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EECBG & SEP Southwest Regional Peer Exchange Meeting

Department of Energy Technical Assistance Program (TAP)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (PST)

Los Angeles, CA

EECBG & SEP Southwest Regional Peer Exchange Meeting

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EECBG & SEP Southwest 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.

At these meetings 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.

Who's invited? All EECBG and SEP grantees and subrecipients in AS, AZ, CA, HI, NM, NV, and UT, as well as their project partners. 

Meeting Contact: If you have any questions about registering for this event, please contact the Southwest local Regional Coordinator for tehcnical assistance -- Aaron Burdick (818) 325-3158 /


Note: Agenda is subject to change.


  EECBG & SEP Southwest Regional Peer Exchange Meeting Agenda

January 19, 2011

8:00am - 5:30pm

Los Angeles, CA 


8:00 to 8:30        Registration and Continental Breakfast


8:30 to 8:45        Welcome from DOE and the Technical Assistance Program


8:45 to 9:00         Review of Agenda – Goals and Objectives for the Day


9:00 to 9:15         Review of Grantee Self-Assessments


9:15 to 10:15       PANEL 1: Leading by Example in Public Buildings: ESPCs, QECBs, & Benchmarking


10:15 to 10:45     Break / Networking


10:45 to 11:45      PANEL 2: Building Efficiency beyond the Public Sector: Driving Demand for Retrofits

11:45 to 12:45        Lunch


12:45 to 1:45         BREAKOUT SESSION 1

                                   1.        Leveraging Funding with Financing Mechanisms

                                   2.        Workforce Development

                                   3.        Renewable Energy


1:45 to 2:15         Best Practices “Brag Session”


2:15 to 2:45         Break / Networking / Coffee and Snacks


2:45 to 3:45         BREAKOUT SESSION 2

                                  1.        Partnering with Utilities

                                  2.        Climate Action Planning

                                  3.        Sustainable Transportation


3:45 to 4:30     Next Steps / Open Discussion / Wrap-up


4:30 to 5:30     Office Hours with Project Officers




Sheraton Universal Hotel (hosting hotel for NACo Conference, Jan 20-21st)

Los Angeles Marriot Downtown

Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles

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

When & Where

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP)
John Ferraro Building
111 North Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 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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