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

Developing non-Lithium Ion Energy Storage Technologies to Support California’s Clean Energy Goals

September 24, 2020

Join us for a one-hour webinar with the California Energy Commission (CEC) to learn more about its “beyond batteries” solicitations.

An Introduction to Virtual Power Plants

September 28, 2020

This webinar will cover the basics of what a virtual power plant is and how it can create value for both utilities and customers, with examples from real-world programs.

Nantucket Island Energy Storage: Batteries for Reducing Peak and Deferring Infrastructure Investment

October 9, 2020

Speakers from PNNL, National Grid, and DOE will discuss Nantucket’s new battery energy storage system.

Recent

States Advancing RPS Webinar: The Commerce Clause and Implications for State RPS Programs

March 29, 2011

This webinar highlights a new CESA report, entitled “The Commerce Clause and Implications for State Renewable Portfolio Standard Programs.” The report explains the applicability and effect of the interstate commerce clause of the US Constitution on a state’s approach to the design of an RPS. The report also identifies and discusses options available to states for structuring RPS programs in a constitutionally compliant manner. In this webinar, the authors reviewed the key findings from the report.

CESA/PV Peer Network Webinar: Innovation by Public-Sector Solar Programs in the US – A Sampling of Approaches

May 26, 2011

This webinar will highlight some of the innovative policies and programs being employed across the country by states and utilities to support the rapid acceleration of solar deployment in the U.S. This webinar will provide an overview of a variety of solar incentives and financing approaches, such as feed-in tariffs, solar RECs, and community-based programs for bulk purchases. Mark Sinclair, CESA Executive Director, will be the host. There will be time alotted for Q&A for the participants.

Energy Storage Webinar: Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP) Opportunity

March 25, 2011

This webinar introduces the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP). Through this project, CESA will establish and facilitate a multi-state/federal collaborative initiative to advance cooperation and cost-share contributions to demonstration projects by states, DOE, and private industry to accelerate energy storage project deployment in the U.S.

Webinar: NREL’S Cost of Renewable Energy Spreadsheet Tool (CREST)

February 25, 2011

CESA members and members of CESA’s PV Peer Network are invited to join this webinar, on which Jason Gifford of Sustainable Energy Advantage (SEA) will provide an overview of the tool SEA created for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to allow state public utility commissions and the renewable energy community to assess renewable energy project costs, develop cost-based incentives (e.g., feed-in tariffs), and evaluate the impact of tax incentives or other support structures.

OSW Webinar: Building the U.S. Offshore Wind Supply Chain, SESSION #3

February 15, 2011

The speakers on this third webinar in the joint U.S. Offshore Wind Collaborative (USOWC) and Clean Energy States Alliance series focusing on building the U.S. offshore wind supply chain will provide an overview of three offshore wind supply chain initiatives within specific regions of the U.S.

Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Webinar: Hydrogen Production and Storage for Fuel Cells

February 2, 2011

DOE/CESA/TTC/States Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Brown Bag Lunch Series Webinar – “Hydrogen Production and Storage for Fuel Cells.” Presentation by Tim Lipman, co-director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at UC-Berkeley and director of the Department of Energy’s Pacific Region Clean Energy Application Center. Lipman describes the findings of a new white paper, “An Overview of Hydrogen Production and Storage Systems with Renewable Hydrogen Case Studies.”

Webinar: Solar PV & SHW Market & Legislative Outlook

January 26, 2011

This webinar is designed to provide CESA members and members of the States Advancing Solar network with expert insight into recent solar market trends and the federal legislative outlook for solar PV and solar hot water technologies in 2011.

Webinar: Biomass Sustainability and RPS Programs, PART II

December 17, 2010

On this webinar, Maggie Mann of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Chris Recchia of the Biomass Energy Resource Center (BERC) will be continuing the discussion from the November 19, 2010 webinar, Biomass Sustainability and RPS Programs, PART I.

OSW Webinar: Building the U.S. Offshore Wind Supply Chain, SESSION #2

December 15, 2010

The guest speakers on this second webinar focusing on building the U.S. offshore wind supply chain will discuss how regions of the U.S. can prepare for an offshore wind industry by capitalizing on their regional strengths and learning from the UK’s decade of experience in offshore wind supply chain building.

Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Webinar: DOE/CESA/TTC Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Brown Bag Series Kickoff

December 14, 2010

DOE, CESA, and TTC kickstarted the return of their joint hydrogen and fuel cells brown bag webinar series with this event, on which Sunita Satyapal, DOE Fuel Cell Technologies manager, provided an up-to-date overview of DOE’s Fuel Cel Technologies program activities.