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MREA Online Course: 2017 National Electrical Code Update for PV (PV 618.02)

Monday, March 5, 2018 to Sunday, March 18, 2018

This four-hour online course covers changes found in the 2017 National Electrical Code that affect PV system installations. Four new code articles will be discussed, as well as alternate methods for calculating voltage and current rating for larger PV installations. The course will also discuss changes to NEC language regarding PV system grounding and new requirements for Rapid Shutdown of PV systems on buildings. 

EUCI: Net Energy Metering (NEM) and Utility Solar Rates Summit

Thursday, March 1, 2018 to Friday, March 2, 2018

This NEM utility summit will explore common NEM rate structures and many alternatives under consideration. It will examine the array of options that utilities and regulatory commissions are looking to as a means for striking the necessary balance between promoting the advancement of solar policy and development, facilitating appropriate rate recovery, ensuring grid reliability and enabling consumer choice.

ENERGY STAR Webinar: Preparing for EPA's ENERGY STAR metric updates

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

In August 2018, EPA will update the models that power the 1-100 ENERGY STAR scores with new data, from the Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Join this interactive session to hear about EPA’s methodology and schedule for updating 1-100 ENERGY STAR scores, discuss considerations for building owners and managers, and learn what to expect when new metrics are released.

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EUCI Course: An Introduction to Electric Utility Systems

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 to Wednesday, February 28, 2018

This course provides a non-technical introduction to the fundamental concepts that form the basis for the design and operation of the integrated electric utility system.

MREA Online Course: Navigating the National Electrical Code

Monday, February 26, 2018 to Sunday, March 18, 2018

This six-hour online course introduces learners to the National Electrical Code (NEC). Designed for first-time users and beginning or non-electricians, this course explores the layout, format, and language of the Code. Participants will become familiar with the contents of the NEC by exploring Chapters, Articles, and Tables, and will learn how to effectively navigate the NEC. 

EUCI Course: Meteorology for Renewable Energy Systems

Monday, February 26, 2018 to Tuesday, February 27, 2018

This course will evaluate how meteorology fits in the big picture in the future of the utility system, discussing how and where it is important, and presenting a ‘soup to nuts' approach to studying, planning, and applying meteorology data for renewable project development and grid operations.

Clean Energy States Alliance Webinar: Solar+Storage for Public and Affordable Housing

Thursday, February 22, 2018

This webinar will provide an overview of the technology, value proposition, and financing options for projects that pair solar with battery storage (solar+storage) for public and affordable housing. Speakers will present about the value of combining solar+storage to multifamily properties, including how it can reduce demand and cut energy expenses. Other topics include financing for solar+storage projects for public and affordable housing and a case study on developing a solar+storage project for a net-zero energy affordable housing property.

ENERGY STAR Webinar: Portfolio Manager 301

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

With a good background on the basic functionality of EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® tool, learn about some advanced features including: using spreadsheet upload templates to update property data; setting goals and targets to plan energy improvements for properties; creating custom reports; and using the Sustainable Buildings Checklist.

ENERGY STAR Webinar: Energy Rules - Closing the Circle between Design & Operations

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

This session explores the growing conversation around ENERGY that’s tying architects and customers together in new ways. Learn how to quantify energy use during design to help owners meet their performance goals when operating the building. Learn how to bridge the gap between design energy and actual operational energy use. Hear how energy disclosure policies, plug loads, carbon reduction, energy modeling, risk perception, and measured performance are sparking meaningful conversations between architects and building owners/operators.

Clean Energy States Alliance Webinar: Financing Solar Projects for Public and Affordable Housing

Thursday, February 15, 2018

This webinar will discuss ownership and finance pathways for solar projects for public and affordable housing. Speakers will include models using low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC), tax equity investment, power purchase agreements and ownership flips, blocker corporations, and Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE).

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