What’s happening in the Energy Division for September 2018?

The Energy Research, Development and Demonstration Grants pre-application period is closed. Due to the large volume of applications, there will be a delay in notifications for Phase Two. The full application period will be delayed. Updates will be posted on the webpage. The Grid Modernization Program will be accepting concept applications starting Sept.17. A bidders conference call will be Sept. 19. You must submit an application to be considered for the full application period which opens Oct. 30. More information on Page 2 and on the program website. Next week we hope to publish the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants program. Check the website for updates. Commerce is working the Clean Tech Alliance and the NW Environmental Business Council on our annual energy conference on Oct. 30. The Energy Leadership Summit will be held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Commerce is also working with Smart Grid NW on the GridFWD regional conference Oct. 10-11 in Vancouver B.C. Gov. Inslee will be participating in the Global Climate Action Summit held in San Francisco Sept. 12-14. The summit is expected to attract  thousands of participants from around the world.  The 10-year old Pacific Coast Collaborative’ s activities on low-carbon transportation, ocean acidification reduction, and reduction of good waste (a major contributor to global emissions) will be highlighted. Commerce co-hosted the 2018 NW Energy Resiliency Summit in Seattle on June 12. The conference attracted more than 100 attendees and was widely praised as a highly informative program. From survey responses, 92 percent said is was a good use of time, 100 percent learned something useful, 96 percent would consider attending again and speaker quality and content was especially high.

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