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

Financing Resilient Power in Under-Resourced Communities: A Foundation’s Comprehensive Financing Initiative for Solar+Storage Projects

January 28, 2020

Financing Resilient Power is a new, groundbreaking philanthropic effort—a $3.3 million initiative of The Kresge Foundation to accelerate the market development of solar+storage technologies in historically underserved communities.

How Solar Knowledge Spreads: Who learns what, from whom, and how?

January 22, 2020

A team of researchers has worked to understand how best practices related to solar installation, permitting, and customer acquisition are transmitted. This webinar presented the findings of this research, including network structures and strategies that promote solar knowledge transfer, organizational capacity building, and innovation.

Solar with Justice: Recommendations for Community Organizations

January 16, 2020

This webinar presented the findings and recommendations from a new report that are especially relevant to community organizations and frontline energy equity leaders.

Solar with Justice: A New Report on Solar for Under-Resourced Communities

December 12, 2019

This CESA webinar presented the key findings and recommendations from a new report, “Solar with Justice: Strategies for Powering Up Under-Resourced Communities and Growing an Inclusive Solar Economy.”

Energía resistente en Puerto Rico: Cómo el Solar+Almacenamiento está re moldeando el panorama energético

December 10, 2019

This webinar was presented entirely in Spanish. It provides an overview of several resilient power projects underway or recently completed in Puerto Rico. Clean Energy Group presenta el siguiente seminario web en español.

Sharing Solar Benefits – Expanding Residential Solar in Connecticut’s Communities of Color

December 6, 2019

This CESA webinar featured panelists from the Connecticut Green Bank who discussed the Green Bank’s Residential Solar Investment Program, its impacts and results.

SMUD’s Carbon-Reduction Strategies: Smart Homes, Strategic Electrification, and Energy Storage

December 5, 2019

This webinar is a follow-on to CESA’s ESTAP webinars on energy storage projects and implementation at municipal utilities.

Energy Storage 101, Part 3: Applications and Economics

November 19, 2019

This ESTAP webinar is the third in a multi-part energy storage webinar series will cover energy storage applications and economics. Numerous opportunities for revenue and cost savings have been identified for energy storage on both sides of the meter, including frequency regulation, demand charge management, arbitrage, ancillary services, T&D deferral and others. This webinar will look at when and where these opportunities exist, which services can be effectively “stacked,” how revenue-generating opportunities are sometimes limited due to market rules or utility tariffs, and what future opportunities might arise with changes in market rules and regulations.

QuEST: Optimizing Energy Storage Tool

November 6, 2019

This ESTAP webinar will provide an introduction to QuEST, an open-source software application suite for energy storage valuation. QuEST was developed by Sandia National Laboratories as a free, public tool to assist in energy storage valuation for various use cases.

Replacing Power Plants with Low-Income Residential Solar+Storage

October 10, 2019

In this webinar, East Bay Community Energy and Sunrun share details of a new project in California that will deploy solar and battery storage systems in low-income single-family and multifamily homes to offset the need for reliance on fossil-fuel powered peaker plants.