Clean Energy Blog

We’ve gathered the latest news, industry reports, and job opportunities for the clean energy industry.

Oregon startup aims to improve battery storage capacity

ESS Tech Inc. of Oregon is using flow battery technology to meet the need for long-duration energy storage with batteries that can discharge electricity for up to 12 hours. Flow batteries have the potential to be an important part of the energy transition because they...

read more

Wind and solar to bring big increase in electricity this summer

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects the largest increases in U.S. electric power generation this summer to come from renewable energy sources. Wind and solar power generators will be the biggest contributors to the increase, both have grown...

read more

The future of offshore and onshore wind power

The world's leading wind power experts were asked to predict what the industry will look like in 2035. The results from those surveyed indicate that wind power development projects will more frequently be paired with batteries or hydrogen production. Also, cost...

read more

‘Troops to Energy Jobs’ virtual career fair, May 24

The energy industry has a large need for skilled trade professionals, engineers, technicians, plant operators, cybersecurity experts, and business professionals. The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is hosting a free, virtual career fair recruitment...

read more

Floating offshore wind industry becoming more competitive

As the offshore wind industry is becoming increasingly competitive, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is set to hold its first lease auctions for rights to develop waters off the Pacific Coast this fall. Interest in California offshore wind leases is...

read more

Turning methane from Washington landfills into biofuels

Washington state aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and one way is to capture natural gas emissions at landfills and to use the methane for biofuels. State legislation to reduce emissions would require methane collection systems at large landfills. A capture...

read more

Hydropower Foundation hosts Hydro Think Tank, August 16-18

The Hydropower Foundation is hosting a Hydro Think Tank™ on August 16-18, 2022, at Grand Coulee Dam. This competition is designed for students interested in a career in hydropower and provides hands-on experience, a behind-the-scenes look at a hydropower...

read more

Banks adding EV charging stations and solar power

Chase bank said it plans to install electric vehicle charging stations at 50 of the bank's retail branches in the U.S. beginning this summer. It also said it plans to add on-site solar power generation to roughly 400 additional branches by the end of the year. The...

read more

Women in Public Power: making the workforce more inclusive

At the recent Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo in Austin, Texas, on March 25-26, women in utility linework were showcased. "While women still comprise a very small percentage of lineworkers, the women who have previously and currently do this frontline work have paved...

read more

Oregon startup aims to improve battery storage capacity

ESS Tech Inc. of Oregon is using flow battery technology to meet the need for long-duration energy storage with batteries that can discharge electricity for up to 12 hours. Flow batteries have the potential to be an important part of the energy transition because they...

read more

Wind and solar to bring big increase in electricity this summer

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects the largest increases in U.S. electric power generation this summer to come from renewable energy sources. Wind and solar power generators will be the biggest contributors to the increase, both have grown...

read more

The future of offshore and onshore wind power

The world's leading wind power experts were asked to predict what the industry will look like in 2035. The results from those surveyed indicate that wind power development projects will more frequently be paired with batteries or hydrogen production. Also, cost...

read more

‘Troops to Energy Jobs’ virtual career fair, May 24

The energy industry has a large need for skilled trade professionals, engineers, technicians, plant operators, cybersecurity experts, and business professionals. The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is hosting a free, virtual career fair recruitment...

read more

Floating offshore wind industry becoming more competitive

As the offshore wind industry is becoming increasingly competitive, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is set to hold its first lease auctions for rights to develop waters off the Pacific Coast this fall. Interest in California offshore wind leases is...

read more

Turning methane from Washington landfills into biofuels

Washington state aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and one way is to capture natural gas emissions at landfills and to use the methane for biofuels. State legislation to reduce emissions would require methane collection systems at large landfills. A capture...

read more

Oregon startup aims to improve battery storage capacity

ESS Tech Inc. of Oregon is using flow battery technology to meet the need for long-duration energy storage with batteries that can discharge electricity for up to 12 hours. Flow batteries have the potential to be an important part of the energy transition because they...

Wind and solar to bring big increase in electricity this summer

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects the largest increases in U.S. electric power generation this summer to come from renewable energy sources. Wind and solar power generators will be the biggest contributors to the increase, both have grown...

The future of offshore and onshore wind power

The world's leading wind power experts were asked to predict what the industry will look like in 2035. The results from those surveyed indicate that wind power development projects will more frequently be paired with batteries or hydrogen production. Also, cost...

‘Troops to Energy Jobs’ virtual career fair, May 24

The energy industry has a large need for skilled trade professionals, engineers, technicians, plant operators, cybersecurity experts, and business professionals. The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is hosting a free, virtual career fair recruitment...

‘Troops to Energy Jobs’ virtual career fair, May 24

The energy industry has a large need for skilled trade professionals, engineers, technicians, plant operators, cybersecurity experts, and business professionals. The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is hosting a free, virtual career fair recruitment...

read more

Hydropower Foundation hosts Hydro Think Tank, August 16-18

The Hydropower Foundation is hosting a Hydro Think Tank™ on August 16-18, 2022, at Grand Coulee Dam. This competition is designed for students interested in a career in hydropower and provides hands-on experience, a behind-the-scenes look at a hydropower...

read more

Women in Public Power: making the workforce more inclusive

At the recent Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo in Austin, Texas, on March 25-26, women in utility linework were showcased. "While women still comprise a very small percentage of lineworkers, the women who have previously and currently do this frontline work have paved...

read more

Energy Careers 2022 virtual career fair, April 28

The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is hosting a virtual career event on April 28, 2022. Energy Careers 2022 offers anyone interested in the energy industry a chance to gain insight into the range of energy sector job opportunities, benefits, next step...

read more

FWEE Hydropower and STEM Career Academy, June 20-24

The Foundation for Water and Energy Education (FWEE) Hydropower and STEM Career Academy will be held June 20-24, 2022, at Chelan PUD's Rocky Reach Discovery Center in Wenatchee, WA. Secondary students will engage in a week of hands-on activities that combine STEM...

read more

2022 HYDROVISION International, an in-person event, July 12-14

HYDROVISION International® will be an in-person event on July 12-14, 2022, in Denver, Colo. Exhibitors can book space now for the 2022 event. "Connecting the Global Community of Hydro Visionaries," the event draws attendees from 48 countries around the world: 82%...

read more

What motivates energy professionals?

Reimagine what you think about energy careers and the incredible opportunities that exist! View Get Into Energy's video for information on solar, wind, hydro, EV infrastructure, energy storage, and more, including job opportunities with more traditional power and fuel...

read more

Careers in Energy Week, Oct. 16-23

This week Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed Oct. 16-23, 2021, as Careers in Energy Week. Signed on Oct. 11, the proclamation states that "through collaboration, the Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy, housed at Centralia College, will promote and...

read more

EnergyCareers 2021: a virtual career event Oct. 20

EnergyCareers 2021, a national, virtual career fair, will be held on October 20, 2021. The free event is for jobseekers considering a career in energy and anyone wanting to learn more about future opportunities. EnergyCareers 2021 will showcase careers in energy for...

read more

Public Power Week: Oct. 3-9

Public power utilities across the U.S. celebrate an annual "Public Power Week" the first week of October. The event helps customers and stakeholders engage with their community-owned utility and benefit from its offerings. The American Public Power Association...

