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.


Energy Storage for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction

July 30, 2024

States are increasingly adopting ambitious clean energy and climate goals, which will require both renewable generation and energy storage technologies. This webinar will feature two different state approaches to reducing emissions with energy storage.

Department of Energy, Equitable Solar Communities of Practice Community Convening: Resilience, Storage, and Grid Benefits

August 5, 2024

Join CEG for an interactive 2-hour session exploring the best practices, opportunities, and obstacles in advancing resilient power – solar PV paired with battery storage (solar+storage) – in historically marginalized communities.

Community-Led Solar in Boston: Lessons Learned from a Pilot Project

August 13, 2024

In this webinar, guest speakers from Energy Allies and the Boston Community Solar Cooperative (BCSC) will discuss their adaptable model for community-led solar. The BCSC grew out of a grassroots coalition of individuals, businesses and nonprofits organizing for an equitable transition to a clean energy economy in Boston’s Environmental Justice Communities. Energy Allies supported the formation of BCSC as a community-led, community-benefiting organization.

California’s Flexible Demand Appliance Standards for Pool Controls Program – Employing Load Shifting to Lower Peak Demand and Avoid Emissions

August 15, 2024

In 2023, the California Energy Commission (CEC) created the first-in-the-world flexible demand appliance standard for residential swimming pool controls. In this CESA webinar, guest speakers from the CEC will present their award-winning Flexible Demand Appliance Standards for Pool Controls program, featuring CEC Commissioner Andrew McAllister.

Batteries 101, Part 4: Municipal Considerations for Battery Energy Storage in Massachusetts

September 12, 2024

In this webinar, panelists will discuss the municipal planning process for battery storage projects in Massachusetts. Experts will provide an overview of the current landscape for energy storage permitting and siting. They will discuss sizing and zoning considerations, equity and environmental considerations for siting energy storage projects, and best practices for municipalities.


Batteries 101, Part 3: Safety and Environmental Considerations for Battery Energy Storage in Massachusetts

July 11, 2024

In a special, Massachusetts-focused webinar series by CEG and CESA, experts answer your questions about energy storage. This third installment will address fire codes, environmental considerations, and security considerations that municipalities and planners should explore when designing a battery storage project in their communities.

Outreach, Consumer Education, and Community Partnerships: How DC’s Solar for All Program is Bringing Solar to Low-Income Households

June 25, 2024

Washington, DC’s Solar for All program is a rooftop and community solar program aiming to benefit over 100,000 households with incomes at or below 80% of area median income. This webinar profiled the program and the ways its administrators have handled outreach and consumer education over the program’s seven-year history.

CESA 2024 Members Meeting

June 3, 2024

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

Batteries 101, Part 2: Benefits and Applications of Battery Energy Storage in Massachusetts

May 30, 2024

In a special, Massachusetts-focused webinar series by CEG and CESA, experts answer your questions about energy storage. This second webinar in the series covers battery storage benefits and applications.

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 examined the problem and discussed new initiatives designed to address interconnection challenges.

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

May 16, 2024

This webinar featured 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.

Batteries 101, Part 1: An Introduction to Energy Storage and Massachusetts’ Battery Storage Programs and Policies

May 15, 2024

In a special, Massachusetts-focused webinar series by CEG and CESA, experts will answer your questions about energy storage. This first webinar in the series will cover battery storage basics and available incentives.

Using LIHEAP and WAP to Expand Low-Income Solar Access

May 9, 2024

NREL’s new report chronicles their efforts to document successful LIHEAP and WAP implementation pathways. In this CESA webinar, report authors discussed their findings and explored effective ways that WAP and LIHEAP state agencies can bring solar to their clients.

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.

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

April 30, 2024

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