrogen fueling infrastructure plans for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions for the 2013-2025 timeframe. The first place winner, University of Kyushu's design, focused on developing fueling clusters in urban areas, which could then be expanded into suburban areas and along highways to facilitate cross-state travel. The University of Birmingham placed second with its proposed "hydrogen highway" system that connects Boston to Washington, D.C., before connecting most areas in the northeastern United States. The theme for the 2014 contest—designing a drop-in fueling station—is also discussed.

View the past webinar.

January 7: SunShot Virtual Showcase

Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s SunShot Initiative

The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled "SunShot Incubator Virtual Showcase" on Tuesday, January 7. The SunShot Incubator program provides early-stage assistance to help startup companies cross technological barriers to commercialization while encouraging private sector investment.  Since 2007, $104 million in government funds has leveraged more than $1.8 billion in venture capital and private equity investment, demonstrating a ratio of nearly $18 in subsequent private sector support for every $1 of federal support. This webinar provides an opportunity to learn about the SunShot Incubator projects in quick 1-minute presentations by each company. In addition to learning about the projects, greater insight into the Incubator Awardees' products and future development needs is also covered.

View the past webinar; click on the video in the middle of the page.