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HYDRO+ Series: A new virtual energy community

HYDRO+ Series is a new platform that provides a virtual community for energy solutions, education, and networking. Hosted by HYDROVISION International and Hydro Review, it brings timely and informative content year-round. The free, monthly series of virtual events...

read more

Washington State Solar Summit, Oct. 22

The 2021 Washington State Solar Summit, hosted by Solar Washington, takes place October 22, 2021, at the Lynnwood Convention Center in Lynnwood, WA. The hybrid conference will be in-person with an option to attend virtually, and includes the exhibition and reception....

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Energyshed: Geography + Power Supply + Consumption

Your electricity could come from as far away as another state. Many communities are investigating how to reuse and capture more locally derived water to improve efficiency, decrease their dependence on water transported from long distances, and use less. The Office of...

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‘Troops to Energy Jobs’ virtual career fair, May 24

The energy industry has a large need for skilled trade professionals, engineers, technicians, plant operators, cybersecurity experts, and business professionals. The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is hosting a free, virtual career fair recruitment...

Hydropower Foundation hosts Hydro Think Tank, August 16-18

The Hydropower Foundation is hosting a Hydro Think Tank™ on August 16-18, 2022, at Grand Coulee Dam. This competition is designed for students interested in a career in hydropower and provides hands-on experience, a behind-the-scenes look at a hydropower...

Women in Public Power: making the workforce more inclusive

At the recent Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo in Austin, Texas, on March 25-26, women in utility linework were showcased. "While women still comprise a very small percentage of lineworkers, the women who have previously and currently do this frontline work have paved...

Energy Careers 2022 virtual career fair, April 28

The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is hosting a virtual career event on April 28, 2022. Energy Careers 2022 offers anyone interested in the energy industry a chance to gain insight into the range of energy sector job opportunities, benefits, next step...

FWEE Hydropower and STEM Career Academy, June 20-24

The Foundation for Water and Energy Education (FWEE) Hydropower and STEM Career Academy will be held June 20-24, 2022, at Chelan PUD's Rocky Reach Discovery Center in Wenatchee, WA. Secondary students will engage in a week of hands-on activities that combine STEM...

2022 HYDROVISION International, an in-person event, July 12-14

HYDROVISION International® will be an in-person event on July 12-14, 2022, in Denver, Colo. Exhibitors can book space now for the 2022 event. "Connecting the Global Community of Hydro Visionaries," the event draws attendees from 48 countries around the world: 82%...

What motivates energy professionals?

Reimagine what you think about energy careers and the incredible opportunities that exist! View Get Into Energy's video for information on solar, wind, hydro, EV infrastructure, energy storage, and more, including job opportunities with more traditional power and fuel...

Careers in Energy Week, Oct. 16-23

This week Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed Oct. 16-23, 2021, as Careers in Energy Week. Signed on Oct. 11, the proclamation states that "through collaboration, the Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy, housed at Centralia College, will promote and...

EnergyCareers 2021: a virtual career event Oct. 20

EnergyCareers 2021, a national, virtual career fair, will be held on October 20, 2021. The free event is for jobseekers considering a career in energy and anyone wanting to learn more about future opportunities. EnergyCareers 2021 will showcase careers in energy for...

‘Troops to Energy Jobs’ virtual career fair, May 24

The energy industry has a large need for skilled trade professionals, engineers, technicians, plant operators, cybersecurity experts, and business professionals. The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is hosting a free, virtual career fair recruitment...

Hydropower Foundation hosts Hydro Think Tank, August 16-18

The Hydropower Foundation is hosting a Hydro Think Tank™ on August 16-18, 2022, at Grand Coulee Dam. This competition is designed for students interested in a career in hydropower and provides hands-on experience, a behind-the-scenes look at a hydropower...

Women in Public Power: making the workforce more inclusive

At the recent Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo in Austin, Texas, on March 25-26, women in utility linework were showcased. "While women still comprise a very small percentage of lineworkers, the women who have previously and currently do this frontline work have paved...

Energy Careers 2022 virtual career fair, April 28

The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is hosting a virtual career event on April 28, 2022. Energy Careers 2022 offers anyone interested in the energy industry a chance to gain insight into the range of energy sector job opportunities, benefits, next step...

FWEE Hydropower and STEM Career Academy, June 20-24

The Foundation for Water and Energy Education (FWEE) Hydropower and STEM Career Academy will be held June 20-24, 2022, at Chelan PUD's Rocky Reach Discovery Center in Wenatchee, WA. Secondary students will engage in a week of hands-on activities that combine STEM...

Oregon startup aims to improve battery storage capacity

ESS Tech Inc. of Oregon is using flow battery technology to meet the need for long-duration energy storage with batteries that can discharge electricity for up to 12 hours. Flow batteries have the potential to be an important part of the energy transition because they...

read more

The future of offshore and onshore wind power

The world's leading wind power experts were asked to predict what the industry will look like in 2035. The results from those surveyed indicate that wind power development projects will more frequently be paired with batteries or hydrogen production. Also, cost...

read more

‘Troops to Energy Jobs’ virtual career fair, May 24

The energy industry has a large need for skilled trade professionals, engineers, technicians, plant operators, cybersecurity experts, and business professionals. The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is hosting a free, virtual career fair recruitment...

read more

Floating offshore wind industry becoming more competitive

As the offshore wind industry is becoming increasingly competitive, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is set to hold its first lease auctions for rights to develop waters off the Pacific Coast this fall. Interest in California offshore wind leases is...

read more

Turning methane from Washington landfills into biofuels

Washington state aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and one way is to capture natural gas emissions at landfills and to use the methane for biofuels. State legislation to reduce emissions would require methane collection systems at large landfills. A capture...

read more

Hydropower Foundation hosts Hydro Think Tank, August 16-18

The Hydropower Foundation is hosting a Hydro Think Tank™ on August 16-18, 2022, at Grand Coulee Dam. This competition is designed for students interested in a career in hydropower and provides hands-on experience, a behind-the-scenes look at a hydropower...

read more

Banks adding EV charging stations and solar power

Chase bank said it plans to install electric vehicle charging stations at 50 of the bank's retail branches in the U.S. beginning this summer. It also said it plans to add on-site solar power generation to roughly 400 additional branches by the end of the year. The...

read more

Women in Public Power: making the workforce more inclusive

At the recent Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo in Austin, Texas, on March 25-26, women in utility linework were showcased. "While women still comprise a very small percentage of lineworkers, the women who have previously and currently do this frontline work have paved...

read more

Energy Careers 2022 virtual career fair, April 28

The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is hosting a virtual career event on April 28, 2022. Energy Careers 2022 offers anyone interested in the energy industry a chance to gain insight into the range of energy sector job opportunities, benefits, next step...

read more

Oregon startup aims to improve battery storage capacity

ESS Tech Inc. of Oregon is using flow battery technology to meet the need for long-duration energy storage with batteries that can discharge electricity for up to 12 hours. Flow batteries have the potential to be an important part of the energy transition because they...

