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EECBG & SEP Northwest Regional Peer Exchange Meeting

Department of Energy Technical Assistance Program (TAP)

Monday, March 7, 2011 at 11:30 AM - Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM (PST)

Portland, United States

EECBG & SEP Northwest Regional Peer Exchange Meeting

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Note:  Please register by February 28th to ensure that we have enough refreshments for everyone! Anyone registering after this date may not be inlcuded in the participant contact list.

 

EECBG & SEP Northwest Regional Peer Exchange Meeting.

 

At this meeting we look forward to providing you with:

 

  • Discussions on EECBG & SEP best practices, featuring your peers;
  • A forum to begin thinking and planning for the period beyond ARRA, by creating self-sustaining programs and filling funding gaps;
  • Access to DOE and technical subject matter experts; and
  • Networking opportunities with your fellow grantees.

You can:

 

  • Share your experiences with other EECBG & SEP grantees implementing similar projects – What has worked well?  What have the challenges been?  How did you overcome them?
  • Make lasting connections with other energy practitioners in your region, to continue to share your knowledge and collaborate on future projects and programs.
  • Return to your office with renewed energy and insight.

 

All EECBG and SEP grantees and sub-recipients in AK, GU, ID, HI, MT, ND, NE, NMI, OR, SD, WA and WY, as well as their project partners are invited. 

If you have any questions about the event, please contact your local Regional Coordinator for Technical Assistance -- Katy Newhouse (503) 525-6185 / knewhouse@icfi.com (AK, GU, HI, ID, MNI, OR, WA) or Zach Abrams (206) 922-3384 / zabrams@icfi.com (MT, ND, NE, SD, WY).

Note: Agenda is subject to change.

DOE EECBG Northwest Regional Peer-to-Peer Meeting

Portland, OR

Northwest Natural Gas Headquarters

 

March 7, 2011

11:30 to 1:00 pm -- Registration / TAP and DOE staff available for grant-related Q&A

12:00 to 1:00 pm -- Grantee Poster Presentations / Networking by Topic of Interest or Experience

1:00 to 1:30 pm -- Welcome from DOE and the Technical Assistance Program (TAP) / Meeting Logistics

1:35 to 2:20 pm -- Grantee Small Group Discussions -- “Sharing Solutions that Work"

2:25 to 3:40pm -- Panel Session A: NW Initiatives for Financing Energy Projects: ARRA & Post ARRA

2:25 to 3:40pm -- Panel Session B: Strategic Alliances: Community Energy Planning and Partnering with Utilities

3:40 to 4:25 pm -- Refreshments / Technical Networking Break

4:30 to 5:45 pm -- Panel Session A: NW Initiatives for Financing Energy Projects: ARRA & Post ARRA

4:30 to 5:45 pm -- Panel Session B: Strategic Alliances: Community Energy Planning and Partnering with Utilities

5:50 to 6:00 pm -- Wrap-up / Overview for Tomorrow

March 8, 2011

8:00 to 8:30 am -- Morning Refreshments / Networking

8:30 to 8:40 am -- Morning Welcome and Plan for the Day

8:45 to 10:00 am -- Panel Session C: “Lead by Example” in Public Building Best Practices: ESPCs, Benchmarking with Portfolio Manager and Energy Managers

8:45 to 10:00 am -- Panel Session D: Off Budget Programs: Rate-payer funded activities, fee for service, public benefits charge, public private partnerships and carbon-offsets

10:00 to 10:45 am -- Technical Networking Break

10:50 to 12:05 pm -- Panel Session C: “Lead by Example” in Public Building Best Practices: ESPCs, Benchmarking with Portfolio Manager and Energy Managers

10:50 to 12:05 pm -- Panel Session D: Off Budget Programs: Rate-payer funded activities, fee for service, public benefits charge, public private partnerships and carbon-offsets

12:05 to 12:50 pm -- Lunch / Grantee Small Group Discussions -- “Planning for Sustainable Success”

12:50 to 1:00 pm -- Closing and Participant Evaluations

1:00 to 2:00 pm -- “Office Hours” with TAP and DOE Experts

 

 

Have questions about EECBG & SEP Northwest Regional Peer Exchange Meeting? Contact Department of Energy Technical Assistance Program (TAP)

When & Where


222 NW Second Ave
4th Floor conference room
Portland, 97209

Monday, March 7, 2011 at 11:30 AM - Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM (PST)


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Department of Energy Technical Assistance Program (TAP)

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP) supports the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG) and the State Energy Program (SEP) by providing state, local, and tribal officials the tools and resources needed to implement successful and sustainable clean energy programs.
Through TAP, DOE has launched a $25 millon effort to assist EECBG and SEP Recovery Act recipients. This effort, which is jointly-funded with EECBG and SEP Recovery Act dollars, is aimed at accelerating payments, improving 
project and program performance, and increasing the return on Recovery Act investments.
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www.wip.energy.gov/solutioncenter
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Friday, February 18, 2011 - 12:48 PM

Hotel Information:

Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center
550 SW Oak Street, Portland, OR 97204
1-800-321-2211
$113 a night, plus tax (5 min walk to the meeting)

Red Lion Convention Center
1021 NE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97232
503-235-2100 or 800-343-1822
$79 a night, plus tax (MAX ride to the meeting)

There is a block of rooms reserved through February 28, 2011; therefore please reference DOE TAP Peer Exchange Meeting when making a reservation.

Additional hotels downtown to consider:

The Nines
525 SW Morrison, Portland, OR
(503) 222-9996 ‎ (13 minute walk to the meeting)

The Hilton Portland
921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR
(503) 226-1611 ‎ (15 minute walk to the meeting)

Note:  The government rate cannot be guaranteed at either hotel, please call soon to check availability.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 11:15 AM

Using DOE Grant Funds to Cover Meeting Travel Costs

Grantees may utilize EECBG grant funds for travel without requiring a modification, so long as they have not reached the 10% ceiling on administration funds, even if travel was not budgeted for in previous budgets. Please contact your project officer with any questions. If you don't already have travel costs budgeted for; you will need to notify your DOE Project Officer where you are moving the funds from to account for travel spent under the award.

Friday, January 7, 2011 - 11:08 AM

Directions:

From MAX line (The Red line is available from PDX Airport): Take the Red or Blue line to Old Town/China Town MAX Station, walk one block west to 2nd Ave. Or take the Green or Yellow line to NW 5th & Couch St MAX Station, walk 3 blocks east on Couch St. and 1.5 blocks north on 2nd Ave.

From AMTRACK Station:  Walk west two blocks on NW Couch St, and north 1.5 blocks on NW 2nd Ave.

Driving: Parking is available for $7/day at Smart Park, located at 33 Northwest Davis Street, Portland, OR 97209-4040, (503) 823-2898, portlandonline.com.  From I-405 (from either direction), take exit 2B for Everett St.  Drive east on Everett St. towards the river.  Make a right on NW Naito Parkway, and then an immediate right onto NW Davis Street for the Parking lot entrance.  I-405 is accessible off I-5.

 

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