Webinars

WINDExchange hosts a series of webinars on current wind energy issues. Audiovisual files and text versions of each webinar are available.

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Clean Energy States Alliance Webinar: Massachusetts' Municipal Utility Energy Storage Projects: Examples from Sterling, Templeton, and Wakefield

June 25, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Eastern | Add to calendar

Join the Clean Energy States Alliance for a free webinar with three Massachusetts municipal utilities that are using energy storage to reduce costs and provide other benefits to their customers. Representatives of the Sterling Municipal Light Department, the Templeton Municipal Light & Water Department, and the Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department will discuss their energy storage systems, explain their financial and other benefits, and offer lessons learned from designing and dispatching the battery systems.

Sterling recently announced $1 million in savings due to the use of their two batteries to control capacity and transmission costs. Templeton and Wakefield will each describe their new storage systems, their impetus for installing batteries, and early lessons learned from the design and construction process.

Panelists:

  • Sean Hamilton, General Manager, Sterling Municipal Light Department
  • John Driscoll, General Manager, Templeton Municipal Light & Water Department
  • Dave Polson, Engineering & Operations Manager, Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department
  • Imre Gyuk, Director of Energy Storage Research, U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
  • Todd Olinsky-Paul, Project Director, Clean Energy States Alliance (moderator)
  • Val Stori, Project Director, Clean Energy States Alliance (moderator)

This webinar is a presentation of the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP). ESTAP is a federal-state funding and information-sharing project that aims to accelerate the deployment of electrical energy storage technologies in the United States. ESTAP is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity, managed by Sandia National Laboratories, and administered by the Clean Energy States Alliance. Learn more.

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2019 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: Jobs and Economic Development from Tribal Energy Projects

June 26, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Eastern | Add to calendar

Among the benefits of energy project development to tribal communities are the jobs and economic development that come with local investment. This webinar will share tools and methods tribes can use to estimate the jobs and broader economic benefits of energy projects. The webinar will also feature case studies from tribes that have successfully created jobs and economic development through energy development.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Indian Energy will offer a series of tribal energy webinars in 2019. The series is intended for tribal leaders, tribal staff, and others interested in energy development in Indian Country and includes eight webinars, all offered at no cost and scheduled on the last Wednesday of each month through October, with one additional webinar in mid-December.

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2019 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: Energy Considerations When Designing and Constructing New Tribal Buildings

July 31, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Eastern | Add to calendar

The most cost-effective time to reduce a building’s energy consumption is during the design phase. At this stage, energy-saving features can be integrated into the design in ways that are much more economical than a post-construction retrofit/remodel. This webinar will discuss opportunities to reduce the thermal and electrical energy cost of operating a building, from passive solar design and energy efficient technologies to building materials and various types of certifications and building codes. Case studies will highlight successes and lessons learned from tribes that have recently built new commercial and residential buildings.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Indian Energy will offer a series of tribal energy webinars in 2019. The series is intended for tribal leaders, tribal staff, and others interested in energy development in Indian Country and includes eight webinars, all offered at no cost and scheduled on the last Wednesday of each month through October, with one additional webinar in mid-December.

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2019 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: Unique Aspects of Energy Development on Tribal Lands: Land Leases, Service Line, and Right-of-Way Agreements on Tribal Lands

Aug. 28, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Eastern | Add to calendar

Land lease, service line, and right-of-way agreements are key to developing energy projects on tribal lands. This webinar will explore some of the nuances of these agreements with the goal of giving attendees greater understanding of not only their importance in the development process but also how they work—including how right-of-way agreements can serve as valuable tools for tribes looking to leverage their land ownership for regional influence and/or financial benefit.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Indian Energy will offer a series of tribal energy webinars in 2019. The series is intended for tribal leaders, tribal staff, and others interested in energy development in Indian Country and includes eight webinars, all offered at no cost and scheduled on the last Wednesday of each month through October, with one additional webinar in mid-December.

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2019 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: Tribal Energy Business Case Studies and Success Factors

Sept. 25, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Eastern | Add to calendar

Case studies can be informative and inspirational. This webinar will delve into the details of successful tribal energy development structures and examine how those business structures impacted project financing and development. Presenters will identify key decisions and approaches that contributed to their success.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Indian Energy will offer a series of tribal energy webinars in 2019. The series is intended for tribal leaders, tribal staff, and others interested in energy development in Indian Country and includes eight webinars, all offered at no cost and scheduled on the last Wednesday of each month through October, with one additional webinar in mid-December.

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2019 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: U.S. DOE Programs, Resources, and Opportunities for Tribal Energy Support

Oct. 30, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Eastern | Add to calendar

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has many offices and functions. Beyond the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, what other DOE offices, programs, resources, and opportunities may be helpful for tribes? This webinar will provide attendees with an introduction to DOE offices and programs that may not be known or well understood by tribes. Join us to learn about additional resources that may be of value to tribal communities seeking to develop their energy resources.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Indian Energy will offer a series of tribal energy webinars in 2019. The series is intended for tribal leaders, tribal staff, and others interested in energy development in Indian Country and includes eight webinars, all offered at no cost and scheduled on the last Wednesday of each month through October, with one additional webinar in mid-December.