Wind and solar to bring big increase in electricity this summer

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects the largest increases in U.S. electric power generation this summer to come from renewable energy sources. Wind and solar power generators will be the biggest contributors to the increase, both have grown...

The future of offshore and onshore wind power

The world's leading wind power experts were asked to predict what the industry will look like in 2035. The results from those surveyed indicate that wind power development projects will more frequently be paired with batteries or hydrogen production. Also, cost...

‘Troops to Energy Jobs’ virtual career fair, May 24

The energy industry has a large need for skilled trade professionals, engineers, technicians, plant operators, cybersecurity experts, and business professionals. The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is hosting a free, virtual career fair recruitment...

Floating offshore wind industry becoming more competitive

As the offshore wind industry is becoming increasingly competitive, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is set to hold its first lease auctions for rights to develop waters off the Pacific Coast this fall. Interest in California offshore wind leases is...

Turning methane from Washington landfills into biofuels

Washington state aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and one way is to capture natural gas emissions at landfills and to use the methane for biofuels. State legislation to reduce emissions would require methane collection systems at large landfills. A capture...

Oregon startup aims to improve battery storage capacity

ESS Tech Inc. of Oregon is using flow battery technology to meet the need for long-duration energy storage with batteries that can discharge electricity for up to 12 hours. Flow batteries have the potential to be an important part of the energy transition because they...

Wind and solar to bring big increase in electricity this summer

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects the largest increases in U.S. electric power generation this summer to come from renewable energy sources. Wind and solar power generators will be the biggest contributors to the increase, both have grown...

The future of offshore and onshore wind power

The world's leading wind power experts were asked to predict what the industry will look like in 2035. The results from those surveyed indicate that wind power development projects will more frequently be paired with batteries or hydrogen production. Also, cost...

‘Troops to Energy Jobs’ virtual career fair, May 24

The energy industry has a large need for skilled trade professionals, engineers, technicians, plant operators, cybersecurity experts, and business professionals. The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is hosting a free, virtual career fair recruitment...

Hydropower Foundation hosts Hydro Think Tank, August 16-18

The Hydropower Foundation is hosting a Hydro Think Tank™ on August 16-18, 2022, at Grand Coulee Dam. This competition is designed for students interested in a career in hydropower and provides hands-on experience, a behind-the-scenes look at a hydropower...

read more

FWEE Hydropower and STEM Career Academy, June 20-24

The Foundation for Water and Energy Education (FWEE) Hydropower and STEM Career Academy will be held June 20-24, 2022, at Chelan PUD's Rocky Reach Discovery Center in Wenatchee, WA. Secondary students will engage in a week of hands-on activities that combine STEM...

read more

PNNL onsite and remote internships offered in Summer 2022

Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) is offering Community College Internships. The Summer 2022 internship application is now open, and applications are due Jan. 12, 2022. Fall 2022 applications are due May 26, 2022. The PNNL Summer 2022 internship dates are: May 24...

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Clean Energy COE awarded Career Connect Washington grant

The Clean Energy Center of Excellence has been awarded a Career Connect Washington (CCW) grant, "Clean Tech Alliance in partnership with Center of Excellence for Clean Energy: Clean Tech/Energy Sector." The Clean Energy COE is among CCW's Sector Intermediary November...

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Bonneville Power apprenticeships open in January 2022

The Clean Energy Center of Excellence has received advance notice of apprenticeships opening in January 2022. Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) will be hiring up to 30 apprentices: 10 linemen apprentices, 10 electrician apprentices, and 10 operator/substation...

read more

What motivates energy professionals?

Reimagine what you think about energy careers and the incredible opportunities that exist! View Get Into Energy's video for information on solar, wind, hydro, EV infrastructure, energy storage, and more, including job opportunities with more traditional power and fuel...

read more

Careers in Energy Week, Oct. 16-23

This week Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed Oct. 16-23, 2021, as Careers in Energy Week. Signed on Oct. 11, the proclamation states that "through collaboration, the Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy, housed at Centralia College, will promote and...

read more

HYDRO+ Series: A new virtual energy community

HYDRO+ Series is a new platform that provides a virtual community for energy solutions, education, and networking. Hosted by HYDROVISION International and Hydro Review, it brings timely and informative content year-round. The free, monthly series of virtual events...

read more

Jobs & internships at DOE national labs

The Department of Energy's National Laboratories offer jobs, internships and fellowships to talented individuals. Many also have educational resources from community outreach programs to online learning modules. Find jobs, internships and educational opportunities at...

read more

Hydropower Foundation hosts Hydro Think Tank, August 16-18

The Hydropower Foundation is hosting a Hydro Think Tank™ on August 16-18, 2022, at Grand Coulee Dam. This competition is designed for students interested in a career in hydropower and provides hands-on experience, a behind-the-scenes look at a hydropower...

FWEE Hydropower and STEM Career Academy, June 20-24

The Foundation for Water and Energy Education (FWEE) Hydropower and STEM Career Academy will be held June 20-24, 2022, at Chelan PUD's Rocky Reach Discovery Center in Wenatchee, WA. Secondary students will engage in a week of hands-on activities that combine STEM...

PNNL onsite and remote internships offered in Summer 2022

Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) is offering Community College Internships. The Summer 2022 internship application is now open, and applications are due Jan. 12, 2022. Fall 2022 applications are due May 26, 2022. The PNNL Summer 2022 internship dates are: May 24...

Clean Energy COE awarded Career Connect Washington grant

The Clean Energy Center of Excellence has been awarded a Career Connect Washington (CCW) grant, "Clean Tech Alliance in partnership with Center of Excellence for Clean Energy: Clean Tech/Energy Sector." The Clean Energy COE is among CCW's Sector Intermediary November...

Bonneville Power apprenticeships open in January 2022

The Clean Energy Center of Excellence has received advance notice of apprenticeships opening in January 2022. Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) will be hiring up to 30 apprentices: 10 linemen apprentices, 10 electrician apprentices, and 10 operator/substation...

CEI Graduate Fellowship leads to Clean Energy Bridge to Research

The University of Washington Clean Energy Institute Graduate Fellowship serves as a springboard to many successful careers. CEI Graduate Fellow Shua Sanchez moved to the Pacific Northwest for graduate work at the University of Washington. On Sanchez’s recommendation,...

What motivates energy professionals?

Reimagine what you think about energy careers and the incredible opportunities that exist! View Get Into Energy's video for information on solar, wind, hydro, EV infrastructure, energy storage, and more, including job opportunities with more traditional power and fuel...

Hydropower Foundation hosts Hydro Think Tank, August 16-18

The Hydropower Foundation is hosting a Hydro Think Tank™ on August 16-18, 2022, at Grand Coulee Dam. This competition is designed for students interested in a career in hydropower and provides hands-on experience, a behind-the-scenes look at a hydropower...

FWEE Hydropower and STEM Career Academy, June 20-24

The Foundation for Water and Energy Education (FWEE) Hydropower and STEM Career Academy will be held June 20-24, 2022, at Chelan PUD's Rocky Reach Discovery Center in Wenatchee, WA. Secondary students will engage in a week of hands-on activities that combine STEM...

