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

Solar for All: The District of Columbia’s Innovative Strategy for Low-to Moderate-Income Solar

May 27, 2020

The District of Columbia’s “Solar for All” program is an initiative with a goal to provide 100,000 low-to-moderate income families, with the benefits of locally generated clean energy.

Replacing New York City’s Dirty Peaker Power Plants with Renewables and Battery Storage

May 28, 2020

In this webinar, members of the PEAK Coalition will detail the finding of their new report, “Dirty Energy, Big Money,” which exposes the environmental and economic harms that peaker power plants are inflicting on communities in New York City, and introduce measures the organizations are taking to replace peakers with renewables and battery storage.

The 2035 Report: How Low Costs Can Accelerate Our Clean Energy Future

June 16, 2020

According to a report to be released in early June from the University of California, Berkeley and GridLab, the United States can reliably deliver 90% clean, carbon-free electricity nationwide by 2035 using existing technology, without increasing consumer bills, and without the need for new fossil fuel plants.

Recent

Members-Only: Messaging Research on Public Perceptions of the US Electric Grid

October 8, 2019
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FERC 841 Compliance Update

October 1, 2019

In this webinar, guest speakers from the Energy Storage Association and Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables discussed FERC 841 compliance progress among the nation’s ISOs and RTOs.

States’ Strategies for Working with Low-Income Community Groups on Solar

September 25, 2019

Oregon and Rhode Island have been working on a series of community outreach initiatives in order to create accessibility to solar within the low- and -moderate-income communities. These various initiatives provide useful templates for similar initiatives in other parts of the country.

Cimarron District Office: Supporting Firefighters in New Mexico with Solar+Storage

September 17, 2019

This Clean Energy Group webinar highlights a recently installed solar PV and battery storage system (solar+storage) at one of the Energy Conservation and Management Division (ECMD) of New Mexico’s most remote offices, the State Forestry Division Cimarron District Office.

US Renewables Portfolio Standards: Berkeley Lab’s Annual Status Report

September 4, 2019

LBNL’s Galen Barbose reviewed key trends in state RPSs, including recent legislative revisions, key RPS policy design features, state RPSs’ compliance with interim targets, past and projected impacts on renewables development, and compliance costs.

New York’s Energy Storage Roadmap and Other Initiatives

August 21, 2019

In this webinar, guest speakers from NYSERDA discussed New York’s Energy Storage Roadmap to 1,500MW by 2025 and other energy storage policies and programs, including a new bridge incentive, soft cost reductions, and procurement targets.

Community Campaigns for Renewable Heating and Cooling Technologies, Part 2

August 5, 2019

CESA hosted the second in a two-part webinar series highlighting the role renewable heating and cooling campaigns play in decarbonizing buildings and in helping states meet their carbon reduction goals.

Maycroft Apartments: A Low-Income Solar+Storage Resiliency Center in DC

July 31, 2019

In April 2019, Maycroft Apartments became the first resiliency center in the District of Columbia fully powered by solar+storage. This webinar featured presentations by the project’s nonprofit developer, New Partners Community Solar, and energy consultant, Amidus Consulting.

Community Campaigns for Renewable Heating and Cooling Technologies, Part 1

July 29, 2019

This webinar featured CESA’s recent report, “Community Campaigns for Renewable Heating and Cooling Technologies: Four Case Studies,” and included speakers from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the City of Boulder, Colorado.

Energy Storage 101, Part 2: Best Practices in State Policy

July 23, 2019

CESA Project Director Todd Olinsky-Paul reviewed the major policies adopted by leading states, discussed their strengths and weaknesses, and identified issues that should be addressed as states seek ways to support energy storage deployment and the development of markets for the services storage can provide.