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We post these past events regarding renewable energy generation, renewable energy certificates, and green power as a courtesy to our web site visitors. Unless otherwise noted, the following events and accompanying presentations are neither supported nor endorsed by the U.S. Department of Energy, Green Power Network.

Date and Location

Event

February 25, 2014

Webinar - Incorporating Solar in Green Power Offers from Coast to Coast

The webinar discussed how utility green pricing programs and other voluntary green power offers have incorporated solar into their product mix. Leslie Brown discussed how Silicon Valley Power in CA, has developed a product with 20% solar from CA. Jay Carlis shared how Community Energy has been engaged with developing solar, buying and selling solar renewable energy certificates, and supplying solar to voluntary program.

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August 20, 2013

Webinar - Including Solar Resources in Green Pricing Programs: Lessons from Leading Programs

This webinar explored green pricing programs. Utility product managers Wade Hughes from Sacramento Municipal Utility District and Jennifer Lynn Wright from Tennessee Valley Authority spoke about the rational for modifying the product mix, the process for including more solar, and challenges they faced. SMUD and TVA were recently recognized as the top two programs incorporating solar into their green power supply, using 14.5% and 5.9% solar in 2012, respectively.

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March 21, 2013

Webinar - Corporate Perspectives on Investing in Renewable Energy

This webinar highlighted the recent report by Calvert Investments, Ceres and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), "Power Forward: Why the World's Largest Companies are Investing in Renewable Energy." The report found that a majority of Fortune 100 companies have set a renewable energy commitment, a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction commitment or both. Google and General Motors presented their perspectives on renewable energy investments.

Speakers included:
  • Bryn Baker (WWF), Anne Kelly (Ceres) and Ellen Kennedy (Calvert) on the Power Forward report (PowerPoint 1.3 MB)
  • Rick Needham, Director, Energy & Sustainability, Google (PDF 4.6 MB)
  • Rob Threlkeld, Manager of Renewable Energy, General Motors (PowerPoint 7.6 MB)
December 18, 2012    

Webinar - Innovations in Voluntary Renewable Energy Procurement

New purchasing methods have been created by utilities, local governments, businesses, and others to expand access, lower the cost, and simplify the process of procuring voluntary renewables. This webinar explored innovative options for voluntarily procuring renewable energy generation or systems including Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), crowdfunded solar, and reverse auctions.

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September 27, 2012

Webinar - Best Practices in the Design of Utility Solar Programs

This webinar brought together representatives from industry, utilities, and regulatory authorities to share insights into the lessons learned from designing and implementing solar energy incentive programs. Specifically, the discussion featured topics ranging from responding to changing solar costs, implementing consumer protection measures, incentivizing optimal system performance, emerging third-party ownership models, and stimulating various market segments.

Speakers included:
  • James Loewen (California Public Utilities Commission — California Solar Initiative) (PDF 346 KB)
  • Eran Mahrer (Solar Electric Power Association — formerly of Arizona Public Service Co.) (PDF 444 KB)
  • Karl Rabago (Rabago Energy — formerly of Austin Energy) (PDF 277 KB)
  • Frank Mace and Dana Levy (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority [NYSERDA]) (PDF 388 KB)
April 26, 2012

Webinar - Made with Renewable Energy: How and Why Companies are Labeling Consumer Products

This webinar discussed the experience of companies that communicate to consumers that their products are 'made with renewable energy.' The webinar highlighted the findings of NREL's recent report, Made with Renewable Energy: How and Why Companies are Labeling Consumer Products, which gathered insights from 20 companies.

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March 30, 2012

Webinar - California REC Market Update

This webinar presented current updates regarding the California REC market. Participants will learn how California's 33% Renewable Portfolio Standard treats renewable energy certificates (RECs). The webinar highlighted implementation of the 33% RPS from the perspectives of state government, REC marketers, and utilities. The webinar also explained the function of the voluntary renewable energy reserve account established under California's Cap and Trade Program.

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January 18, 2012

Webinar - SREC Markets: Status and Trends

This webinar reviewed the status and trends in SREC markets, building off of the recent NREL paper, Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC) Markets: Status and Trends (PDF 1.2 MB).

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