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Regional Transmission Planning Webinar

May 29, 2013 3:00PM MDT


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Tribal Energy Program, and Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) are pleased to continue their sponsorship of the Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series.

As part of a process to develop interconnection-based transmission plans for the Eastern and Western Interconnections and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the eight U.S. regional reliability organizations are expanding existing regional transmission planning activities and broadening stakeholder involvement. Hear about the status of the organizations’ plans and evaluations of long-term regional transmission needs. Speakers from WAPA’s Rocky Mountain Region, Upper Great Plains Region, and WestConnect will provide an overview of various interconnection-based regional transmission planning efforts.

The webinar will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time.

Why You Should Attend
Find ways to promote tribal energy sufficiency and foster economic development and employment on tribal lands using renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

Who Should Attend
Tribal leaders and staff who are interested in developing commercial-scale projects, responding to utility offered requests for proposals, and/or are interested in learning more about the competitive power market.

How to Register
There is no charge to participate, but registration is required.

Read-Ahead Materials
Prior to this webinar, get a basic overview of how the electricity grid works by watching a free DOE Office of Indian Energy on-demand webinar on: Electricity Grid Basics. The webinar is available on the National Training & Education Resource (NTER) website. You will be asked to create an account to access the webinar.