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

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.

An Introduction to Virtual Power Plants

September 28, 2020

This webinar will cover 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.

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.

Recent

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).

Valuing Resilience in Solar+Storage Microgrids: A New Critical Load Tiering Approach

August 11, 2020

Based on real world experience with the design and implementation of solar+storage microgrids, the nonprofit Clean Coalition has developed a standardized and straightforward methodology for valuing resilience.

State Leadership in Clean Energy: NYSERDA’s Offshore Wind Program

August 4, 2020

NYSERDA’s Offshore Wind Program is developing offshore wind in the most responsible and cost-effective way possible and bringing clean, locally produced power where the burdens of climate change are highest.

Expanding Grid Capacity with Energy Storage in Decorah, Iowa

July 30, 2020

A new 2.5 MW battery storage project in Decorah, Iowa will boost the capacity of the local electric grid to allow for the addition of more rooftop solar in the community

New Jersey’s Plan for Achieving 100% Carbon-Neutral Electricity

July 29, 2020

Guest speakers discussed details of the “2019 New Jersey Energy Master Plan: Pathway to 2050,” including the strategies for reaching 100% clean energy, and described the process the state used for producing the master plan.

State Leadership in Low-and-Moderate-Income Solar Energy, Featuring Massachusetts, Michigan and Oregon

July 23, 2020

CESA’s 2020 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards recognized three impressive programs that support low- and moderate-income communities.