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Overview

NRECA secured 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.​


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


Wednesday, June 1, 2022 | Noon-1:30 p.m. ET
Microgrid Consortium Launch

Join us for this free webinar to learn more about NRECA's newly formed Microgrid Consortium​—a coalition of the nation's rural electric cooperatives seeking to develop resilient, reliable, and economically beneficial microgrid and storage projects for their communities. The consortium will partner with federal, state, and local stakeholders to identify funding opportunities and develop replicable pathways for advanced microgrid deployment in rural communities.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Learn about NRECA's Microgrid Consortium.
  • Uncover potential funding opportunities via the bipartisan infrastructure law.
  • Discuss how the Microgrid Consortium supports co-ops.
  • Review co-op responsibilities of the Microgrid Consortium and how to join.


Wednesday June 22, 2022 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET
Natural Hazards Consortium Launch

Join us for this free webinar to learn more about NRECA's newly formed Natural Hazards Consortium— a coalition of rural electric cooperatives seeking to build communities resilient to all hazards through holistic planning and risk assessment. The consortium partners with federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofits and industry to identify funding opportunities and develop replicable pathways for all-hazards risk assessment for rural electric cooperatives and their members. The consortium also serves as a forum for co-ops to share lessons learned, identify opportunities for collaboration, network and learn from all-hazards experts.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Learn about NRECA's Natural Hazards Consortium.
  • Discuss NRECA’s approach to energy transition & natural hazards resilience.
  • Explore the types of projects funded under the infrastructure law and how co-ops can be successful in getting funding.


Thursday, June 30, 2022 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET
Smart Grids and Data Consortium Launch

Join us for this free webinar to learn more about NRECA's newly formed Smart Grids and Data Consortium— a coalition of the nation's rural electric cooperatives working to use digital technologies to modernize grid infrastructure and better serve their communities. The consortium partners with federal, state and local stakeholders to identify funding opportunities and develop replicable pathways for smart grid investment in rural America. It also serves as a forum for co-ops to share lessons learned, identify opportunities for collaboration, and learn from smart grid experts.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Learn about NRECA's Smart Grids and Data Consortium.
  • Discuss technology evolution and the need for smart grid.
  • Learn more about the value of data.
  • Discuss the types of projects funded under the infrastructure law and how co-ops can be successful in getting funding.


ACCESSING THE WEBINAR​

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.
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