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Exploring Energy

Join MREA on the first Wednesday of each month at noon for a series of virtual, lunch-time presentations exploring energy issues impacting Montana.

exploring energyThe Montana Renewable Energy Association is excited to launch Exploring Energy – a monthly series of virtual, lunch-time presentations exploring energy issues impacting Montana. Join MREA and our guest speakers as we explore topics related to renewable energy technology, tackle the latest trends in energy development, and connect with experts from across the industries and fields working on the future of our energy system.

Each presentation will be hosted on the first Wednesday of the month at 12:00 pm MT when we will explore energy here in the Big Sky and beyond!

>> Please register ahead of time using this link <<

You only need to register once. After you register, you will be able to attend any of the following presentations.

Schedule and Speakers

More topics to be announced – save the date!

February 2 – Nuclear Energy
March 2 – Storage and Batteries
April 6 – more information coming soon
May 4 – more information coming soon
June 1 – more information coming soon
July 6 – more information coming soon
August 3 – more information coming soon
September 7 – more information coming soon
October 5 – more information coming soon
November 2 – more information coming soon
December 7 – more information coming soon


Past Presentations and Recordings

January 5: Third Party Financing
Across the country, Americans are using third-party financing to help pay for solar and other distributed generation projects. Third-party financing, like solar leases and power purchase agreements, offers new ways for homes, businesses, schools, libraries, and governments to cover the up-front cost of an installation. For various reasons, third-party financing hasn't taken off in Montana – until now. Join MREA and our guest speakers as we explore the basics of third-party financing, the success other states have had, and how the Missoula County Jail project has demonstrated how this model could work here in Montana.
Guest Speakers:
Jenny Heeter, Senior Energy Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Diana Maneta, Sustainability Program Manager, Missoula County