Events

Rooftop Solar Workshops for Municipal Utilities

Utilities across the country are grappling with a changing energy landscape as new technologies, including rooftop solar, change the way customers interact with the grid. Utah Clean Energy is working with The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)®, a leading expert on the evolution of the power sector, to lead a series of workshops to help municipal utilities and local policymakers understand and address the growth of rooftop solar technologies. Workshops are open to all municipal power and local government representative and are free to attend.

Please RSVP for each workshop:

 

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Each workshop will begin with a presentation from RAP focused on a specific topic, including the grid impacts of distributed solar (April 13), solar valuation and cost/benefit analyses (May 11), and rate design alternatives to net metering (June 15). The remainder of the time will be available for questions and discussion. These targeted workshops will offer municipal utilities and local government officials in Utah an opportunity to exchange ideas, engage in group problem solving, and gather lessons learned from other states. Municipal representatives can expect to build upon their knowledge and toolset to evaluate net metering programs, consider alternative rate designs for rooftop solar, and create policies that are fair for all customers and designed to keep utility costs low in the long term.

ABOUT RAP:

The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)® is an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental organization dedicated to accelerating the transition to a clean, reliable, and efficient energy future.

We are former utility and environmental regulators, industry executives, system operators, and other policymakers and officials with extensive experience in the power sector.

RAP’s global team has first-hand knowledge of the constraints and challenges policymakers face. Building on peer-to-peer relationships, RAP helps energy and air quality regulators and NGOs navigate the complexities of power sector policy, regulation, and markets. Policymakers and other stakeholders depend on RAP staff for reliable and relevant information and assistance.

 

Workshop #1: Grid Impacts of Distributed Solar

Date & Time:             April 13, 1PM – 5PM

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Workshop #2: Solar Valuation and Cost/Benefit Analyses

Date & Time:            May 11, 1PM – 5PM

Location:                  Kaysville

RSVP Here

 

Workshop #3: Rate Design & Solar

Date & Time:            June (Date TBD), 1PM – 2:30PM

Location:                  Webinar

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Rocky Mountain Green 2017

Wednesday - Friday, April 26-28, 2017

2:00 PM - 6:30 PM / 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM / 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

1550 Court Place, Denver , CO 80202

Hosted by USGBC Colorado, the annual Rocky Mountain Green conference unites hundreds of industry leaders, experts and professionals to inspire, connect and advance sustainable building within the region. The 2017 conference, now in its 10th year, will take place April 26-28 in Denver.

Attendees can earn up to 11 GBCI CE Hours and 8 AIA Learning Units at the conference, which will feature an opening reception and keynote, offsite building tours, educational programming, breakout sessions, keynote speakers and exhibitor floor.

Click here to view the program agenda and pricing options, and to purchase tickets.

ZOOm Go Electric EV & E-bike Workshops

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Salt Lake City Public Libray, Anderson-Foothill Branch

1135 S 2100 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Join Utah Clean Energy and the Hogle Zoo for the ZOOm Go Electric Workshop series!  At the workshop, you will learn more about the air quality benefits, fuel and maintenance cost savings, program discounts, federal EV tax credit, and how you can get started in the program. You will also have a chance to hear from EV owners about their experience driving an EV. The participating EV dealerships and E-bike shops will also be there with some of their EVs and E-bikes on display. Presentation to be followed by Q&A. 

RSVP here to reserve your spot at this highly informative, FREE workshop.

Red Butte Gardens Arbor Day Celebration

Friday, April 28, 2017

9:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Red Butte Garden

The University of Utah, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

There's no better place than Red Butte Garden to celebrate Arbor Day!  As Utah's very own arboretum, we can't wait to share the wonderful world of trees.  Due to the generous support of Rocky Mountain Power, join us for a fun day of activities and leave with a FREE tree to take home (while supplies last).

Thanks to funding in part by Salt lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks Program (ZAP), Arbor day is a ZAP FREE day!  Everyone enjoys FREE Garden admission.

For more information about the event and to view a complete schedule of events, click here.

Unmask My City: Salt Lake City Launch

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Impact Hub

150 S. State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103

How do we effectively talk about the health risks of climate change & air quality?

Join us for music and food, walk through our gallery of pictures, listen to great speakers and join a lively discussion! We unite with organizations in Chennai, Warsaw, London and other cities around the globe to launch Unmask My City. This campaign by health professionals is for safe, clean air in our cities, and supports solutions and tangible policy changes to drive a clear, downward global trend in urban air pollution and related greenhouse gases by 2030.

All are welcome, especially health professionals. We also invite you to ride with friends/colleagues and meet at the Impact Hub at 6:15 for a group photo wearing air filtration masks. If your group is interested in this media event, email . 
The SLC Bicycle Collective will provide valet service!

To learn more about this event, click here.  To RSVP, click here

ZOOm Go Electric EV & E-bike Workshops

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Salt Lake City Public Libray, Ruth Vine Tyler Branch

8041 S Wood St (55 West), Midvale, UT 84047

Join Utah Clean Energy and the Hogle Zoo for the ZOOm Go Electric Workshop series!  At the workshop, you will learn more about the air quality benefits, fuel and maintenance cost savings, program discounts, federal EV tax credit, and how you can get started in the program. You will also have a chance to hear from EV owners about their experience driving an EV. The participating EV dealerships and E-bike shops will also be there with some of their EVs and E-bikes on display. Presentation to be followed by Q&A.

RSVP here to reserve your spot at this highly informative, FREE workshop.

Solar Summit 2017

May 16-18, 2017

Scottsdale, AZ

Celebrating its 10th anniversary! With three days of packed networking opportunities and top market intelligence, this conference is the premier event for defining industry needs and creating new business opportunities. Solar Summit will kick off on May 16th with Folsom Labs for Solar Software Summit - a full day dedicated to the growing solar software ecosystem. The following two days will dive deep into helping attendees navigate the challenges in the solar market.

Register Here

2017 themes will include:

  • The value of solar + storage
  • Balance of systems
  • Solar’s future in Central America
  • The evolution of the PV module
  • Dynamics in the U.S. solar market
  • And more!

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Fix-It Clinic

Saturday, May 27, 2017

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Leonardo

209 E 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Do you have a box of items stashed in your garage full of perfectly good items that you can’t bear to throw away because all they need is a little TLC? Before your house starts looking like it should be featured on an episode of Hoarders, grab your broken toaster, torn favorite blanket, flat bike tire, or any other repairable item and join us and our partner, The Utah Recycling Alliance, for our first Fix It Clinic!

Fix It Clinics are designed to empower participants to become better stewards of their material belongings. Participants bring in a broken item that they would like to learn how to repair (clothing, small carpentry items, small appliances, bikes, small electronics) and get to work side-by-side with an experience Repair Coach. Participants will also learn how to navigate helpful, free DYI websites, such as https://www.ifixit.com/ and https://www.instructables.com/. Tools will be provided for use; however, participants are encouraged, but not required, to bring their own tools so they can learn how to properly use them. Participants are also encouraged to dress appropriately for working on their selected broken item (safety glasses, glove, closed toe shoes, and work pants and shirts).

Drop in at any time. Participants will be helped in order of when they arrive and based on when the best suited Coach is available.