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

Solving the Grid Connection Problem

September 28, 2022

As the energy transition accelerates, an unprecedented number of clean energy projects have applied to connect to the power grid. FERC has opened a rulemaking to revamp the grid connection process.

Introduction to Floating Wind Technology and Markets

October 13, 2022

In this webinar, Adrienne Downey with offshore wind project developer Hexicon Group will present the current state of floating offshore wind technology around the world and will chat with California Energy Commissioner Kourtney Vaccaro about the potential of floating offshore wind in the US and the obstacles to its adoption.

State Leadership in Decarbonizing the Building Sector, Featuring California and New York

October 26, 2022

The building sector is a substantial contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. This webinar will highlight two state initiatives that are making a big impact in decarbonizing this sector: California’s 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards and New York’s Clean Energy Initiative.

Innovative Avenues to Public Participation in Clean Energy Development, Featuring Connecticut and Washington

November 9, 2022

This webinar will highlight two impressive and impactful state programs that are accelerating the development of clean energy while increasing public participation in the process: The CT Green Bank’s Green Liberty Bonds program, and Washington’s 2021 State Energy Strategy.

Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage: Comparing State Policies

November 17, 2022

A variety of studies and disparate datasets track state energy storage polices, but these datasets do not cover all behind-the-meter (BTM) related storage policy. Moreover, these databases do not align these policies with the policy stacking framework. Thus, it is unclear what BTM storage policies are adopted across the country, what should comprise a complete…

State Leadership in Solar+Storage, Featuring Maryland and Oregon

December 9, 2022

This webinar will highlight two well-designed and impactful programs that are supporting the development of solar+storage projects in their state: the Maryland Energy Administration’s Resilient Maryland / Resiliency Hubs Grant Program, and the Oregon Department of Energy’s Solar+Storage Rebate Program.

Recent

Advancing Solar for Manufactured Homes through Community Solar

September 14, 2022

Panelists will share more information about how community solar can be used to bring the benefits of solar to manufactured homes; how to engage with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Community Solar Partnership; and successful examples of community solar projects that have benefitted manufactured homes and communities.

Commissioning an Energy Storage System: Lessons Learned in the Field

September 7, 2022

This webinar features speakers who have developed energy storage projects and can share how they approached the commissioning process, what they learned, and what they would recommend project teams do to help make commissioning run as smoothly as possible.

Glad Tidings: How a California Congregation Is Pioneering a New Model by Building a Clean Energy Hub with Solar and Electric Vehicles

August 31, 2022

This webinar will provide an overview of the resilient clean energy hub created by the Glad Tidings International congregation in South Hayward, CA.

Informing Energy Storage and Storage-Enabled Microgrid Project Decisions Using EPRI’s DER-VET™

August 24, 2022

The webinar will present on analysis frameworks, case studies, and applications of EPRI’s Distributed Energy Resource Value Estimation Tool (DER-VET™) utilized across a large array of grid applications for a variety of stakeholders—including customers, technology providers and developers, utilities, and regulators.

The Health and Environmental Justice Impacts from Peaker Power Plants in Boston, Philadelphia, and Detroit

August 16, 2022

A new report examines the environmental justice and public health impacts of peaker power plants in three U.S. cities – Boston, Philadelphia, and Detroit. Report authors from CEG and Strategen will discuss their findings.

New Federal Funding for Energy Storage: What’s Available and How To Qualify

August 9, 2022

DOE has several new, large funding budgets for energy storage projects, research and development. This webinar will feature speakers from the national laboratories and DOE, who will explain how and when these federal dollars will become available, who can qualify, and how to apply.

The Energy Storage Supply Chain – Delays and Cost Increases: What’s Happening in the Industry, and What to Expect Next

July 14, 2022

This webinar will feature speakers who will address the impacts of these global events on their energy storage projects now in development. We will also get an overview of the global energy storage industry, and a look at trends that may help us understand what to expect in the coming months and years.

Scaling Up Solar – The Montgomery County Green Bank and Sunnova’s Low-and Moderate-Income Solar Pilot Program

July 7, 2022

Earlier this year, the Montgomery County Green Bank launched a new $600K LMI solar pilot program to test a different approach to solar access in LMI communities. The pilot includes a dual track (ownership and third party-owned) and an innovative third party owned pricing structure with solar company Sunnova.

Feasibility and Implications of Two Dozen States Achieving 100% Renewable Energy Goals Equitably

June 30, 2022

A new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists, in conjunction with COPAL (Minnesota), GreenRoots (Massachusetts), and the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition seeks to better understand the feasibility and implications of states meeting 100 percent of their electricity needs with renewable energy by 2035.

Exploring Peaker Power Plant Inequities with Clean Energy Group’s New Mapping Tool

June 23, 2022

This webinar will introduce CEG’s Peaker Plant Mapping Tool and provide an overview of how it can be used to explore the economic and racial disparities of peaker plants. Speakers from UPROSE, and the Berkshire Environmental Action Team will present.