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 Clean Energy: SMUD’s Energy StorageShares Program

August 20, 2020

This webinar will showcase two new energy storage programs being pioneered by Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).

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.

The Role of Hydropower in State Clean Energy Policy

September 8, 2020

This webinar will address 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.

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.

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, will showcase 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.

Recent

Decarbonizing Electricity: The Critical Role of Firm Low-Carbon Resources

May 15, 2020

This will be the first 100% Clean Energy Collaborative webinar highlighting the findings and perspectives of leading analysts focused on achieving 100% clean energy.

100% Clean Energy States and the 100% Clean Energy Collaborative

May 11, 2020

This webinar provided an overview of the goals and activities that 14 states plus the District of Columbia have undertaken to achieve 100% clean electricity.

Replacing Diesel in an Alaskan Community: Cordova’s New Battery Energy Storage System

May 7, 2020

Join us for a webinar with the Cordova Electric Cooperative to learn about its recently installed energy storage system.

State Pollinator-Friendly Solar Initiatives

May 5, 2020

Recognizing that solar installations can benefit from pollinator-friendly ground cover, many states have taken action to promote this promising solar PV design and management approach.

Recent RPS Studies: Maine and Maryland

April 15, 2020

This webinar described two recent studies that examined the renewable portfolio standards in Maine and Maryland. Authors of the studies presented their key findings and discussed the implications.

Calculating the Potential Energy and Cost Savings of Clean Heating & Cooling Technologies

April 9, 2020

In this webinar, hosted by the Yale Center for Business and Environment, panelists discussed an energy and carbon savings calculator for clean heating and cooling technologies.

Resilient Power in Puerto Rico: Innovative Applications for Solar+Storage to Serve Vulnerable Populations

March 31, 2020

This webinar explored innovative solar+storage applications in vulnerable communities, including a mobile emergency response trailer and microgrid for medically vulnerable households, both on the island of Vieques. Panelists discussed barriers to resilient power development and local workforce training initiatives.

Soleil Lofts: The Largest Solar+Storage Virtual Power Plant in the Country

February 12, 2020

With 5.2 megawatts of solar and 12.6 megawatt-hours of battery storage, a new 600-unit housing development in Herriman, Utah, about 25 miles south of Salt Lake City, is being developed as the largest solar virtual power plant in the country.

State of the U.S. Energy Storage Industry: 2019 Year in Review

February 6, 2020

Our annual lookback at the year in energy storage covered advances in the U.S. market, including deployment trends, policy and regulatory updates; the state of the art in energy storage technologies; and the market outlook for the coming years. Dan Finn-Foley from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables shared his insights.

Solar with Justice: Recommendations for State Governments

January 29, 2020

This webinar presented the findings and recommendations from a new report that are especially relevant to state policymakers and program managers.