Energy Literacy

DOE Announces Webinar on the Energy Literacy Initiative

January 28, 2013

The Department of Energy will present a live webcast, titled "An Energy Literate Citizenry from K-to-Gray," on Wednesday, February 6, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education document provides a framework of seven essential principles every citizen should know to be energy literate. This webinar will detail the Energy Literacy Framework, its conception through multiple partners, current activities (including its translation into Spanish), and highlight other available energy education resources. Register to attend the webinar.
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New tool for evaluating community solar projects

After returning from the Harvesting Clean Energy conference in Corvallis, WA, it looks like it might be time to organize a large-scale PV project in Missoula:
Thank you for registering for the Community Solar Tool webinar. This email provides links to the new url for the tool, to a 3-question survey for viewers of the webinar and to a recording of the webinar.

Please contact Sarah Mazze at or 541 654 4052 with any questions about the Community Solar Tool or the webinar.


Sarah Mazze
Community Energy Program Manager
The Resource Innovation Group (TRIG)
Phone: (541) 654-4052

New opportunity for veterans interested in energy technology careers

IncSys  |  Power4Vets

2012 Year-End Program Report

Employers and Veterans,
The Power4Vets program was approved and launched in February of 2011, with the objective to recruit and train military veterans to become the next generation of power grid operators. The program has been progressing forward with great success and a number of veterans have landed jobs in the industry and received their NERC RC Certification.

We are extremely proud to announce that as of year-end 2012 over 104 Power4Vets students were working for 35+ different companies all across the country. Also, 31 out of 31 students who had taken their NERC RC Certification (100% pass rate) had passed. These numbers have continued to rise in January 2013.

We want to express our sincere gratitude to the many companies who have partnered with us in 2012 by hiring Power4Vets students and grads. 

We also want to thank and recognize the hard work of the many veterans who completed the program in 2012 and for the hundreds more who are still working hard to complete their training in 2013. 

If your organization is interested in finding out more about the program or how to get connected with Power4Vets students and grads, please visit us online or email us at

For more information on the simulation training used in the program, or specific details on the PowerSimulator (Operator Training Simulator) used by the students, please visit us online at or call us at 425.732.2377 (ext.101).

"The Power4Vets trained veterans that we have hired have helped us close the gap in our training process by 2-4 years, putting veterans into Operator Positions rapidly.  Hiring Power4Vets graduates has proven to be a huge SUCCESS for AEP.  We want more veterans like Robert Epps, Robert Grubs and Lonnie Bush."

 Mike Anderson 
 AEP, Supervisor of Transmission and Real Time Operations