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

Energy Storage for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction

July 30, 2024

States are increasingly adopting ambitious clean energy and climate goals, which will require both renewable generation and energy storage technologies. This webinar will feature two different state approaches to reducing emissions with energy storage.

Department of Energy, Equitable Solar Communities of Practice Community Convening: Resilience, Storage, and Grid Benefits

August 5, 2024

Join CEG for an interactive 2-hour session exploring the best practices, opportunities, and obstacles in advancing resilient power – solar PV paired with battery storage (solar+storage) – in historically marginalized communities.

California’s Flexible Demand Appliance Standards for Pool Controls Program – Employing Load Shifting to Lower Peak Demand and Avoid Emissions

August 15, 2024

In 2023, the California Energy Commission (CEC) created the first-in-the-world flexible demand appliance standard for residential swimming pool controls. In this CESA webinar, guest speakers from the CEC will present their award-winning Flexible Demand Appliance Standards for Pool Controls program, featuring CEC Commissioner Andrew McAllister.

Recent

Energy Storage in Chattanooga, TN: Creating Community Resiliency and Peak Demand Reduction with EPB

November 8, 2023

EPB, a municipal electric distribution utility serving approximately 190,000 homes and businesses in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has installed energy storage systems at four locations in its service territory. The energy storage systems provide resiliency for critical community facilities, as well as peak demand reduction, which saves money for EPB’s customers.

NYSERDA’s State Energy Financing Fund and DOE’s Loan Programs Office: Financing Clean Energy at the State Level

November 1, 2023

Speakers from NYSERDA and DOE’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) will explain how New York is taking advantage of LPO’s new expanded Title 17 loan authority and how other states can reach similar agreements with LPO and access federal funding for clean energy projects.

Solar with Justice: A National Workshop on the Role of States, Community Organizations, and the Federal Government

October 11, 2023

The Solar with Justice 2023 National Workshop will foster connections between state agencies and community organizations as well as provide opportunities for both groups to share opportunities and barriers to solar development in under-resourced communities.

Domestic Lithium: What The US Government is Doing to Increase Supply

October 10, 2023

Join us to hear from a panel of experts on how the US is advancing domestic lithium production and the expected impacts this will have on lithium-ion battery market trends.

Energy Storage for Peak Demand Reduction: A New Incentive Program by Efficiency Maine

September 28, 2023

In this CESA webinar, speakers from Efficiency Maine will review the program incentives, eligibility and application process. They will also discuss a new rate available in Central Maine Power service territory that when combined with a battery system can reduce a commercial facility’s demand costs without changes to operations.

Battery Decommissioning, Recycling, and Reuse

September 20, 2023

Presenters will discuss how to plan ahead for battery decommissioning, explain the state of the battery recycling industry, and address possibilities for reuse of partly-expended EV batteries in stationary storage applications.

Predevelopment Funding for LMI Solar and Storage Projects: A Case Study from New York

September 19, 2023

NYSERDA’s Affordable Solar and Storage Predevelopment and Technical Assistance program in New York State is successfully addressing the predevelopment challenge for solar and storage projects for low- and moderate-income residents.

Energize Your Impact: How Funders & Donors Can Support Equitable Solar Power

September 6, 2023

This webinar will showcase innovative approaches funders are taking to bring equitable solar to low- and moderate-income households.

An Equitable Solar Access Pilot Project in Minnesota benefitting Manufactured (Mobile) Home Residents

August 31, 2023

A new solar array in Minnesota will benefit local income-eligible households, including manufactured (mobile) homes residents, who heat with electric heat. Panelists will provide an in-depth overview and current status of the project.

Leveraging Federal Funding for Transmission Technologies and Renewable Energy Integration

August 22, 2023

The Inflation Reduction Act will dramatically accelerate renewable energy development, and the transmission grid will need substantial upgrades to accommodate the shifting generation portfolio. “Grid Enhancing Technologies,” as they were named by FERC, can unlock flexibility and additional capacity on the existing transmission infrastructure, enabling twice as much renewable generation in some regions.