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Department of Energy Webinar Series

Join APPA in learning from DOE experts about how your utility can access free technical assistance through the Clean Energy to Communities (C2C) program, how you can work with your customers to promote energy efficiency and reduce their bills through the Home Efficiency Rebates Program, and how the Loan Program Office’s Title 17 Clean Energy Financing Program could support clean energy development and energy infrastructure reinvestment at your utility.

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Webinar Series Overview

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has several resources, including financial and technical assistance programs, that could help public power utilities tackle the challenges of providing reliable, affordable, and sustainable power to their communities. Join APPA in learning from DOE experts about how your utility can access free technical assistance through the Clean Energy to Communities (C2C) program, how you can work with your customers to promote energy efficiency and reduce their bills through the Home Efficiency Rebates Program, and how the Loan Program Office’s Title 17 Clean Energy Financing Program could support clean energy development and energy infrastructure reinvestment at your utility.

Registration is for all three webinars (each held from 2-3 p.m. Eastern):

  • Department of Energy Clean Energy to Communities (C2C) Technical Assistance Program: April 2
  • Department of Energy Home Efficiency Rebates Program: April 16
  • Department of Energy Loan Program Office Title 17 Clean Energy Financing: May 1
     

Individual Webinar Descriptions

Department of Energy Clean Energy to Communities (C2C) Technical Assistance Program

April 2, 2-3 p.m. ET

Hear from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory about the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Energy to Communities (C2C) program, designed to provide community entities, including public power utilities, with free expertise and tools and achieve their clean energy goals. Learn more about the three types of assistance provided by C2C including multi-year technical assistance to model, analyze, and validate clean energy solutions through In-Depth Partnerships; six-month Peer-Learning Cohorts on a variety of clean energy and electrification topics; and on-demand Expert Match services that connect utilities to National Lab experts for 40-60 hours of dedicated support related to any clean energy transition topic including renewable energy, resilience, energy efficiency, and transportation electrification.

Speakers—all with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

  • Sika Gadzanku, Energy Technology and Policy Researcher – Integrated Applications Center
  • Jennifer King, Research Engineer
  • Lauren Reichelt, Project Leader – Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences
  • Jenny Sumner, Group Manager, Modeling & Analysis

Department of Energy Home Efficiency Rebates Program

April 16, 2-3 p.m. ET

The DOE Home Efficiency Rebates Program will award grants to state energy offices to provide rebates to reduce the price of energy-saving retrofits in multi-family and single-family homes. This is an opportunity for public power utilities to engage with their customers, promote energy efficiency, and help save their customers money on retrofits.  Learn more about the Home Efficiency Rebates Program, including how your utility can best coordinate with your state energy office to provide energy savings data and how DOE can provide support for states and utilities to work together. 

Speaker: Danielle Walker, IRA Home Energy Rebates, Office of State and Community Energy Programs, U.S. Department of Energy

Department of Energy Loan Program Office Title 17 Clean Energy Financing

May 1, 2-3 p.m. ET

Hear from the DOE Loan Program Office about Title 17 Clean Energy Financing, which can support clean energy development and energy infrastructure reinvestment. Specifically, public power utilities may be interested in Title 17 for innovative energy projects that deploy technology that has yet to be widely commercialized, or projects that retool, repower, repurpose, or replace energy infrastructure that has ceased operations, or projects that allow operating energy infrastructure to avoid, reduce, utilize, or sequester air pollutants or greenhouse gas emissions.  LPO can support projects through direct loans from the U.S. Treasury or partial guarantees of debt.

Speakers: Alanya Schofield, Senior Consultant (Contractor), Loan Programs Office, U.S. Department of Energy and Chris Riley

Registration

Registration is free to APPA members utilities, JAAs, and State/Regional Associations. Register now or contact [email protected] with questions.

Technology Requirements

  • Zoom Webinar Application: You’ll need a strong Internet connection, in order to run the Zoom webinar platform. Visit Zoom.us/test to ensure you are able to join a meeting. 
  • Audio: We recommend using your computer mic/audio to listen to the webinar (alternatively a call-in number will be provided). 

Log In Credentials and Recording

  • Zoom Links: Zoom log in credentials will be sent out 24 hours before the start of the webinar and a reminder will go out one hour before the event.
  • Recording: This webinar will be recorded and will automatically be emailed to attendees within a week after the event.

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