– Kelly Speakes-Backman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The I-WEST initiative is targeting a strategy to achieve an equitable transition to carbon neutrality in the Intermountain West by 2035. Part of this strategy is to engage with regional stakeholders—ranging from technology developers and deployers to Sovereign Nations to state-level leaders and economic developers—to assess and better understand the current energy landscape.
There are several ways for regional stakeholders to get involved. I-WEST hosts state-based workshops to engage broadly with communities on issues related to energy transition; technology-focused workshops geared toward project developers working on clean-energy initiatives; cross-cutting workshops that focus on economics, policy, and water issues related to decarbonization; and finally, a seminar series that features experts on a wide range of energy topics. Materials from past events are available in timeline below.
June 14, 2022
The Intermountain West Energy Sustainability & Transitions (I-WEST) project is focused on delivering a regionally relevant technology roadmap to transition six U.S. states to a carbon-neutral energy economy. I-WEST encompasses Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. The project is taking a place-based approach, which prioritizes the geographical attributes, economic landscape, and societal readiness of the region.
I-WEST wants you to join the conversation on energy transition in the Intermountain West. We’re interested in hearing perspectives from regional tribes, local community leaders, special interest groups, educators, students, policy makers, project leaders, entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders. Schedule a listening session with us today!