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2019 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: Tribal Microgrids, Energy Storage, and Resilience

Dec. 11, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Eastern | Add to calendar

In recent years, tribes have shown increased interest in microgrids. Among the reasons for this interest is the potential for microgrids to help tribal communities improve resilience, use local energy resources, and control energy costs. However, the potential benefits of microgrids are highly dependent on the variables of each specific situation. This webinar will provide attendees with information that can assist tribal governments and project leaders in identifying microgrid opportunities suited to their unique situations. Attendees will also learn the reasons other tribes have embarked on developing microgrids.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Indian Energy will offer a series of tribal energy webinars in 2019. The series is intended for tribal leaders, tribal staff, and others interested in energy development in Indian Country and includes eight webinars, all offered at no cost and scheduled on the last Wednesday of each month through October, with one additional webinar in mid-December.

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Past

Webinars from the past 2 years are listed below. For previous webinars, contact us.

Bats and Wind Energy Cooperative Webinar: Research Priorities to Address Bats and Wind Energy Issues

April 12, 2019

For the last 15 years, the Bats and Wind Energy Cooperative (BWEC) has been developing tools and science-based solutions to reduce bat fatalities at wind turbines. At the most recent BWEC All Committee Science Meeting, representative stakeholders developed a list of research priorities for 2019 to 2021. This webinar provided a summary of the issues related to bats and wind energy, a brief history of the BWEC, and its current strategy to address bats and wind energy issues. A presentation and webinar recording are available.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Webinar Series: Understanding Wind Project Neighbors through a National Survey of Attitudes: Comparing Strongly Annoyed Individuals with Symptoms near U.S. Turbines to Those in Surveyed European Communities

March 13, 2018

Achieving continued increasing wind energy deployment levels will require coordination and cooperation with the communities and community members in which the wind power projects will be located, including local authorities, citizens, landowners, businesses, and non-governmental organizations. In 2015, DOE funded Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to lead a 4-year project collecting data from individuals living near U.S. wind power projects. The aim was to widen the understanding of how U.S. communities are reacting to the deployment of wind turbines and to provide insights to those communities considering wind projects.

To share the results of their analysis, the Lawrence Berkeley researchers will host a four-part webinar series, Understanding Wind Project Neighbors through a National Survey of Attitudes, every other Tuesday starting January 30 at 1 p.m. ET. This fourth webinar will focus on an investigation of individuals who are “strongly” annoyed (i.e., annoyed with symptoms) and will compare results between this U.S. study and other studies in Europe to examine differences and correlates.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Webinar Series: Understanding Wind Project Neighbors through a National Survey of Attitudes: Predicting Audibility of and Annoyance to Wind Power Project Sounds Using Modeled Sound

Feb. 27, 2018

Achieving continued increasing wind energy deployment levels will require coordination and cooperation with the communities and community members in which the wind power projects will be located, including local authorities, citizens, landowners, businesses, and non-governmental organizations. In 2015, DOE funded Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to lead a 4-year project collecting data from individuals living near U.S. wind power projects. The aim was to widen the understanding of how U.S. communities are reacting to the deployment of wind turbines and to provide insights to those communities considering wind projects.

To share the results of their analysis, the Lawrence Berkeley researchers will host a four-part webinar series, Understanding Wind Project Neighbors through a National Survey of Attitudes, every other Tuesday starting January 30 at 1 p.m. ET. This third webinar will focus on an investigation of various predictors of reported ability to hear turbines and stated sound annoyance, including modeled project sound levels, local background sound levels, objective measures of people and place, and self-reported subjective descriptors.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Webinar Series: Understanding Wind Project Neighbors through a National Survey of Attitudes: Wind Power Project Planning Process Fairness and Attitudes

Feb. 13, 2018

Achieving continued increasing wind energy deployment levels will require coordination and cooperation with the communities and community members in which the wind power projects will be located, including local authorities, citizens, landowners, businesses, and non-governmental organizations. In 2015, DOE funded Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to lead a 4-year project collecting data from individuals living near U.S. wind power projects. The aim was to widen the understanding of how U.S. communities are reacting to the deployment of wind turbines and to provide insights to those communities considering wind projects.

To share the results of their analysis, the Lawrence Berkeley researchers hosted a four-part webinar series, Understanding Wind Project Neighbors through a National Survey of Attitudes, starting January 30, 2018. This second webinar focused on an investigation of various predictors of stated planning process fairness and relative influences of planning process fairness on attitudes.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Webinar Series: Understanding Wind Project Neighbors through a National Survey of Attitudes: Overall Analysis of Attitudes of 1,700 Wind Power Project Neighbors

Jan. 30, 2018

Achieving continued increasing wind energy deployment levels will require coordination and cooperation with the communities and community members in which the wind power projects will be located, including local authorities, citizens, landowners, businesses, and non-governmental organizations. In 2015, DOE funded Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to lead a 4-year project collecting data from individuals living near U.S. wind power projects. The aim was to widen the understanding of how U.S. communities are reacting to the deployment of wind turbines and to provide insights to those communities considering wind projects.

To share the results of their analysis, the Lawrence Berkeley researchers hosted a four-part webinar series, Understanding Wind Project Neighbors through a National Survey of Attitudes, starting January 30, 2018. This first webinar focused on results from an investigation of relative influences of correlates of attitudes across all 1,704 respondents, with focus on pre- vs. post-construction differences.