PNNL onsite and remote internships offered in Summer 2022

Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) is offering Community College Internships. The Summer 2022 internship application is now open, and applications are due Jan. 12, 2022. Fall 2022 applications are due May 26, 2022. The PNNL Summer 2022 internship dates are: May 24...

‘Troops to Energy Jobs’ virtual career fair, May 24

The energy industry has a large need for skilled trade professionals, engineers, technicians, plant operators, cybersecurity experts, and business professionals. The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is hosting a free, virtual career fair recruitment...

read more

Women in Public Power: making the workforce more inclusive

At the recent Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo in Austin, Texas, on March 25-26, women in utility linework were showcased. "While women still comprise a very small percentage of lineworkers, the women who have previously and currently do this frontline work have paved...

read more

Energy Careers 2022 virtual career fair, April 28

The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is hosting a virtual career event on April 28, 2022. Energy Careers 2022 offers anyone interested in the energy industry a chance to gain insight into the range of energy sector job opportunities, benefits, next step...

read more

PNNL onsite and remote internships offered in Summer 2022

Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) is offering Community College Internships. The Summer 2022 internship application is now open, and applications are due Jan. 12, 2022. Fall 2022 applications are due May 26, 2022. The PNNL Summer 2022 internship dates are: May 24...

read more

Bonneville Power apprenticeships open in January 2022

The Clean Energy Center of Excellence has received advance notice of apprenticeships opening in January 2022. Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) will be hiring up to 30 apprentices: 10 linemen apprentices, 10 electrician apprentices, and 10 operator/substation...

read more

Women in energy: driving innovation

More women are embracing energy jobs, helping to drive innovation at their companies. Opportunities for women to fill powerful roles in a male-dominated industry are growing. Find out how some women were empowered to enter the energy industry and forge a successful...

read more

Careers in Energy Week, Oct. 16-23

This week Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed Oct. 16-23, 2021, as Careers in Energy Week. Signed on Oct. 11, the proclamation states that "through collaboration, the Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy, housed at Centralia College, will promote and...

read more

EnergyCareers 2021: a virtual career event Oct. 20

EnergyCareers 2021, a national, virtual career fair, will be held on October 20, 2021. The free event is for jobseekers considering a career in energy and anyone wanting to learn more about future opportunities. EnergyCareers 2021 will showcase careers in energy for...

read more

Jobs & internships at DOE national labs

The Department of Energy's National Laboratories offer jobs, internships and fellowships to talented individuals. Many also have educational resources from community outreach programs to online learning modules. Find jobs, internships and educational opportunities at...

read more

Find public utility jobs at APPA’s Career Center

The American Public Power Association's Career Center posts jobs at public utilities, searchable by location, skill level, required education, and profession or area of interest. Check out the current listing for jobs at Washington public utility companies:...

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Public Power Jobs

The American Public Power Association (APPA) is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. Visit the APPA Career Center for job listings and employers hiring. Learn more: www.publicpower.org  

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Clean energy jobs at renewable energy companies

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) posts jobs at ACP and throughout the clean energy industry, connecting companies with experienced, capable professionals who want to use their expertise to advance business, technology, and the industry. ACP is a federation...

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Solar Career Map: a solar energy career mapping tool

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council provides an interactive mapping tool for careers in solar energy. The Solar Career Map explores 40 of the many careers that can be found within the solar energy industry, in areas such as Project Development, System Design,...

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‘Troops to Energy Jobs’ virtual career fair, May 24

The energy industry has a large need for skilled trade professionals, engineers, technicians, plant operators, cybersecurity experts, and business professionals. The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is hosting a free, virtual career fair recruitment...

Women in Public Power: making the workforce more inclusive

At the recent Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo in Austin, Texas, on March 25-26, women in utility linework were showcased. "While women still comprise a very small percentage of lineworkers, the women who have previously and currently do this frontline work have paved...

Energy Careers 2022 virtual career fair, April 28

The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is hosting a virtual career event on April 28, 2022. Energy Careers 2022 offers anyone interested in the energy industry a chance to gain insight into the range of energy sector job opportunities, benefits, next step...

PNNL onsite and remote internships offered in Summer 2022

Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) is offering Community College Internships. The Summer 2022 internship application is now open, and applications are due Jan. 12, 2022. Fall 2022 applications are due May 26, 2022. The PNNL Summer 2022 internship dates are: May 24...

Bonneville Power apprenticeships open in January 2022

The Clean Energy Center of Excellence has received advance notice of apprenticeships opening in January 2022. Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) will be hiring up to 30 apprentices: 10 linemen apprentices, 10 electrician apprentices, and 10 operator/substation...

Women in energy: driving innovation

More women are embracing energy jobs, helping to drive innovation at their companies. Opportunities for women to fill powerful roles in a male-dominated industry are growing. Find out how some women were empowered to enter the energy industry and forge a successful...

Careers in Energy Week, Oct. 16-23

This week Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed Oct. 16-23, 2021, as Careers in Energy Week. Signed on Oct. 11, the proclamation states that "through collaboration, the Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy, housed at Centralia College, will promote and...

EnergyCareers 2021: a virtual career event Oct. 20

EnergyCareers 2021, a national, virtual career fair, will be held on October 20, 2021. The free event is for jobseekers considering a career in energy and anyone wanting to learn more about future opportunities. EnergyCareers 2021 will showcase careers in energy for...

‘Troops to Energy Jobs’ virtual career fair, May 24

The energy industry has a large need for skilled trade professionals, engineers, technicians, plant operators, cybersecurity experts, and business professionals. The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is hosting a free, virtual career fair recruitment...

Women in Public Power: making the workforce more inclusive

At the recent Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo in Austin, Texas, on March 25-26, women in utility linework were showcased. "While women still comprise a very small percentage of lineworkers, the women who have previously and currently do this frontline work have paved...

Energy Careers 2022 virtual career fair, April 28

The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is hosting a virtual career event on April 28, 2022. Energy Careers 2022 offers anyone interested in the energy industry a chance to gain insight into the range of energy sector job opportunities, benefits, next step...

PNNL onsite and remote internships offered in Summer 2022

Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) is offering Community College Internships. The Summer 2022 internship application is now open, and applications are due Jan. 12, 2022. Fall 2022 applications are due May 26, 2022. The PNNL Summer 2022 internship dates are: May 24...

Hydropower Foundation hosts Hydro Think Tank, August 16-18

The Hydropower Foundation is hosting a Hydro Think Tank™ on August 16-18, 2022, at Grand Coulee Dam. This competition is designed for students interested in a career in hydropower and provides hands-on experience, a behind-the-scenes look at a hydropower...

read more

TransAlta plans battery energy storage facility

TransAlta has asked for approval to build a 180 MW/360 MWh battery energy storage system on land that is part of the Ghost Hydro-electric facility near Cochrane, Alberta. The utility said it plans a two-phase approach to construction with Phase 1 constructed,...

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2022 HYDROVISION International, an in-person event, July 12-14

HYDROVISION International® will be an in-person event on July 12-14, 2022, in Denver, Colo. Exhibitors can book space now for the 2022 event. "Connecting the Global Community of Hydro Visionaries," the event draws attendees from 48 countries around the world: 82%...

read more

What is hydropower pumped storage?

