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

Solving the Grid Connection Problem

September 28, 2022

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.

Introduction to Floating Wind Technology and Markets

October 13, 2022

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.

State Leadership in Decarbonizing the Building Sector, Featuring California and New York

October 26, 2022

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.

Innovative Avenues to Public Participation in Clean Energy Development, Featuring Connecticut and Washington

November 9, 2022

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.

Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage: Comparing State Policies

November 17, 2022

A variety of studies and disparate datasets track state energy storage polices, but these datasets do not cover all behind-the-meter (BTM) related storage policy. Moreover, these databases do not align these policies with the policy stacking framework. Thus, it is unclear what BTM storage policies are adopted across the country, what should comprise a complete…

State Leadership in Solar+Storage, Featuring Maryland and Oregon

December 9, 2022

This webinar will highlight two well-designed and impactful programs that are supporting the development of solar+storage projects in their state: the Maryland Energy Administration’s Resilient Maryland / Resiliency Hubs Grant Program, and the Oregon Department of Energy’s Solar+Storage Rebate Program.

Recent

Putting Policy into Practice: How the CT Green Bank, Eversource & Avangrid will Partner on Connecticut’s Energy Storage Solutions Program

March 15, 2022

Connecticut recently announced its new statewide electric energy storage program. This webinar will explain how the program incentives work, who can participate, and where to get information and assistance.

Introduction to Power Markets

March 11, 2022

To understand how wind and solar will affect power markets, we first have to know how power markets work today. This introductory session is intended for people who have limited or no knowledge of wholesale electricity markets, regional transmission organizations, and locational marginal prices.

Connecticut’s New Energy Storage Solutions Program: How it Provides Benefits to Ratepayers, Participants and the Grid

March 1, 2022

This webinar explored the emergence of Connecticut with its Framework for an Equitable Modern Grid and the creation of Energy Storage Solutions, the largest battery storage incentive program of its kind in the country. Panelists went into detail on the public policy underpinnings and the use of conventional cost-effectiveness tests to design a replicable and scalable incentive program with resilience and Justice 40 as the priorities.

State of the U.S. Energy Storage Industry: 2021 Year in Review

February 24, 2022

Our annual lookback at the year in energy storage will cover 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.

Energy Storage for Winter Grid Reliability: Lessons from Massachusetts

December 16, 2021

Winter electric peaking capacity services are currently undervalued in the Massachusetts programs that provide battery customers with performance payments to supply power back to the grid at times of high demand.

MFAH Collaborative Webinar: Solar and Storage in Multifamily Affordable Housing

December 9, 2021

Multifamily housing providers are uniquely positioned to benefit from the combination of solar and storage systems to deliver economic and resilience benefits.

Renewable Thermal Alliance Webinar: Calculating Cost and Carbon Savings of Clean Heating & Cooling Technologies

December 7, 2021

CESA’s Val Stori presented a regional multi-state Clean Heating & Cooling Calculator, which allows users to estimate the cost savings and GHG reductions of switching to clean heating and cooling technologies.

Benefits of Scaling Local Solar and Storage

November 22, 2021

Local Solar for All’s Karl Rabago will discuss how advanced utility planning modeling shows that scaling local distributed energy resources can lead to a least-cost clean grid.

Exploring Europe’s Approach to Using Offshore Wind for Green Hydrogen Production

November 9, 2021

CESA’s new report provides an overview of the plans, strategies, proposals, and challenges for the development of green hydrogen from offshore wind generation in Europe. In this webinar, report author Val Stori and report contributor Lee Wilkinson will discuss European green hydrogen policies, the regulatory environment, and the rationale for using European offshore wind for hydrogen.

Solar+Storage for Clean Energy and Cost Savings at Albuquerque Public Schools

November 5, 2021

A new solar+storage system at Atrisco Heritage Academy High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico will provide significant cost savings to the school district.