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​​ NREC​A is working to secure important wins for electric cooperatives in the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package. To support our members, NRECA is establishing co-op consortia to maximize potential access to certain funding opportunities and build momentum behind co-op efforts.

Join us for a series of webinars to learn more about NRECA's approach to consortia, details on specific infrastructure funding opportunities and to stay up-to-date on the latest programs and resources for co-ops and the communities they serve.

  • NRECA voting members interested in funding opportunities via the infrastructure law

View recordings and handouts from previous webinars in this series:

Infrastructure Consortia Webinar Series Archive

​Thursday, October 5, 2023 | 2 -​​3 p.m. ET
EV Technical Deep Dive: DOE Tools

This webinar will highlight Department of Energy (DOE) tools for the planning and installation of Electric Vehicle Support Equipment (EVSE). NRECA EV Consortium leads will moderate a conversation highlighting DOE tools for electrified transportation and corresponding EVSE. DOE Speakers will highlight how to work with DOE tools and any upcoming opportunities that might provide funding for future EVSE projects with NRECA members.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore cutting-edge​ EV and EVSE tools that enable planning, deployment, or, in some cases, ready-for-demonstration EVSE technology that can increase the adoption of EVs.
  • Review technical limitations, hurdles, and advantages associated with the latest EV and EVSE technologies.
  • Confirm points of contact within NRECA for further discussing and potentially demonstrating new EVSE in their territories.

Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 2 p.m.-3 p.m. ET​
​​​Conducting Microgrid Feasibility Studies with Key Accounts

NRECA is working on a pilot project with three cooperatives to evaluate the feasibility of developing multipurpose microgrids with selected key accounts. This pilot project aims to bring together partners to develop clean energy microgrid projects that deliver benefits to the utilities, their members and the community they serve. We believe that identifying win-win-win scenario projects that are replicable and scalable will help boost the development of microgrid projects in rural America. Join us for this webinar to review the results of the pilot program and to review upcoming federal funding opportunities for microgrids.

Learning Objectives:

  • Microgrids overview
  • Learn how to conduct microgrid feasibility studies
  • Review of federal funding opportunities for microgrids​​

Instructors: Tolu Omotoso, Energy Solutions Director, NRECA, Benjamin Dawson, PE, Vice President of Growth, Smart Grid and Operational Technology, SECO Energy​

Monday October 30, 2023 | 2 p.m.-3 p.m. E.T.

Advances in Distribution Automation

Distribution Automation (DA) is the proces​s of leveraging technological advances to distribution equipment to allow automation to improve how cooperatives are able to manage their distribution system. It focuses on field equipment advances which enable DA and complement Advance Distribution Management System (ADMS) software. In this webinar, we will discuss advances in traditional utility field equipment, communications with that equipment, microgrids to manage portions of the grid, and the potential for solar/battery inverters for control by utilities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Emerging technologies in the field of Distribution Automation
  • How cooperatives are reducing outages with Distribution Automation
Instructor: David Pinney​


To participate in the webinars, you will need the following:

  • A computer or mobile device with high-speed internet access.
  • An up-to-date web browser.
  • Computer speakers or headphones.
  • Any additional technical requirements will be sent prior to the webinar. Consider checking with your IT specialist about any possible issues with the above requirements.

Explore NRECA’s Infrastructure Resource Hub for Additional Funding Opportunities

The bipartisan infrastructure law includes significant investment and funding opportunities for co-ops and the communities they se​rve. Visit NRECA’s Infrastructure Resource Hub to stay informed of the latest programs and for resources co-ops can use to help navigate the funding process.





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