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

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.

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.

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.  

Recent

Battery Decommissioning, Recycling, and Reuse

September 20, 2023

Presenters will discuss how to plan ahead for battery decommissioning, explain the state of the battery recycling industry, and address possibilities for reuse of partly-expended EV batteries in stationary storage applications.

Predevelopment Funding for LMI Solar and Storage Projects: A Case Study from New York

September 19, 2023

NYSERDA’s Affordable Solar and Storage Predevelopment and Technical Assistance program in New York State is successfully addressing the predevelopment challenge for solar and storage projects for low- and moderate-income residents.

Energize Your Impact: How Funders & Donors Can Support Equitable Solar Power

September 6, 2023

This webinar will showcase innovative approaches funders are taking to bring equitable solar to low- and moderate-income households.

An Equitable Solar Access Pilot Project in Minnesota benefitting Manufactured (Mobile) Home Residents

August 31, 2023

A new solar array in Minnesota will benefit local income-eligible households, including manufactured (mobile) homes residents, who heat with electric heat. Panelists will provide an in-depth overview and current status of the project.

Leveraging Federal Funding for Transmission Technologies and Renewable Energy Integration

August 22, 2023

The Inflation Reduction Act will dramatically accelerate renewable energy development, and the transmission grid will need substantial upgrades to accommodate the shifting generation portfolio. “Grid Enhancing Technologies,” as they were named by FERC, can unlock flexibility and additional capacity on the existing transmission infrastructure, enabling twice as much renewable generation in some regions.

Can Virtual Power Plants Replace Peaker Plants? A Conversation with CEG and Brattle Group

August 3, 2023

A new study by the Brattle Group explores the cost and ability to serve critical resource adequacy needs from an emerging resource: virtual power plants (VPPs). In this webinar, panelists will discuss the findings of the report and share how VPPs can reduce reliance on high polluting power plants during peak energy use hours.

Community Solar + Resilience Hub in Duluth, Minnesota

July 27, 2023

Ecolibrium3 Founder and CEO Jodi Slick will provide an overview of a community solar array and Resilience Hub in Duluth, Minnesota. This project provides a useful model for community-based organizations and state energy agencies interested in developing their own equity-focused energy and resilience projects.

U.S. State Renewables Portfolio & Clean Electricity Standards: Berkeley Lab’s 2023 Review

July 26, 2023

In this webinar, Berkeley Lab’s Galen Barbose presented key findings from the 2023 edition of “U.S. State Renewables Portfolio & Clean Electricity Standards.”

Resilient Power for Florida Community Health Centers

July 13, 2023

This webinar featured speakers from Clean Energy Group, Florida Association of Community Health Centers, Direct Relief, and American Microgrid Solutions for a discussion on backup power needs and opportunities at Florida’s Community Health Centers.

Partnering to Reduce Energy Burden: A Michigan Community Solar and Weatherization Pilot

July 12, 2023

In an effort to reduce the energy burden on low-income Michiganders, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy collaborated with local community action agencies and utilities to develop three separate community solar pilot programs. Webinar panelists will discuss how the program partners developed each pilot, what they learned, and what advice they would give to those developing future programs.