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The U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will present Utility Green Tariff Programs, a new First Thursday Update webinar on May 4, 2017, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern time.

This First Thursday Update presents a new option for agencies to purchase renewable energy through their utility: green tariffs. Green tariffs allow large utility customers in traditionally regulated states to procure renewable power from their utility through a special tariff for energy from a specific renewable energy project, typically through a long-term contract. Instructors will explain how green tariffs are structured and what agencies need to consider when examining this purchasing option. The Update will also discuss emerging tariffs and how agencies can work with their utility to create new green tariff options.

Webinar attendees will learn to:

  • Define and assess utility green tariffs
  • Identify where utility green tariffs are currently available, and which programs to watch
  • Purchase renewable energy using utility green tariffs
  • Keep current with green tariff options.

The instructors for this First Thursday Update are Tracy Logan Niro, U.S. Department of Energy FEMP; Jenny Heeter, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; and Letha Tawney, World Resources Institute.

After completing a course evaluation, participants will receive a certificate of completion for this unaccredited webinar. Continuing education units are not available for First Thursday Updates.

FEMP First Thursday Updates are designed for federal energy and facility managers but are open to all individuals on the FEMP Training Catalog.

The 60-minute training is free of charge, but advanced registration is required to obtain an Internet URL for the presentation. Registration for the broadcast will close on May 3, 2017.

For more information, visit the FEMP Training page.