CESA Webinars & Events
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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.
Speakers from CESA and Sandia will discuss the findings of a new report, “States Energy Storage Policy: Best Practices for Decarbonization.”
Energy modeling can be a powerful tool for state decarbonization planning, but it can also be costly and the results can be prone to misinterpretation. This webinar will provide advice on energy modeling and introduce resources useful to states embarking on decarbonization planning.
CESA’s annual members meeting will take place in May 2023 in Washington, DC. The event will emphasize networking and connections among states, and it will feature sessions on a wide range of topics.
As part of a new initiative from the US Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and CESA, CESA is co-hosting the first-ever national meeting to focus on how states and the federal government can work cooperatively to advance states’ efforts to decarbonize. The event will take place in Washington, DC.
California’s Solar for Multifamily Affordable Housing Program: Effective Collaboration for Equitable Solar
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.