About Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA)

Incorporated in 2002, the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) is a national, nonprofit coalition of public agencies and organizations working together to advance clean energy.

CESA works with state leaders, federal agencies, industry representatives, and other stakeholders to develop clean energy programs and inclusive renewable energy markets. CESA members—mostly state agencies—include many of the most innovative, successful, and influential public funders of clean energy initiatives in the country.

CESA's members represent diverse organizations, from state energy offices and public utilities commissions to municipally owned utilities to quasi-governmental and third-party entities specifically established to administer clean energy funding and programs.

CESA’s staff works with the members to support effective state and local policies, programs, and innovation in the clean energy generation sector, with an emphasis on renewable energy, financing strategies, economic development, and environmental justice. Activities include:

  • Information exchange and analysis: CESA supports a growing peer network of states interested in learning from each other and joining forces to expand the markets for clean energy technologies. CESA publishes several newsletters, hosts frequent webinars, and provides other opportunities for shared learning.
  • Partnership development: CESA jumpstarts new strategic partnerships between the states, the federal government, and private-sector players to accelerate clean energy investment.
  • Joint projects: CESA work with groups of states to tackle major challenges and to achieve their clean energy goals.
  • Client services: CESA delivers quality technical assistance and expertise on clean energy to its members. We work with the national energy labs to provide analysis of renewable energy technologies and markets. We also represent the interests of state clean energy programs in national forums.

Learn more about CESA’s project areas here.

Learn more about CESA’s history.

States policies and programs are the main driving force for renewable energy progress in the US. We encourage you to support CESA’s work to create a clean energy future.

Note: CESA is not a solar marketer, distributor, installer, or developer. CESA does not provide funding for projects, does not sell or endorse solar equipment, and does not provide commercial products of any kind.