DEED: How to Get the Most out of Your Membership

July 24, 2014

2 – 3 p.m. EST

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All you need to attend is a phone and a computer with Internet access!

Webinar Description:
APPA’s Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments (DEED) is public power’s national research program. DEED is dedicated to improving the operation and services of public power utilities by supporting and demonstrating its members’ innovative activities through research, funding, and education. DEED was begun in 1980 to pool members’ resources to help support and share knowledge about new energy-related developments relevant to public power. Research and demonstration continue to be one of the most effective ways to invest in our public power utilities. By pooling resources to fund innovative projects the DEED program magnifies public power’s impact on the future technologies and best practices of the electric industry.

This webinar will provide an overview of DEED and show current members how to take full advantage of the Program’s benefits which include: funding up to $125,000 for innovative utility projects; funding to host student interns; complimentary and discounted products and resources; access to the results of practical research and demonstration projects your staff can put to use; and points towards RP3 designation. Three perspectives on the DEED program will be featured. The DEED Program Director, the Chairman of the DEED Board and a grantee will each provide their own unique angle on how to get the most value from the program. Prospective DEED members are also encouraged to attend.

Michele Suddleson, DEED Program Director for APPA will provide an overview of the DEED program, review DEED membership benefits, and offer guidance on how utility staff can best take advantage of those benefits.

Philip Lim, Manager, Electric Substation Engineering and Operations, Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division and DEED Board Chair, will provide a behind-the-scenes view of how the board reviews and evaluates DEED grant applications and student projects. He will provide tips on the types of projects that really interest the board and pitfalls to avoid when writing your grant application.

Anne Kimber, Director of Energy Services, Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities, has been a DEED grantee several times. She will discuss the grant process from the grantee’s perspective, provide tips on how she handled administration of the grants, and share how IAMU has utilized the DEED program. 

How to Participate:
This webinar will be offered at no charge to DEED program members, $89 for APPA members and $179 for non-members.  To find out if you are a DEED member, click here.

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