[NMSEA-news] NMSEA News, Events & Announcements
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Fri Apr 1 16:38:46 MDT 2011
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*Here are the Latest News, Events & Announcements from NMSEA*
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*/* /**/Memorial Service for William (Bill) Gross /**/- /**/Volunteers
STILL Needed This /*/*Sunday, April 3rd */*//*/*
*/*/* /*/*Earth Day 2011 Approaching - NMSEA Volunteer Request*//*
*/*/* /**/NMSEA SunPaper Archives - Now Available Online/**//**/
* NMSEA on Facebook
***** APRIL 7: DOE Webcast "Utility Energy Service Contracts & Energy
Project Incentive Funds" - /Online
/***** APRIL 7: Energy Forefront Webinar "Developing an Energy Plan &
Working with Utilities" - /Online/*
** MAY 7: NMSEA Basic Electric Vehicle Conversion Class (Date Changed) -
*/ /MAY 21, 22, 28: NMSEA Electric Vehicles Conversion Class -
/**/Memorial Service for William (Bill) Gross /**/- /**/Volunteers STILL
Needed This /*/*Sunday, April 3rd */*//*
For anyone planning to attend William Gross' Memorial Service this
weekend, April 3rd at 2pm, NMSEA is still seeking volunteers to help
direct parking for a short time Sunday. The service will be held at
Monte Vista Christian Church, 3501 Campus Dr NE (West of Carlisle, turn
on Berkeley NE for parking).
Lisa Silva is coordinating volunteers, and still needs three more people
to arrive at 1pm to help direct vehicles to parking. Please be assured
that we will save seats in the Church for the volunteers, and they will
be able to return from their assigned "posts" in time to attend the service.
Please contact Lisa at renu.nrg at gmail.com <mailto:renu.nrg at gmail.com>
ASAP to help NMSEA provide this service before the Memorial. Thank you
for your support!
/*Earth Day 2011 Approaching - NMSEA Volunteer Request
Our organization's mission to promote clean, renewable energy and
sustainability in New Mexico relies on the efforts of our volunteer
members! With Earth Day quickly approaching as one of NMSEA's busiest
seasons, our office receives countless requests to offer a table
presence at community events. If you may be interested to assist us by
attending events, as Event Coordinator, or as a general event volunteer,
please contact our office: info at nmsea.org, (505) 246-0400
• NMSEA General Event Volunteer - volunteer at community events to host
an NMSEA table offering literature and displaying sales merchandise
• NMSEA Event Coordinator - respond to NMSEA event requests, attend
events, and organize volunteers to assist during events on behalf of the
Thank you for your support!
*/NMSEA SunPaper Archives - Now Available Online
/*A selection of past SunPaper editions are now also available for
reference online. For more details, please visit the NMSEA website
NMSEA on Facebook*/
*New Mexico Solar Energy Association is on Facebook!
*NMSEA is now also using this site to spread the word about our
educational outreach, upcoming events & fundraising drives.
If you like getting updates on Facebook, please visit the NMSEA page
and press the "Like" button!
*APRIL 7: DOE Webcast "Utility Energy Service Contracts & Energy Project
Incentive Funds - /Online/*
Begins at 1:30-3pm EST - Free
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program
(FEMP) will present a webcast on Utility Energy Service Contracts and
Energy Project Incentive Funds on Thursday, April 7, 2011.
Presenters Julia Kelly of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Phil Coleman of
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and David McAndrew of FEMP will
discuss how Federal agencies can partner with local utilities to fund
energy improvement projects. The seminar will provide an overview of:
* The purpose and benefits of Utility Energy Service Contracts
* Authorizing legislation and primary contracting methods
* Steps for successful project implementation
* Available resources for assistance
* Rules and best practices for Energy Project Incentive Funds
FEMP encourages participants to e-mail or call-in their questions before
and during the program to receive tailored advice from the experts
during the live "Q&A" segment. Questions mailed before the program can
be sent to FTS at energyworkshops.org <mailto:FTS at energyworkshops.org>.
