NREL Conduit Blog

The NREL Conduit Blog discusses research relevant to state, local, and Tribal governments. Contributing authors provide posts related to events, policy analysis, and decision support outcomes to inform the market in a credible and timely fashion.

Strengthening Solar Photovoltaic Systems Ahead of Hurricane Season

June 30, 2022 by Kerrin Jeromin

NREL has supported Puerto Rico in energy planning since the devastating 2017 hurricane season and has recently developed a new resource to help protect photovoltaic (PV) systems from extreme weather.

Sherry Stout Takes the Lead as State, Local, Tribal Program Manager

June 17, 2022 by Kerrin Jeromin

Long-time NREL research engineer, Sherry Stout becomes the new laboratory program manager for NREL’s State, Local, and Tribal Program.

New, Self-Paced E-Learning Training Available for Weatherization Professionals

June 17, 2022 by Janna Babad

Developed by NREL, The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched a new, online training series tailored for Weatherization Assistance Program, (WAP) grantees.

Meet the State, Local, and Tribal Program Team: Jordan Burns

March 2, 2022

In this blog, meet Jordan Burns, a risk and resilience researcher who serves as the subprogram lead for the Energy Transitions Initiative (ETI).

Meet the State, Local, and Tribal Program Team: Chuck Kurnik

Jan. 10, 2022

In this blog, meet Chuck Kurnik, senior engineer and weatherization subprogram lead. Our “Meet the Team” blog series highlights the staff within NREL’s State, Local, and Tribal Program.

New Report Provides Highlights of the State, Local, and Tribal Program Accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2021

Dec. 9, 2021 by Brooke Van Zandt, Kerrin Jeromin

If NREL had to “show-and-tell” the human impacts of its work today, what would stand out? The State, Local, and Tribal Program (SLT) team’s fiscal year (FY) 2021 accomplishments would.

October 30 Marked Weatherization Day

Nov. 5, 2021

On Weatherization Day, October 30, NREL joined the U.S. Department of Energy in celebrating 45 years of Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) successes.

SLOPE Illuminates Milwaukee's Options for Achieving Energy and Equity Goals

Oct. 7, 2021

Milwaukee turned to NREL's State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE) Platform to better understand its energy use and clean energy potential.

NREL Customized Technical Assistance Can Support Jurisdictional Energy and Climate Goals

Sept. 1, 2021

As more states and local jurisdictions prioritize clean energy projects to meet national and global climate targets, NREL is ready to support these efforts with customizable technical support services.

NREL Draws on Experience to Expand Equitable Energy Access to State, Local, and Tribal Communities

March 29, 2021

Clean energy is clearly the future, but currently is not accessible to everyone. NREL is committed to continue efforts to expand energy access deeper into communities and address energy inequities.