The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Tribal Energy Program, and the Western Area Power Administration (Western) will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar, Renewable and Energy Efficiency Market Update, January 29, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time.
Technical experts from DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will explore the latest developments in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. In addition to learning about the unique characteristics of biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind, and energy efficiency technologies, attendees will gain insight into how the various technologies are competing in the marketplace and how Tribes can use them separately and in combination to the greatest benefit of their communities.
The lineup of NREL presenters includes:
- Kristen Ardani – Solar
- Robi Robichaud – Wind and Small Hydro
- Randy Hunsberger – Biomass
- Kermit Witherbee – Geothermal
- Amy Hollander – Energy Efficiency
“Helping Tribes understand the array of technologies and market opportunities they have to choose from fosters a strategic approach to community energy planning,” said Office of Indian Energy Deputy Director Pilar Thomas. “With access to accurate, unbiased information, they can weigh all the available options and focus on those that best support their goals for self-sufficiency and self-determination while also helping to cut harmful carbon emissions and slow the effects of climate change so they leave a cleaner, healthier, more stable environment for future generations.”
Attendees will have an opportunity to ask the presenters questions during a brief Q&A session at the end of the webinar.
There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.