You can find the complete webcast schedule for this month below. Webcast details may change over the month, so please check the Solution Center webcasts page for the most up-to-date information. You can also find presentations from past Technical Assistance Program webcasts on the Solution Center webcasts page. The TAP Blog is also a good place to find information on webcasts, including a description of each webcast, as well as sign-up information.
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ESPC: Investment-Grade Audit
Host: ICF International
Time: 1:30 3:00 EDT
Date: July 21, 2011
Description: This webcast describes the Investment Grade Audit (IGA) process, including the sequence of steps in an IGA, what to expect from ESCOs, and other project details. The presenter, Irina Bulkley-Hopkins, will outline and explain the details and differences in the definition of the IGA as compared to other energy audits commonly used in the field. This includes emphasis on the goals of what an IGA must accomplish, along with the questions that the facility owner must ask and the information that must be gathered before the IGA is conducted by an ESCO. Topics covered will include sources of information and data that need to be investigated before and during the IGA; components of and expectations from a high quality IGA (baseline, typical ECMs and how to select them, calculations of energy savings, etc.); what should be included in the IGA, and how to prevent potential shortcomings to watch for. Presenters will provide a sample list of issues that are traditionally not covered by an IGA and suggest the measures that help mitigate those issues.
Registration Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/396202657
Furthering Your Local Governments’ Energy Efficiency Goals: Part 1 — Getting Support From Local Leaders
Host: ICF International and the National Association of State Energy Officials
Time: 2:00–3:30 EDT
Date: July 26, 2011
Description: This webcast will focus on useful and cost-effective strategies to engage local leaders in energy efficiency efforts. Chuck Clinton from NASEO and several grantee speakers will discuss these strategies, including developing a productive approach to addressing a county board or city council; demonstrating the impact of projects for job creation; measuring project cost savings and positive cash flow; highlighting green government benefits; and focusing on overall economic recovery and operational improvement. The webinar will provide examples of grantees that have successfully engaged local leaders and information on accessing additional support through nationwide stakeholder groups.
Registration Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/370794496
Exploring Power-Purchase Agreements — The Basics Part 1
Host: Center for Climate Strategies
Time: 1:00–2:30 EDT
Date: July 27, 2011
Description: The first part of this webcast series will provide an introduction to power-purchase agreements (PPAs) as a way to leverage private capital to install large-scale solar energy. During the presentation, Darin Lowder, from Ballard Sphar, will discuss the resources required (personnel and funds), limitations to implementation, and benefits to the municipal PPA model. The webcast will feature two EECBG grantees that have implemented different sized PPAs and are saving energy and money on municipal energy generation.
Registration Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/313910768
Part 1: Introduction to using Community-Wide Behavior Change Programs to Increase Energy Efficiency
Host: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Time: 3:00–4:15 EDT
Date: July 28, 2011
Description: Part 1 for 2. This webcast will discuss the impact and implementation of various programs that attempt to influence behavior change throughout the community by providing the end-user with information about their energy use. Karen Ehrhardt-Martinez (Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute) will present her team’s findings on feedback programs across the country, including:
- Types of feedback programs
- Potential impacts on total energy use by program type
- Contextual factors to consider when developing a feedback program
- Recommendations on developing an effective feedback program
Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) will delve into the details of their pilot feedback program in which they provide 40,000 residential customers with custom reports of their energy use. The reports are designed to help customers understand what actions they can take to reduce their energy use and the amount of annual savings that they could expect if they take the identified actions.
Registration Link: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/510833606