Webinar & Events - 2016

McKnight Lane: A Rural Low-Income Resilient Solar+Storage Housing Project

December 14, 2016

This webinar presented the McKnight Lane Redevelopment Project, a clean, resilient, affordable housing community in rural Vermont. Guest speakers from VEIC, Sonnen and the Addison County Community Trust presented.

Solar Consumer Protection

December 8, 2016

Panelists from SEIA, Consumers Union, and CESA presented their perspectives on solar consumer protection and discussed the work their organizations are doing to ensure that distributed PV remains consumer friendly.

2016 National Summit on RPS

November 30, 2016

The premier RPS-related event of the year was held at the Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, DC. Attending the Summit is the best way to learn about developments and trends related to state RPSs and to network with many of the people from across the country who are most engaged in implementing and analyzing state RPS programs.

California’s 50 Percent RPS

November 21, 2016

Representatives from the California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission discussed how they are preparing for the 50 percent RPS target and the state of their plans.

Advice for States on Providing Solar Information to Consumers

November 17, 2016

This webinar provided an overview of CESA’s new guide for state program managers on providing solar information to consumers. The guide explains why states should provide consumer information on solar, describes the types of information that can be useful, and points out existing educational efforts by states and other entities that provide models and useful resource information.

The New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership: Results and Lessons Learned

November 3, 2016

In this webinar, CESA and its participating state partners discussed the New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership’s activities and accomplishments, as well as lessons learned from the project.

Improving Air Quality with Energy Storage: A New Deployment Strategy for Public Health and Environmental Equity

November 2, 2016

In this webinar hosted by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, energy experts from PSE Healthy Energy discussed the environmental and health benefits of displacing peaker plants with energy storage and demand response resources.

Energy Storage in Massachusetts: What the Study Said, and What’s Next

October 27, 2016

Massachusetts leapt to the forefront of state energy storage policy with its recently released study, “State of Charge.” In this webinar, hosted by CESA’s Energy Storage Technical Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), panelists explained the study’s results and discussed what’s next as the state rolls out a host of new energy storage policy and program initiatives.

Energy Storage in Sterling: A Massachusetts Municipal Microgrid

October 25, 2016

In this webinar hosted by CESA for the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), panelists discussed a new clean energy project that will provide vital resiliency and economic benefits to the town of Sterling, Massachusetts.

Northeast Ocean Planning and Offshore Wind

October 20, 2016

This webinar, hosted by Clean Energy Group for the Northeast Wind Resource Center, highlights the Northeast Ocean Plan and Rhode Island’s Ocean Special Area Management Plan and the public processes leading to comprehensive ocean management regulations that protect ocean resources and activities.