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

Battery Storage for Fossil-Fueled Peaker Power Plant Replacement: A Maine Case Study

April 30, 2024

Speakers from Strategen and CESA will discuss a new analysis which shows that battery storage can cost effectively replace aging fossil-fueled peaker power plants in New England.

Equity Strategies for LA’s 100% Clean Energy Transition

May 2, 2024

The LA100 Equity Strategies project provides community-guided, data-driven strategies for increasing equity in LA’s transition to 100% clean energy. Most of the findings and methodologies are relevant to states with similar goals.

Micro-Financing and Locally Led Development: A Scalable Model for Resilient Power in Rural Communities

May 16, 2024

This webinar will feature the Solar Village Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing solar+storage to schools, clinics and homes in rural India and Puerto Rico, helping with health, education, and home life as well as climate change.

Energy Storage Interconnection – Challenges and Solutions

May 21, 2024

Energy storage projects face unique operational attributes that are often not well accounted for in current interconnection processes, and this can lead to storage projects facing undue burdens that may ultimately cause them to become uneconomical. In this webinar, policy experts will examine the problem and discuss new initiatives designed to address interconnection challenges.

CESA 2024 Members Meeting

June 3, 2024

CESA’s 2024 Members Meeting will take place on June 3-4 in Chicago, Illinois. This annual event is filled with learning, networking, and information-sharing activities.

Recent

Prioritizing Equity in Program Development: How to Build a Resilient Power Technical Assistance Fund

April 23, 2024

Over the past 10 years, CEG’s Technical Assistance Fund has supported over 175 communities in their quest for resilient power. In this webinar, CEG staff will discuss how to establish an effective and equitable technical assistance program.

IRA, BIL, and the Future of Energy: A Summit to Support State Implementation

April 17, 2024

The Summit will provide state and federal officials with practical information related to IRA/BIL funding programs and the challenges that are confronting states. It will be discussion-heavy so that attendees can learn from each other about their plans, programs, and lessons learned.  

Building Equitable Practices & Programs: A Conversation with Energy Equity Leaders

April 5, 2024

This CESA webinar featured a fireside chat with energy equity experts to discuss best practices for states to responsibly engage with communities as they develop and implement clean energy programs.

Energy Storage and Offshore Wind: Unlocking a Critical Piece of the Clean Energy Puzzle

March 15, 2024

In this CESA webinar, panelists will discuss the economic, technology, and policy considerations of pairing energy storage with offshore wind.

Peer Influence in Residential Solar Adoption: New Research from Berkeley Lab

March 6, 2024

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has released two reports that highlight the influence of both residential and non-residential solar installations on nearby residential solar adoption rates.

Solar Adopter Income and Demographic Trends: An Update from Berkeley Lab

February 15, 2024

Berkeley Lab’s new report describes trends in solar-adopter household income, race and ethnicity, rurality, education levels, occupation, age, home value, housing type and tenure, and prevalence within disadvantaged communities. In this webinar, report authors shared their findings.

Replacing NYC’s Peaker Plants with Clean Alternatives: Progress, Barriers, and Pathways Forward

February 6, 2024

Webinar speakers discussed the negative impacts that peaker power plants are having on NYC communities, challenges and barriers impeding the speed of the transition, and pathways forward to accelerate the transition to clean alternatives.

State of the U.S. Energy Storage Industry: 2023 Year in Review

January 29, 2024

Our annual lookback at the year in energy storage covers advances in the U.S. market, including deployment trends, policy and regulatory updates, market rules and FERC compliance; the state of the art in energy storage technologies; and the market outlook for the coming years.

DOE’s Regional Hydrogen Hubs: Climate Solution, or Climate Disaster?

January 18, 2024

Panelists from Pipeline Safety Trust and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis will explain why climate scientists and technical experts are concerned about the technical and financial viability of current plans for hydrogen expansion.

Building the Foundation for Energy Resilient Communities: Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Funding Programs’ 2022 Impact

November 14, 2023

Panelists will discuss CEG’s Technical Assistance Fund (TAF) and the Resilient Power Leadership Initiative (RPLI), and the findings of CEG’s annual impact report. CEG staff will be joined by TAF engineering partners and a 2022 RPLI awardee.