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Green Power Partnership

Green Power Partnership Events and Webinars

Below is a list of upcoming and past events and webinars of potential interest to Green Power Partners and other program stakeholders. EPA hosts webinars on a regular basis that explore a variety of topics, including the Green Power Partnership, green power technologies and products, and information on procuring green power. Presentations, recordings, and other supplemental materials are available.

You can find the Green Power Partnership at many of the following events and conferences.

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And a select number of older webinars that still provide relevant information.

GPP Webinar: Solar Carports: Turning University Parking Facilities into Renewable Electricity Plants

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
1:00 PM-2:00 PM EST
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There are an estimated 5,300 colleges and universities in the United States, and together, those campus facilities contain millions of parking spaces. This webinar will explore how colleges and universities can transform their underutilized parking facilities into solar power generation systems. By installing on-site solar, institutions can better control their energy costs, reduce their carbon footprints, meet stated renewable energy goals, and develop real-world teaching tools. In addition, solar carports shade and protect cars from the elements, reduce parking lot temperatures, and are a highly visible reminder of an institution’s commitment to renewable energy.

The webinar will feature two case studies of universities with solar carport projects.

  • Michigan State University is outfitting five of its parking lots with solar parking bays for a total of 10 megawatts, which are anticipated to meet five percent of the campuses power needs.
  • University of Massachusetts is home to 11.6 acres of solar carports financed through a 20-year power purchase agreement.


  • Christopher Kent, Program Manager, U.S. EPA's Green Power Partnership
  • Lynda Boomer, Director of Planning, Design and Construction, Michigan State University
  • Wolfgang Bauer, University Distinguished Professor and Senior Consultant in the Office of the Executive Vice President, Michigan State University
  • Ezra Small, Sustainability Manager, University of Massachusetts Amherst

GPP Webinar: Innovative Financing Options and the University Solar Deployment Process

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
1:00 PM-2:00 PM ET

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On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership (GPP) will host a webinar that will explore unique and innovative ways in which higher education institutions can finance their solar deployment. Experts from the University of Utah and the University of South Florida will discuss different financing options such as student fees, green revolving funds, endowment funding, stakeholder donations, and unique alumni and community arrangements. Participants will hear institutional perspectives and lessons learned, engage in discussion, and gain an understanding of best practices related to the different financing options.


  • Christopher Kent, Program Manager, U.S. EPA's Green Power Partnership
  • Myron Wilson, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, University of Utah
  • Nainan Desai, Assistant Director of Facilities Management, University of South Florida

Green Power Leadership Awards: A Review of 2017 Categories, Eligibility, Criteria, and the Application Process

Thursday, February 2, 2017
2:00 – 3:00 PM EST

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The 2017 Green Power Leadership Awards application period will open on January 26 and will close on March 24. EPA co-sponsors the Awards in conjunction with the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS). The awards recognize leading organizations that have helped further the green power market through their green power procurement, innovation, overall green power strategy, and impact.

In this webinar, EPA and CRS will provide information related to eligibility, evaluation criteria, and application content for each of the award categories, and will also answer questions.


  • Melissa Klein: Communications Lead, Green Power Partnership, U.S. EPA
  • Marcia Sitcoske: Conference & Education Specialist, Center for Resource Solutions

For more information about the awards, visit the Green Power Leadership Awards web page.

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