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

Should a Carbon Tax Be Part of the Strategy for Achieving 100% Clean Energy?

November 18, 2020

This webinar will explore how a carbon tax could feature in state and national efforts to advance clean energy. Gilbert Metcalf will explain why economists believe a carbon tax can be an effective, efficient, and fair policy for addressing climate change.

The Impact of Policies and Business Models on Income Equity in Rooftop Solar Adoption

December 3, 2020

New research by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory finds evidence that LMI-specific financial incentives, solar leasing, and property-assessed financing have increased the diffusion of solar adoption among LMI households in existing markets and have driven more installations into previously under-served low-income communities.

Recent

The Costs and Benefits of Offshore Wind Transmission Options

October 23, 2020

Developing offshore transmission and grid interconnections is vital for achieving the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states’ offshore wind goals. Two recent studies by The Brattle Group find that by using a planned, shared transmission network, there will be significant benefits to the region.

Financing Resilient Power in Underserved Communities: Moving Forward with Distributed Solar+Storage Projects

October 20, 2020

Resilient solar+storage projects are increasingly being pursued in low- and moderate-income communities in response to a combination of falling costs, new revenue opportunities and incentive programs, and innovative financing solutions. This webinar explored the economics of distributed solar+storage projects, characteristics of current projects, financing solutions, incentives, and technical assistance resources.

Nantucket Island Energy Storage: Batteries for Reducing Peak and Deferring Infrastructure Investment

October 9, 2020

Speakers from PNNL, National Grid, and DOE will discuss Nantucket’s new battery energy storage system.

An Introduction to Virtual Power Plants

September 28, 2020

This webinar covered the basics of what a virtual power plant is and how it can create value for both utilities and customers, with examples from real-world programs.

Developing non-Lithium Ion Energy Storage Technologies to Support California’s Clean Energy Goals

September 24, 2020

Join us for a one-hour webinar with the California Energy Commission (CEC) to learn more about its “beyond batteries” solicitations.

Innovative Pathways to Developing Solar+Storage in Low-Income Communities: Norfolk Solar’s Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund

September 10, 2020

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group, showcased Norfolk Solar and the Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) Fund formed to advance renewable energy generation, storage, and racial equity in low-income communities in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.

Power After Carbon: Findings and Insights for State Policymakers

September 9, 2020

This webinar will focus on recommendations for state policymakers who are considering strategies for moving towards 100% clean energy for their state’s electricity sector.

The Role of Hydropower in State Clean Energy Policy

September 8, 2020

This webinar addressed hydropower’s role in state RPS programs, its participation and opportunities in New England’s RPS markets, and pumped hydropower energy storage’s role in both RPS programs and state energy storage policies.

The Massachusetts Clean Peak Standard – How it will affect renewable and storage value streams, projects, and markets

September 2, 2020

Massachusetts is launching the nation’s first Clean Peak Energy Standard, an ambitious, complex program that aims to reduce peak electric demand, cut emissions, and lower ratepayer costs.

State Leadership in Clean Energy: SMUD’s Energy StorageShares and Smart Energy Optimizer Programs

August 20, 2020

This webinar will showcase two new energy storage programs being pioneered by Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).