The 90-minute training is free of charge, but you must register in
advance with FEMP to obtain an Internet URL for the presentation. The
broadcast, titled "Utility Energy Service Contracts and Energy Project
Incentive Funds." Register to attend the online seminar
These Seminars are no-cost training opportunities to help Federal
energy, environmental, and fleet professionals plan and execute projects
to help meet Federal goals and requirements. For more information, visit
the FEMP First Thursday Seminars
*APRIL 7: Energy Forefront Webinar "Developing an Energy Plan & Working
with Utilities" - /Online/*
Begins at Noon ET - Free
Join this second in a series of five free web conferences in which you
will learn how to spur economic development and have a healthier
community by implementing energy savings and sustainable energy at a low
or no cost to your city, town, or county. This conference is hosted by
Energy Forefront and sponsored by SkyBuilt Power, Bella Energy, Solar
Tracking Tree and Building Services Consultants.
STEP #2: Developing an Energy Plan - Selecting Energy - Working with
Presented by Ron Horstman, Energy Consultant & Wayne Snider, Town
Administrator, Fowler, Colorado
Ron Horstman has had over 30 years of experience in various aspects of
renewable energy including creating relationships with utilities and
integrated resource planning. His co-presenter, Wayne Snider, has taken
the town of Fowler Colorado from a small conservative town to becoming a
national example of how to create a green energy economy at low or no
cost. During this presentation Ron and Wayne will take you though a step
by step process including:
* How to develop an integrated resource plan and determine the most
* Selecting renewable energy technologies
* How to work with utillities & local & state governments to
implement policy changes
CASE STUDY: Grand Rapids, MI, the Most Sustainable Mid-Sized City of
2010 Presented by Haris Alibasic - Director, Office of Energy and
Sustainability, Grand Rapids, MI
The city of Grand Rapids made a pledge to have 20 percent of the city's
power come from renewable sources by 2008. After hitting the target
before 2008, the city is now committed to 100 percent renewable energy
by 2020. Haris will provide attendees with detailed lessons learned on
developing an energy efficiency plan and renewable energy business plan
and will discuss details on meeting energy goals and other
To register, or for more information, please click this link or copy and
paste it into your browser:
Energy Forefront is a connecting point where cities, towns, counties,
universities, facilities, consultants and industry professionals can
meet via online events and find the latest resources on energy
efficiency, renewable energy and green economic development.
NOTE: Energy Forefront and Challenge International, CInc. reserve the
right to determine which organizations products or services are
appropriate for inclusion in its programs, We will also not be held
responsible for the results of any actions taken by participants as a
result of attending our events.
*MAY 7: NMSEA Basic Electric Vehicle Conversion Class (Date Changed) -
9am -12:30 at the NMSEA office, 1009 Bradbury Dr. SE, Albuquerque 87106
NMSEA is again offering Electric Vehicles (EV) Basics and Safety
Classes! This basics class is a prerequisite for NMSEA advanced EV classes.
Locate professionals to assist you, and learn how you to convert your
favorite truck or car body to an EV!
Members cost: $75
Non-Member cost: $85
Please register with payment by March 27
/***Please note that the April 30 date for this class has changed to May
7. The April class will no longer be available.***/
For course registration and payment, please email: info at nmsea.org, or
call (505) 246-0400 M or W-F, 8am-12 noon.
*MAY 21, 22, 28: NMSEA Electric Vehicles Conversion Class **-
EV Advanced Conversion Class for Small Trucks & Cars: 3 full days May
21, 22, & 28
/Registration and payment must be received by 5/18/
NMSEA Member cost: *$300; Non-Member cost: $325
Highlights of the class will include;
· The sequence of procedures to ensure a safe efficient conversion.
· Different combinations that best suit the needs of the customer
and there particular conversion.
· Demonstrations on high & low voltage wiring techniques and
proper connector applications for large power cable and small instrument
& analog wiring.
· The students will be divided into small teams that will rotate
through workstations where they will have hands on experience on wiring
techniques and the application to motors, controllers, etc.(None of
the students doing the hands on work will be in contact with
· At the field/shop presentations the students will _observe_ the
actual installation of the motor, controller, charger, and batteries.
· The final day will include a preliminary test drive and
evaluation of the vehicle.
*The discount cost on the standard parts you will need for your
conversion will about offset the cost of the classes, effectively making
*Apply as a candidate to have your vehicle converted. Email Monte
at solpwr at plateautel.net <mailto:solpwr at plateautel.net> for details on
this or questions about the classes.
*For class sign up and payment email info at nmsea.org
<mailto:info at nmsea.org> or call (505) 246-0400 M or W-F: 9am – 12 noon
*NEW MEXICO SOLAR ENERGY ASSOCIATION*
1009 Bradbury Dr. SE, # 35, Albuquerque, NM 87106
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