The U.S. Department of Energy Technical Assistance Program (TAP) sponsors the following webinars for state, local, and Indian tribal government officials to improve their clean energy programs. You can also visit the events calendar, which includes webinars and conferences hosted by other agencies and the TAP Webinar Archive to view material from past TAP webinars.
TAP Webinar: Tools for Designing and Implementing Better Clean Energy Finance Programs
Thursday, November 21, 2013; 3:30-4:45 p.m. EST
Rather than selecting from two or three fixed models, a successful clean energy finance program will require a sponsor to make a number of design decisions, based on resources available and the needs of the community served. This webinar will outline these key areas for consideration — including potential program sponsors, institutional structure, and potential sources of program revenue — and examples of how organizations across the country have blended design decisions into successful programs. Register now.
TAP Webinar: Combined Heat and Power: Expanding CHP in Your State
Wednesday, December 4, 2013; 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST
This webinar will discuss Combined Heat and Power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, which refers to the simultaneous production of electricity and heat with distributed power-generation systems. Participants of this webinar will hear:
- An overview of CHP technology and deployment, including benefits of CHP, the state of the U.S. market, and things to consider when implementing CHP.
- A state example from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) of how implementation of CHP projects can be accelerated through programmatic implementation strategies.
- Best practices for CHP development from the National Governors Association policy academy.
Speakers include Patti Garland of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Dr. Dana Levy of NYSERDA, and Tom Bourgeois of the Northeast Clean Heat and Power Initiative (NECHPI). Register now.
TAP Webinar: Show Me the Money! Raising Investment Funds for Clean Energy Programs & Working with Financial Institutions
Thursday, December 5, 2013; 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST
Attracting funds to launch a clean energy program can be a challenge for any community leader, but for those without experience working with financial institutions it can be particularly difficult. This webinar will provide an introduction for small local governments, economic development authorities, and non-profit organizations that wish to seek financing from private institutions to launch clean energy programs. Different types of financing and lenders will be reviewed, including how they are likely to respond to the risks and opportunities associated with clean energy program funding. Then, a step-by-step process for approaching lenders will be reviewed, and additional resources for taking these steps will be highlighted. Register now.