Webinar & Events - 2018

State Programs for Clean Energy in Local Jurisdictions: Examples from New York and Oregon

July 11, 2018

This webinar highlighted two winning programs from CESA’s 2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards: New York’s Clean Energy Communities Program and Oregon’s Renewable Energy Development Grant Program.

Resilient Power in Practice: Lessons Learned from the Field

June 27, 2018

Guest speakers from American Microgrid Solutions and muGrid Analytics explained how a project can be modeled and developed and shared some of their experiences and a few practical lessons learned from working with resilient power technologies the field.

The Future of Electrification and What It Means for Clean Energy

June 26, 2018

Francisco de la Chesnaye presented the findings of the Electric Power Research Institute’s newly published “U.S. National Electrification Assessment,” which examines four possible pathways of how electrification could proceed in the coming years and decades.

Electricity Affordability Metrics for the U.S.

June 14, 2018

Through the U.S. DOE’s Grid Modernization Lab Consortium, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed electricity affordability metrics at the state and county levels for the United States. This webinar introduced a simple spreadsheet interface to map these electricity affordability metrics.

Cutting Demand Charges with Battery Storage

June 5, 2018

Stephen Kelley of ENGIE Storage explained how battery storage can reduce demand charges for commercial customers, and addressed common questions that building owners and energy managers may have.

ISO-NE’s CASPR and State RPSs

May 23, 2018

Competitive Auctions with Sponsored Resources (CASPR) is a modification to ISO New England’s Forward Capacity Auction. This webinar explained CASPR and its implications for renewables.

Solar Consumer Protection Workshop

May 17, 2018

This workshop helped state officials identify and implement solar consumer protection strategies.

CESA Spring 2018 Membership Meeting

May 15, 2018

CESA’s annual Members Meeting took place in May in Chicago, IL. Sessions covered a wide range of topics, including the implications of evolving utility business models, low-income solar, energy storage, and ways in which smart grids can provide opportunities for distributed generation.

Update on the California SGIP Energy Storage Incentive

May 9, 2018

California’s Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) is the country’s premiere energy storage rebate program. This webinar featured a presentation by Andrea Woodall, an SGIP project manager, on the program’s design, progress, results and lessons learned to date.

The Market Value of Offshore Wind on the U.S. East Coast

May 4, 2018

A new study by Berkeley Lab finds that the market value of offshore wind varies significantly along the U.S. East Coast, depending on the time-varying wind resource profile at a given site, as well as local pricing and market rules within the regional power market.