As Washington moves toward clean energy production and enhanced battery storage, the two following articles explain the story of hydro's pumped storage: Projects would invest billions on Lake Roosevelt for needed renewable-energy storage, but hurdles are high New...

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Infrastructure bill provides incentives to modernize hydropower

Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the more than $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Also known as the bipartisan infrastructure framework (BIF), the Senate approved the bill in August. The BIF represents a core piece of...

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EIA expects 14 percent decline in 2021 hydropower generation

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects U.S. hydropower generation to decline 14 percent amid 2021 drought. Extreme and exceptional drought conditions affected much of the western United States, especially California and states in the Pacific...

read more

HYDRO+ Series: A new virtual energy community

HYDRO+ Series is a new platform that provides a virtual community for energy solutions, education, and networking. Hosted by HYDROVISION International and Hydro Review, it brings timely and informative content year-round. The free, monthly series of virtual events...

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Energy stats by state

Did you know that Washington state generated the most electricity from hydropower of any state and accounted for 24% of the nation's annual utility-scale hydroelectricity generation in 2019? You can access energy data and analysis by state on the U.S. Energy...

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Energyshed: Geography + Power Supply + Consumption

Your electricity could come from as far away as another state. Many communities are investigating how to reuse and capture more locally derived water to improve efficiency, decrease their dependence on water transported from long distances, and use less. The Office of...

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Clean Currents 2021: NHA hosts inaugural event

The National Hydropower Association (NHA) is hosting its first Clean Currents event, a waterpower tradeshow and conference, on Oct. 20-22, 2021, in Atlanta, GA. Clean Currents will showcase innovative solutions, thought leadership and exclusive educational...

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Learn the basics of hydropower

Learn the basics of how hydropower works and watch the "Hydropower 101" video from the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.... Hydropower technologies generate power by using a dam or diversion structure to alter the natural flow of a river or other...

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HYDROVISION International 2021, Sept. 21-23, Spokane, WA

Exhibits, industry professionals, education, one-on-one meetings, networking, a multi-track summit, and more — all at the HYDROVISION International 2021 event slated for Sept. 21-23, 2021, in Spokane, Wash. HYDROVISION International is the largest gathering of...

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Hydropower Foundation hosts Hydro Think Tank, August 16-18

The Hydropower Foundation is hosting a Hydro Think Tank™ on August 16-18, 2022, at Grand Coulee Dam. This competition is designed for students interested in a career in hydropower and provides hands-on experience, a behind-the-scenes look at a hydropower...

TransAlta plans battery energy storage facility

TransAlta has asked for approval to build a 180 MW/360 MWh battery energy storage system on land that is part of the Ghost Hydro-electric facility near Cochrane, Alberta. The utility said it plans a two-phase approach to construction with Phase 1 constructed,...

2022 HYDROVISION International, an in-person event, July 12-14

HYDROVISION International® will be an in-person event on July 12-14, 2022, in Denver, Colo. Exhibitors can book space now for the 2022 event. "Connecting the Global Community of Hydro Visionaries," the event draws attendees from 48 countries around the world: 82%...

What is hydropower pumped storage?

As Washington moves toward clean energy production and enhanced battery storage, the two following articles explain the story of hydro's pumped storage: Projects would invest billions on Lake Roosevelt for needed renewable-energy storage, but hurdles are high New...

Infrastructure bill provides incentives to modernize hydropower

Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the more than $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Also known as the bipartisan infrastructure framework (BIF), the Senate approved the bill in August. The BIF represents a core piece of...

EIA expects 14 percent decline in 2021 hydropower generation

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects U.S. hydropower generation to decline 14 percent amid 2021 drought. Extreme and exceptional drought conditions affected much of the western United States, especially California and states in the Pacific...

HYDRO+ Series: A new virtual energy community

HYDRO+ Series is a new platform that provides a virtual community for energy solutions, education, and networking. Hosted by HYDROVISION International and Hydro Review, it brings timely and informative content year-round. The free, monthly series of virtual events...

Get ready for HYDROVISION International, Sept. 21-23, in Spokane!

Prepare now to attend HYDROVISION International, this year's event is close to home in Spokane! There will be a Live Event and a Virtual Event. Get all the details here: www.hydroevent.com Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hydrovisionintl  

Hydropower Foundation hosts Hydro Think Tank, August 16-18

The Hydropower Foundation is hosting a Hydro Think Tank™ on August 16-18, 2022, at Grand Coulee Dam. This competition is designed for students interested in a career in hydropower and provides hands-on experience, a behind-the-scenes look at a hydropower...

TransAlta plans battery energy storage facility

TransAlta has asked for approval to build a 180 MW/360 MWh battery energy storage system on land that is part of the Ghost Hydro-electric facility near Cochrane, Alberta. The utility said it plans a two-phase approach to construction with Phase 1 constructed,...

2022 HYDROVISION International, an in-person event, July 12-14

HYDROVISION International® will be an in-person event on July 12-14, 2022, in Denver, Colo. Exhibitors can book space now for the 2022 event. "Connecting the Global Community of Hydro Visionaries," the event draws attendees from 48 countries around the world: 82%...

What is hydropower pumped storage?

As Washington moves toward clean energy production and enhanced battery storage, the two following articles explain the story of hydro's pumped storage: Projects would invest billions on Lake Roosevelt for needed renewable-energy storage, but hurdles are high New...

Oregon startup aims to improve battery storage capacity

ESS Tech Inc. of Oregon is using flow battery technology to meet the need for long-duration energy storage with batteries that can discharge electricity for up to 12 hours. Flow batteries have the potential to be an important part of the energy transition because they...

read more

The future of offshore and onshore wind power

The world's leading wind power experts were asked to predict what the industry will look like in 2035. The results from those surveyed indicate that wind power development projects will more frequently be paired with batteries or hydrogen production. Also, cost...

read more

‘Troops to Energy Jobs’ virtual career fair, May 24

The energy industry has a large need for skilled trade professionals, engineers, technicians, plant operators, cybersecurity experts, and business professionals. The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is hosting a free, virtual career fair recruitment...

read more

Floating offshore wind industry becoming more competitive

As the offshore wind industry is becoming increasingly competitive, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is set to hold its first lease auctions for rights to develop waters off the Pacific Coast this fall. Interest in California offshore wind leases is...

read more

Turning methane from Washington landfills into biofuels

Washington state aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and one way is to capture natural gas emissions at landfills and to use the methane for biofuels. State legislation to reduce emissions would require methane collection systems at large landfills. A capture...

read more

Hydropower Foundation hosts Hydro Think Tank, August 16-18

The Hydropower Foundation is hosting a Hydro Think Tank™ on August 16-18, 2022, at Grand Coulee Dam. This competition is designed for students interested in a career in hydropower and provides hands-on experience, a behind-the-scenes look at a hydropower...

read more

Banks adding EV charging stations and solar power

Chase bank said it plans to install electric vehicle charging stations at 50 of the bank's retail branches in the U.S. beginning this summer. It also said it plans to add on-site solar power generation to roughly 400 additional branches by the end of the year. The...

read more

Women in Public Power: making the workforce more inclusive

At the recent Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo in Austin, Texas, on March 25-26, women in utility linework were showcased. "While women still comprise a very small percentage of lineworkers, the women who have previously and currently do this frontline work have paved...

read more

Energy Careers 2022 virtual career fair, April 28

The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is hosting a virtual career event on April 28, 2022. Energy Careers 2022 offers anyone interested in the energy industry a chance to gain insight into the range of energy sector job opportunities, benefits, next step...

read more

Oregon startup aims to improve battery storage capacity

ESS Tech Inc. of Oregon is using flow battery technology to meet the need for long-duration energy storage with batteries that can discharge electricity for up to 12 hours. Flow batteries have the potential to be an important part of the energy transition because they...

