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

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.

Environmental Justice Strategies for Hydrogen Opposition

December 15, 2022

This Clean Energy Group webinar will provide an overview of some environmental justice concerns that should be considered when evaluating any hydrogen proposal. Speakers from Western Environmental Law Center and Ohio River Valley Institute will present on their work pushing back against misinformed hydrogen proposals in the Ohio River Valley and New Mexico in coalition with local communities and environmental justice advocates.

New Federal Money for Energy Storage: The Inflation Reduction Act

December 16, 2022

This webinar will dig into what the IRA means for energy storage in the US, what types of activity will be eligible for funding, and how the new IRA funding mechanisms fit together with the previously announced IIJA funding.

Bringing Community Perspectives to Community Solar

January 23, 2023

As part of their effort to ensure that community solar implementation can serve all communities, Solstice Initiative has been pioneering research into contracts to gain perspective on how the public views community solar product offerings.

Recent

California’s Solar for Multifamily Affordable Housing Program: Effective Collaboration for Equitable Solar

December 2, 2022

California’s Solar for Multifamily Affording Housing Program shows how state energy agencies, community-based organizations, and nonprofits can collaborate to create impactful solar policy for underserved communities.

Energy Storage in the Southwest: Battery Case Studies from Albuquerque Public Schools and the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

December 1, 2022

New solar+storage systems have been installed at Atrisco Heritage Academy High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico and in the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority in Arizona. Both projects will be presented in this ESTAP webinar.

Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage: Comparing State Policies

November 17, 2022

A new report by NREL compares behind-the-meter battery storage across all fifty states. This first-of-its-kind BTM storage policy stack includes 11 parent policy categories, and 31 associated policies divided across the market preparation, creation, and expansion policy components. 

Resilient Solar+Storage for Cooling Centers

November 16, 2022

CEG’s new report examines the opportunity for resilient solar+storage to provide reliable backup power to cooling centers. Report author Marriele Mango will present her findings. She will be joined by Nate Mills from American Microgrid Solutions, and Nicole Lim from the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center, which is in the process of developing a resilient solar+storage installation to support cooling center operations.

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.

IPA Webinar: The Role of Energy Storage for Accelerating the Transition to a Decarbonized, Clean Energy Future in Illinois

October 28, 2022

In this webinar, hosted by the Illinois Power Agency, CESA’s Todd Olinsky-Paul will provide an overarching presentation around what energy storage is, why is it critical for decarbonization, and state-by-state activities around it.

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.

Evaluating the Capabilities of Behind-the-Meter Solar+Storage for Providing Backup Power during Long-Duration Power Interruptions

October 20, 2022

Customer-sited solar+storage can help homes and businesses maintain essential activities during grid outages. A new report by Berkeley Lab estimates the performance of commercially available solar+storage systems in providing behind-the-meter critical-load or whole-building backup power during long-duration outages.

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.

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.