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The Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program

April 12, 2017

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is in the process of implementing a new solar incentive program designed to maintain robust growth in the number of solar installations while reducing costs for ratepayers. Learn more about this program in a webinar presentation featuring Kaitlin Kelly, RPS Program Coordinator at DOER.

Implementing Expanded RPSs in Illinois and Michigan

March 10, 2017

In late-2016, both Illinois and Michigan strengthened and extended their RPSs. In this webinar, Brian Granahan of the Illinois Power Agency and Katie Trachsel of the Michigan Public Service Commission described their states’ new laws and explained how the states are preparing for implementation.

Implementing Expanded RPSs in Oregon and Rhode Island

January 25, 2017

In 2016, both Oregon and Rhode Island strengthened and extended their RPSs. In this webinar, Rebecca Smith (Senior Policy Analyst at the Oregon Department of Energy) and Linda George (Senior Legal Counsel at the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission) described their states’ new RPS laws and explained how the states are preparing for implementation.

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.

Grid Modernization and Renewable Portfolio Standards

October 11, 2016

In this webinar, hosted by CESA’s RPS Collaborative, guest speakers from LBNL and NREL discussed research and technical assistance opportunities to help state regulators and policymakers better plan for grid modernization, and how grid modernization could impact RPS goal setting and implementation.

State Leadership in Clean Energy: Award-Winning Programs in New Hampshire and Rhode Island

July 13, 2016

This webinar highlighted two winning programs from CESA’s 2016 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards: New Hampshire’s Useful Thermal Energy Certificate (T-REC) Program, and Rhode Island’s System Reliability Procurement Solar Distributed Generation Pilot Project.

The EPA Clean Power Plan and State RPS Programs

June 23, 2016

This webinar covered highlights from a recent RPS Collaborative Report on the relationship between EPA’s Clean Power Plan and state RPSs. Report author Ed Holt presented.

RPS Collaborative Webinar: A Tale of Two Grids

May 25, 2016

This webinar looked at the future of the electric grid and states’ approaches to grid modernization.

Impacts of Federal Tax Credit Extensions on Renewable Deployment and Power Sector Emissions

March 18, 2016

NREL has released a new report exploring the likely impacts of recently extended federal tax credits on the deployment of renewable generation and on CO2 emissions. CESA is hosting a webinar with the report’s lead author, Trieu Mai, to discuss the report’s findings.