Wind and solar to bring big increase in electricity this summer

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects the largest increases in U.S. electric power generation this summer to come from renewable energy sources. Wind and solar power generators will be the biggest contributors to the increase, both have grown...

The future of offshore and onshore wind power

The world's leading wind power experts were asked to predict what the industry will look like in 2035. The results from those surveyed indicate that wind power development projects will more frequently be paired with batteries or hydrogen production. Also, cost...

‘Troops to Energy Jobs’ virtual career fair, May 24

The energy industry has a large need for skilled trade professionals, engineers, technicians, plant operators, cybersecurity experts, and business professionals. The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is hosting a free, virtual career fair recruitment...

Floating offshore wind industry becoming more competitive

As the offshore wind industry is becoming increasingly competitive, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is set to hold its first lease auctions for rights to develop waters off the Pacific Coast this fall. Interest in California offshore wind leases is...

Turning methane from Washington landfills into biofuels

Washington state aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and one way is to capture natural gas emissions at landfills and to use the methane for biofuels. State legislation to reduce emissions would require methane collection systems at large landfills. A capture...

Oregon startup aims to improve battery storage capacity

ESS Tech Inc. of Oregon is using flow battery technology to meet the need for long-duration energy storage with batteries that can discharge electricity for up to 12 hours. Flow batteries have the potential to be an important part of the energy transition because they...

Wind and solar to bring big increase in electricity this summer

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects the largest increases in U.S. electric power generation this summer to come from renewable energy sources. Wind and solar power generators will be the biggest contributors to the increase, both have grown...

The future of offshore and onshore wind power

The world's leading wind power experts were asked to predict what the industry will look like in 2035. The results from those surveyed indicate that wind power development projects will more frequently be paired with batteries or hydrogen production. Also, cost...

‘Troops to Energy Jobs’ virtual career fair, May 24

The energy industry has a large need for skilled trade professionals, engineers, technicians, plant operators, cybersecurity experts, and business professionals. The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is hosting a free, virtual career fair recruitment...

Banks adding EV charging stations and solar power

Chase bank said it plans to install electric vehicle charging stations at 50 of the bank's retail branches in the U.S. beginning this summer. It also said it plans to add on-site solar power generation to roughly 400 additional branches by the end of the year. The...

read more

U.S. clean energy investments topped $100B in 2021

The U.S. experienced record spending of new capital in 2021 to support the transition to a lower-carbon economy. A record number of electric vehicles sold and contributions to the power grid from zero-carbon renewable sources were surpassed. The U.S. now invests...

read more

Solar canopies over irrigation canals, a first in California

A project near Modesto, California, would generate renewable energy while saving water. Solar panel canopies over sections of the Turlock Irrigation District’s canal system would generate renewable electricity, shade the sun, reduce evaporation and save water for...

read more

Repowering power plants with renewable and hybrid energy

From coal to natural gas, retrofitting aging facilities, and transitioning to hybrid power plants — all are occurring as new technologies make older facilities new again. Repowering involves replacing aging generating units at thermal plants with new, higher-capacity...

read more

Why Texas is the nation’s clean energy leader

Leading the nation in new renewable energy capacity, Texas leads the competition and is expected to continue as the leader. The state had 7,352 megawatts of new wind, solar and energy storage projects come online during 2021, according to a recent report by the...

read more

Trends to look for in 2022 for renewable energy

Supply chains, labor markets, transmission investments, EV growth, and federal policies are among the projected trends in renewable energy for 2022. Continued momentum in the clean energy industry is forecasted over the course of 2022, including four possible trends...

read more

Solar to make up half of generating capacity in 2022

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) says nearly half of planned capacity additions in 2022 will be solar energy resources. The 21.5 GW of solar expected to come online in 2022 surpasses last year's 15.5 GW. EIA said it expects 46.1 GW of new utility-scale...

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Economic benefits drive the clean energy transition

The shift to carbon-free energy is gaining momentum, due largely to economic benefits. Economists and analysts are making the case that the transition will lead to cost savings on a massive scale. Academic research supports the concept that the costs of technology...

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Climate Alliance for Jobs & Clean Energy

The Climate Alliance for Jobs & Clean Energy is a coalition of environmental advocates, labor unions, health professionals, businesses, faith communities, and communities of color, working with tribal nations, plus thousands of volunteers from across Washington...

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Washington State Solar Summit, Oct. 22

The 2021 Washington State Solar Summit, hosted by Solar Washington, takes place October 22, 2021, at the Lynnwood Convention Center in Lynnwood, WA. The hybrid conference will be in-person with an option to attend virtually, and includes the exhibition and reception....

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Following the energy transition in 50 states

How is the energy transition playing out in our 50 states? The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported this month that for the first time the U.S. generated more electricity from renewable sources in 2020 than from coal. During this historic transition to...

read more

Database of state incentives for renewable energy

Find out what each state is doing regarding renewable energy policies and incentives. The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at North Carolina State University. It is the most...

read more

Wind and solar to bring big increase in electricity this summer

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects the largest increases in U.S. electric power generation this summer to come from renewable energy sources. Wind and solar power generators will be the biggest contributors to the increase, both have grown...

Banks adding EV charging stations and solar power

Chase bank said it plans to install electric vehicle charging stations at 50 of the bank's retail branches in the U.S. beginning this summer. It also said it plans to add on-site solar power generation to roughly 400 additional branches by the end of the year. The...

U.S. clean energy investments topped $100B in 2021

The U.S. experienced record spending of new capital in 2021 to support the transition to a lower-carbon economy. A record number of electric vehicles sold and contributions to the power grid from zero-carbon renewable sources were surpassed. The U.S. now invests...

Solar canopies over irrigation canals, a first in California

A project near Modesto, California, would generate renewable energy while saving water. Solar panel canopies over sections of the Turlock Irrigation District’s canal system would generate renewable electricity, shade the sun, reduce evaporation and save water for...

Repowering power plants with renewable and hybrid energy

From coal to natural gas, retrofitting aging facilities, and transitioning to hybrid power plants — all are occurring as new technologies make older facilities new again. Repowering involves replacing aging generating units at thermal plants with new, higher-capacity...

Why Texas is the nation’s clean energy leader

Leading the nation in new renewable energy capacity, Texas leads the competition and is expected to continue as the leader. The state had 7,352 megawatts of new wind, solar and energy storage projects come online during 2021, according to a recent report by the...

