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

Replacing Peaker Power Plants with Clean Energy: A Frontline Vision for New York City

April 21, 2021

A new report from the PEAK Coalition lays out a plan to reliably replace all fossil-fuel peaker power plants in New York City with a mix of renewable energy, storage and demand side energy management solutions by 2030.

NREL Solar Permitting Tools: An Introduction to SolarAPP+ and TRACE Tool

May 19, 2021

NREL’s Jeff Cook will provide an update on the development of the Solar Automated Permit Processing Platform Plus (SolarAPP+), an online solar permitting platform, and Solar Time-based Residential Analytics and Cycle time Estimator (Solar TRACE), a tool designed to help identify permitting, inspection and interconnection cycle times and related requirements nationwide.

Recent

Applying New Data from NREL’s State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE) Platform

January 27, 2021

This webinar will explore the newly updated State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE) Platform and applications for clean energy planning.

Solar+Storage Fire Safety Training: Single and Multifamily Residential

January 12, 2021

This webinar focuses on solar and battery response safety for single and multifamily residential projects.

Closing the Energy and Transportation Affordability Gap for Connecticut’s Low- and Moderate-Income Households

December 17, 2020

According to a new report, combined spending on energy, transportation, and housing in Connecticut households exceeds affordable levels in areas throughout the state.

Using Overbuilding + Curtailment to Achieve 100% Clean Electricity

December 15, 2020

Overbuilding + curtailment acts as “implicit storage” enabling these resources to deliver 100%-ready power 24/365 without fail while using only a small affordable fraction of the seasonal storage reserves that would be required otherwise.

FERC Order 2222: How it will level the playing field for distributed energy storage and other DERs

December 10, 2020

This webinar described existing participation barriers for DERs in wholesale electricity markets and how Order 2222 should help lower them.

Greenlink Equity Map: Visualizing Equity Issues to Build Stronger Climate Solutions

December 8, 2020

The Greenlink Equity Map is an online map designed to help visualize equity-related issues and how burdens are spread across communities.

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.

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 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.