June 1, 2019
CESA Project Director Nate Hausman will be presenting at the Solar Energy Innovation Symposium in Denver, CO on June 5-7. Nate will be presenting on CESA’s Multistate Initiative to Develop Solar in Locations that Provide Benefits to the Grid[projects/locational-value-of-distributed-energy-resources/]. As part of this project, CESA is working with state agencies in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Washington, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia to identify locations where solar and other DERs could increase the reliability and resilience of the electric grid. Other presenters will include Carrie Gill (RI Office of Energy Resources), Megan Levy (WI Office of Energy Innovation), and Yohannes Mariam (DC Office of the People’s Counsel).
May 25, 2019
CESA member organizations are working to make sure that renewable energy is accessible to everyone. A few notable programs and initiatives have recently made the news:
May 10, 2019
viz The Clean Energy States Alliance held our annual membership meeting in late April and early May. This year, the meeting was co-hosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO. Representatives from twenty-five state and federal agencies were in attendance. The event included presentations by clean energy experts and ample networking opportunities.
April 29, 2019
States in the Northeast are making great strides in advancing offshore wind development. Recently:
April 15, 2019
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and other California utilities have released an economic study of housing electrification costs and benefits. The study, Residential Building Electrification in California, assesses the energy savings, greenhouse gas savings, impacts to the electric grid and overall economics of residential building electrification for customers across many regions of California. Results show that electrification can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 60% in 2020 and up to 90% in 2050 compared to mixed-fuel homes.
March 25, 2019
The US Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office announced that CESA will receive funding for a three-year project that will build on three innovative low- and moderate-income (LMI) solar access and finance initiatives. The project will further develop these models and promote them in additional locations. The three initiatives are: (1) Efforts by Connecticut Green Bank to document the creditworthiness of LMI single-family homeowners and attract financial institutions, most notably PosiGen, to offer financing to the LMI solar market; (2) New Mexico State Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Department efforts to develop “PV-on-a Pole” prototypes to be manufactured inexpensively and installed widely at manufactured homes; (3) Efforts by Clean Energy Group, foundations, and affordable housing organizations to use loan guarantees and other credit enhancements to finance solar+battery storage for multifamily affordable housing. Learn more *here*.
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