Trends to look for in 2022 for renewable energy

Supply chains, labor markets, transmission investments, EV growth, and federal policies are among the projected trends in renewable energy for 2022. Continued momentum in the clean energy industry is forecasted over the course of 2022, including four possible trends...

Solar to make up half of generating capacity in 2022

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) says nearly half of planned capacity additions in 2022 will be solar energy resources. The 21.5 GW of solar expected to come online in 2022 surpasses last year's 15.5 GW. EIA said it expects 46.1 GW of new utility-scale...

Wind and solar to bring big increase in electricity this summer

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects the largest increases in U.S. electric power generation this summer to come from renewable energy sources. Wind and solar power generators will be the biggest contributors to the increase, both have grown...

Banks adding EV charging stations and solar power

Chase bank said it plans to install electric vehicle charging stations at 50 of the bank's retail branches in the U.S. beginning this summer. It also said it plans to add on-site solar power generation to roughly 400 additional branches by the end of the year. The...

U.S. clean energy investments topped $100B in 2021

The U.S. experienced record spending of new capital in 2021 to support the transition to a lower-carbon economy. A record number of electric vehicles sold and contributions to the power grid from zero-carbon renewable sources were surpassed. The U.S. now invests...

Solar canopies over irrigation canals, a first in California

A project near Modesto, California, would generate renewable energy while saving water. Solar panel canopies over sections of the Turlock Irrigation District’s canal system would generate renewable electricity, shade the sun, reduce evaporation and save water for...

The DOE strategy to secure America’s clean energy supply chain

The Department of Energy's report released last month, America’s Strategy to Secure the Supply Chain for a Robust Clean Energy Transition, lays out the first-ever, comprehensive strategy to establish America’s role as a global leader in clean energy manufacturing and...

Challenges for the future of ‘clean hydrogen’

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) recently released a report showing that many opportunities exist for clean hydrogen's growth, but government leadership would be critical in achieving decarbonization goals. That includes...

Coal and freight contributed to surge in 2021 emissions

Pre-pandemic levels of carbon dioxide emissions in 2021 after years of steady decline were due to coal and freight transportation, according to a recent report. The uptick occurred largely due to a 17 percent jump in coal-fired power generation, the first annual...

Solar to make up half of generating capacity in 2022

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) says nearly half of planned capacity additions in 2022 will be solar energy resources. The 21.5 GW of solar expected to come online in 2022 surpasses last year's 15.5 GW. EIA said it expects 46.1 GW of new utility-scale...

EIA releases short-term energy outlook

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its short-term energy outlook (STEO) on Jan. 11, 2022, the first to include forecasts for 2023. According to the forecast, the total energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions increased by 6.2% in 2021 as...

Detailed look at the 2021 State Energy Strategy

The Washington State Department of Commerce offers a detailed look at how the state's energy strategy can nearly eliminate the use of climate-threatening fossil fuels while growing and maintaining a prosperous economy. The Washington 2021 State Energy Strategy covers...

Following the energy transition in 50 states

How is the energy transition playing out in our 50 states? The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported this month that for the first time the U.S. generated more electricity from renewable sources in 2020 than from coal. During this historic transition to...

Database of state incentives for renewable energy

Find out what each state is doing regarding renewable energy policies and incentives. The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at North Carolina State University. It is the most...

Renewable energy sources become more prevalent

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), renewables became the second-most prevalent U.S. electricity source in 2020. Wind, hydroelectric, solar, biomass, and geothermal energy generated a record 834 billion kilowatthours (kWh) of electricity,...

The DOE strategy to secure America’s clean energy supply chain

The Department of Energy's report released last month, America’s Strategy to Secure the Supply Chain for a Robust Clean Energy Transition, lays out the first-ever, comprehensive strategy to establish America’s role as a global leader in clean energy manufacturing and...

Challenges for the future of ‘clean hydrogen’

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) recently released a report showing that many opportunities exist for clean hydrogen's growth, but government leadership would be critical in achieving decarbonization goals. That includes...

Coal and freight contributed to surge in 2021 emissions

Pre-pandemic levels of carbon dioxide emissions in 2021 after years of steady decline were due to coal and freight transportation, according to a recent report. The uptick occurred largely due to a 17 percent jump in coal-fired power generation, the first annual...

Solar to make up half of generating capacity in 2022

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) says nearly half of planned capacity additions in 2022 will be solar energy resources. The 21.5 GW of solar expected to come online in 2022 surpasses last year's 15.5 GW. EIA said it expects 46.1 GW of new utility-scale...

Oregon startup aims to improve battery storage capacity

ESS Tech Inc. of Oregon is using flow battery technology to meet the need for long-duration energy storage with batteries that can discharge electricity for up to 12 hours. Flow batteries have the potential to be an important part of the energy transition because they...

read more

Cybersecurity and Building a Better Grid

The DOE's Building a Better Grid initiative, launched early this year, intends to create a more robust transmission system that will restore the nation's electrical grid through expanded access and greater resilience. The initiative includes strengthening the grid to...

read more

Repowering power plants with renewable and hybrid energy

From coal to natural gas, retrofitting aging facilities, and transitioning to hybrid power plants — all are occurring as new technologies make older facilities new again. Repowering involves replacing aging generating units at thermal plants with new, higher-capacity...

read more

TransAlta plans battery energy storage facility

TransAlta has asked for approval to build a 180 MW/360 MWh battery energy storage system on land that is part of the Ghost Hydro-electric facility near Cochrane, Alberta. The utility said it plans a two-phase approach to construction with Phase 1 constructed,...

read more

Bonneville Power apprenticeships open in January 2022

The Clean Energy Center of Excellence has received advance notice of apprenticeships opening in January 2022. Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) will be hiring up to 30 apprentices: 10 linemen apprentices, 10 electrician apprentices, and 10 operator/substation...

read more

Public Power Week: Oct. 3-9

Public power utilities across the U.S. celebrate an annual "Public Power Week" the first week of October. The event helps customers and stakeholders engage with their community-owned utility and benefit from its offerings. The American Public Power Association...

read more

‘Grid of the Future’ needed for U.S. climate goals

Last week's Climate Week brought corporations together, pledging to decarbonize and hasten the urgency to transition from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy and address threats posed by climate change. To meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and continue...

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Pacific Coast Collaborative: Transitioning to clean energy

The Pacific Coast Collaborative consists of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, and the cities of Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles — all working together to build the low carbon economy of the future. With a...

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Public Power Jobs

The American Public Power Association (APPA) is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. Visit the APPA Career Center for job listings and employers hiring. Learn more: www.publicpower.org  

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Energyshed: Geography + Power Supply + Consumption

Your electricity could come from as far away as another state. Many communities are investigating how to reuse and capture more locally derived water to improve efficiency, decrease their dependence on water transported from long distances, and use less. The Office of...

read more

Oregon startup aims to improve battery storage capacity

ESS Tech Inc. of Oregon is using flow battery technology to meet the need for long-duration energy storage with batteries that can discharge electricity for up to 12 hours. Flow batteries have the potential to be an important part of the energy transition because they...

