CESA Webinars & Events

Below is the list of our upcoming and most recent webinars. All of our webinars are free to attend, but registration is required. Click on the titles of the upcoming webinars below to read more and register.

Upcoming

Building Community Resilience Hubs: A Conversation with the Asian Pacific Environmental Network and RYSE Center

March 10, 2021

Speakers from the Asian Pacific Environmental Network will discuss their experience defining and developing community resilience hubs. The discussion will include a case study – the RYSE Youth Center in Richmond, CA – and their efforts transforming the Center into a resilience hub.

ConnectedSolutions: How a New Program Improves the Economics and Social Benefits of Solar+Storage in Massachusetts and Beyond

March 12, 2021

This webinar will present new economic analysis showing how commercial facilities in Massachusetts (and beyond) can maximize energy savings and resiliency by installing solar PV and battery storage systems under the new ConnectedSolutions battery incentive program.

Collaborating with Community-Based Organizations: An Energy Justice Primer for States

March 23, 2021

Solar development in under-resourced communities will be most effective and equitable when trusted community organizations are involved. Panelists will discuss a new guidebook for state energy agencies that are looking to strengthen their relationships with local under-resourced communities or are beginning to engage in energy justice work.

Recent

Solar+Storage for Puerto Rico Fire Station Resilience

March 3, 2021

Solar Responders was formed as a response to the Puerto Rico Fire Department’s demand for reliable, resilient power. To date, Solar Responders has installed solar+storage on 6 fire stations, with a goal of all stations by 2023. In this webinar, guest speakers will share the challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned from this process.

Designing Hybrid Combined Heat and Power Systems: An Introduction to New Features in NREL’s REopt Lite Tool

March 2, 2021

This webinar will focus on REopt Lite’s new CHP capabilities.

State of the U.S. Energy Storage Industry: 2020 Year in Review

February 25, 2021

Our annual lookback at the year in energy storage will cover advances in the U.S. market, including deployment trends, policy and regulatory updates; the state of the art in energy storage technologies; and the market outlook for the coming years. Dan Finn-Foley from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables will share his insights, with introductory remarks from Dr. Imre Gyuk from US DOE Office of Electricity.

CERTs Webinar: The Future of Energy Storage in Minnesota

February 23, 2021

This webinar, hosted by the Minnesota Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs), focused on the big picture of energy storage, what that expansive term can include, and what the future of energy storage may look like in Minnesota and the Midwest. Panelists included Ellen Anderson, Climate Program Director at Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy; Marc Perez,…

Net-Zero America

February 23, 2021

“Net-Zero America: Potential Pathways, Infrastructure, and Impacts” analyzes five possible pathways for achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. It has been praised as the most thorough examination to date of deep decarbonization strategies.

Applying New Data from NREL’s State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE) Platform

January 27, 2021

This webinar will explore the newly updated State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE) Platform and applications for clean energy planning.

Solar+Storage Fire Safety Training: Single and Multifamily Residential

January 12, 2021

This webinar focuses on solar and battery response safety for single and multifamily residential projects.

Closing the Energy and Transportation Affordability Gap for Connecticut’s Low- and Moderate-Income Households

December 17, 2020

According to a new report, combined spending on energy, transportation, and housing in Connecticut households exceeds affordable levels in areas throughout the state.

Using Overbuilding + Curtailment to Achieve 100% Clean Electricity

December 15, 2020

Overbuilding + curtailment acts as “implicit storage” enabling these resources to deliver 100%-ready power 24/365 without fail while using only a small affordable fraction of the seasonal storage reserves that would be required otherwise.

FERC Order 2222: How it will level the playing field for distributed energy storage and other DERs

December 10, 2020

This webinar described existing participation barriers for DERs in wholesale electricity markets and how Order 2222 should help lower them.