Webinar & Events - Renewable Portfolio Standards

RPS Webinar: Implications of FERC Order 1000

February 25, 2013

This month’s RPS webinar will focus on the important topic of FERC Order 1000 and its implications for state RPS managers and other state officials.

RPS Webinar: Solar Valuation in Utility Planning Studies

January 16, 2013

This RPS Collaborative webinar will feature Andrew Mills of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) discussing new research on solar valuation that he and his colleague, Ryan Wiser, have recently published.

2012 National Summit on RPS – December 3-4th in Washington, DC

December 3, 2012

2012 National Summit on RPS for the members of the State-Federal RPS Collaborative.

RPS Webinar: Updates from Ohio and Oregon

November 5, 2012

This webinar, hosted by CESA’s State-Federal RPS Collaborative, features presentations by Stuart Siegfried, Environmental Specialist, Ohio Public Utilities Commission, and Rebecca O’Neil, Senior Policy Analyst, Oregon Department of Energy.

RPS Webinar: Structuring RPSs to Recognize the Value of Installed Renewable Capacity

October 3, 2012

This webinar will focus on a proposal to give special credit within renewable portfolio standards to technologies and projects that contribute to reserve margins. Adil Caner Sener wrote about this topic in an article in The Electricity Journal (“Redefining Renewable Portfolio Standards: The Value of Installed Capacity,” Jan./Feb. 2011). He will present his ideas in the webinar.

CESA/RPS Webinar: Renewable Solar Thermal

May 30, 2012

This webinar will focus on the technical status, cost effectiveness, market barriers, and greenhouse gas benefits associated with four technologies for residential and commercial building applications – solar water and space heating, high efficiency air- and ground-source heat pumps, clean and high efficiency wood pellet and chip boilers, and biodiesel blended with fuel oil.

RPS Webinar: RPS and Cost Containment Options

April 24, 2012

This month’s webinar for the State-Federal RPS Collaborative will focus on the various ways in which states have sought to limit the cost of their RPS.

Solar Thermal Trends, Performance-Based Incentives, and RPS

March 30, 2012

This webinar will feature three presentations looking at solar thermal from different vantage points. Les Nelson of the International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials will summarize market and costs trends for solar thermal technologies. James Critchfield will discuss US EPA’s initiative to work with stakeholders to create a US Heat Meter Standard, which will set requirements for the instrumentation and application of equipment used to measure the energy generation of thermal energy systems. Sam Watson of the North Carolina Utilities Commission will describe his state’s experiences with including solar thermal in its RPS, and will provide lessons learned.

RPS Webinar: Updates from Massachusetts and Arizona

February 29, 2012

The State-Federal RPS Collaborative is beginning a series of periodic webinars in which RPS administrators report on the current status of their RPS and describe recent developments. This month’s webinar will provide updates on the RPS programs and activities in Arizona and Massachusetts. The focus will be on program elements and developments that may be of interest to other states. The second half of the webinar will provide audience members with an opportunity for questions and discussion. Similar webinars on other states will be held every few months. In the intervening months, other types of webinars will be offered.

CESA – RPS Webinar: Reverse Auctions, Renewable Energy, and RPS

January 27, 2012

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) for the State-Federal RPS Collaborative, describes the advantages and disadvantages of the reverse auction approach, and provides advice for state policymakers who may wish to consider using reverse auctions. This webinar gives special attention to California’s Renewable Auction Mechanism.