Cybersecurity and Building a Better Grid

The DOE's Building a Better Grid initiative, launched early this year, intends to create a more robust transmission system that will restore the nation's electrical grid through expanded access and greater resilience. The initiative includes strengthening the grid to...

Repowering power plants with renewable and hybrid energy

From coal to natural gas, retrofitting aging facilities, and transitioning to hybrid power plants — all are occurring as new technologies make older facilities new again. Repowering involves replacing aging generating units at thermal plants with new, higher-capacity...

TransAlta plans battery energy storage facility

TransAlta has asked for approval to build a 180 MW/360 MWh battery energy storage system on land that is part of the Ghost Hydro-electric facility near Cochrane, Alberta. The utility said it plans a two-phase approach to construction with Phase 1 constructed,...

Bonneville Power apprenticeships open in January 2022

The Clean Energy Center of Excellence has received advance notice of apprenticeships opening in January 2022. Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) will be hiring up to 30 apprentices: 10 linemen apprentices, 10 electrician apprentices, and 10 operator/substation...

Public Power Week: Oct. 3-9

Public power utilities across the U.S. celebrate an annual "Public Power Week" the first week of October. The event helps customers and stakeholders engage with their community-owned utility and benefit from its offerings. The American Public Power Association...

‘Grid of the Future’ needed for U.S. climate goals

Last week's Climate Week brought corporations together, pledging to decarbonize and hasten the urgency to transition from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy and address threats posed by climate change. To meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and continue...

Oregon startup aims to improve battery storage capacity

ESS Tech Inc. of Oregon is using flow battery technology to meet the need for long-duration energy storage with batteries that can discharge electricity for up to 12 hours. Flow batteries have the potential to be an important part of the energy transition because they...

Cybersecurity and Building a Better Grid

The DOE's Building a Better Grid initiative, launched early this year, intends to create a more robust transmission system that will restore the nation's electrical grid through expanded access and greater resilience. The initiative includes strengthening the grid to...

Repowering power plants with renewable and hybrid energy

From coal to natural gas, retrofitting aging facilities, and transitioning to hybrid power plants — all are occurring as new technologies make older facilities new again. Repowering involves replacing aging generating units at thermal plants with new, higher-capacity...

Oregon startup aims to improve battery storage capacity

ESS Tech Inc. of Oregon is using flow battery technology to meet the need for long-duration energy storage with batteries that can discharge electricity for up to 12 hours. Flow batteries have the potential to be an important part of the energy transition because they...

read more

The future of offshore and onshore wind power

The world's leading wind power experts were asked to predict what the industry will look like in 2035. The results from those surveyed indicate that wind power development projects will more frequently be paired with batteries or hydrogen production. Also, cost...

read more

‘Troops to Energy Jobs’ virtual career fair, May 24

The energy industry has a large need for skilled trade professionals, engineers, technicians, plant operators, cybersecurity experts, and business professionals. The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is hosting a free, virtual career fair recruitment...

read more

Floating offshore wind industry becoming more competitive

As the offshore wind industry is becoming increasingly competitive, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is set to hold its first lease auctions for rights to develop waters off the Pacific Coast this fall. Interest in California offshore wind leases is...

read more

Turning methane from Washington landfills into biofuels

Washington state aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and one way is to capture natural gas emissions at landfills and to use the methane for biofuels. State legislation to reduce emissions would require methane collection systems at large landfills. A capture...

read more

Hydropower Foundation hosts Hydro Think Tank, August 16-18

The Hydropower Foundation is hosting a Hydro Think Tank™ on August 16-18, 2022, at Grand Coulee Dam. This competition is designed for students interested in a career in hydropower and provides hands-on experience, a behind-the-scenes look at a hydropower...

read more

Banks adding EV charging stations and solar power

Chase bank said it plans to install electric vehicle charging stations at 50 of the bank's retail branches in the U.S. beginning this summer. It also said it plans to add on-site solar power generation to roughly 400 additional branches by the end of the year. The...

read more

Women in Public Power: making the workforce more inclusive

At the recent Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo in Austin, Texas, on March 25-26, women in utility linework were showcased. "While women still comprise a very small percentage of lineworkers, the women who have previously and currently do this frontline work have paved...

read more

Energy Careers 2022 virtual career fair, April 28

The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is hosting a virtual career event on April 28, 2022. Energy Careers 2022 offers anyone interested in the energy industry a chance to gain insight into the range of energy sector job opportunities, benefits, next step...

read more

Oregon startup aims to improve battery storage capacity

ESS Tech Inc. of Oregon is using flow battery technology to meet the need for long-duration energy storage with batteries that can discharge electricity for up to 12 hours. Flow batteries have the potential to be an important part of the energy transition because they...

Wind and solar to bring big increase in electricity this summer

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects the largest increases in U.S. electric power generation this summer to come from renewable energy sources. Wind and solar power generators will be the biggest contributors to the increase, both have grown...

The future of offshore and onshore wind power

The world's leading wind power experts were asked to predict what the industry will look like in 2035. The results from those surveyed indicate that wind power development projects will more frequently be paired with batteries or hydrogen production. Also, cost...

‘Troops to Energy Jobs’ virtual career fair, May 24

The energy industry has a large need for skilled trade professionals, engineers, technicians, plant operators, cybersecurity experts, and business professionals. The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is hosting a free, virtual career fair recruitment...

Floating offshore wind industry becoming more competitive

As the offshore wind industry is becoming increasingly competitive, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is set to hold its first lease auctions for rights to develop waters off the Pacific Coast this fall. Interest in California offshore wind leases is...

Turning methane from Washington landfills into biofuels

Washington state aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and one way is to capture natural gas emissions at landfills and to use the methane for biofuels. State legislation to reduce emissions would require methane collection systems at large landfills. A capture...

Oregon startup aims to improve battery storage capacity

ESS Tech Inc. of Oregon is using flow battery technology to meet the need for long-duration energy storage with batteries that can discharge electricity for up to 12 hours. Flow batteries have the potential to be an important part of the energy transition because they...

Wind and solar to bring big increase in electricity this summer

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects the largest increases in U.S. electric power generation this summer to come from renewable energy sources. Wind and solar power generators will be the biggest contributors to the increase, both have grown...

The future of offshore and onshore wind power

The world's leading wind power experts were asked to predict what the industry will look like in 2035. The results from those surveyed indicate that wind power development projects will more frequently be paired with batteries or hydrogen production. Also, cost...

‘Troops to Energy Jobs’ virtual career fair, May 24

The energy industry has a large need for skilled trade professionals, engineers, technicians, plant operators, cybersecurity experts, and business professionals. The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is hosting a free, virtual career fair recruitment...

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About the Center

The Clean Energy Center of Excellence is a statewide resource that represents the interests of the energy industry, and our labor partners, within the Washington State Community and Technical Colleges system. We exist to narrow the gap between employers’ demands for a highly skilled workforce and the colleges’ ability to supply work-ready graduates. We convene industry and labor to help drive workforce development initiatives — and coordinate community college resources after industry and labor set the direction.
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