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

OSW Webinar: Building the U.S. Offshore Wind Supply Chain SESSION #1

December 1, 2010

The speakers on this first webinar of the U.S. Offshore Wind Collaborative (USOWC) and Clean Energy States Alliance series to explore how to build the U.S. offshore wind supply chain will walk us through their experience working for the UK’s Crowne Estate to enable supply chain development for Round 3 of the UK’s Offshore Wind Energy Strategy and Structure. The speakers have a decade of experience in working to build the UK’s offshore wind supply chain and market.

Webinar: Biomass Sustainability and RPS Programs, Part I

November 19, 2010

This is the first part of a two-part series of webinars for CESA members and members of the State-Federal RPS Collaborative to explore the topic of the greenhouse gas impacts of biomass energy and implications for state RPS and renewable policy, in light of the recent Manomet report, “Biomass Sustainability and Carbon Policy Study.”

CESA Fall Meeting 2010: Washington, DC

October 27, 2010

CESA’s Fall 2010 Members Meeting took place in Washington, DC. This members-only conference included presentations by clean energy experts and plenty of opportunity for CESA members to network and collaborate on shared challenges and experiences.

2010 National Summit on RPS

October 20, 2010

The National Summit on RPS provides a forum for state officials interested in implementing or increasing the effectiveness of their RPS programs to meet an exchange ideas. The 2010 Summit was held in conjunction with the Renewable Energy Markets conference in Portland, Oregon.

States Advancing Wind Webinar: Evaluating the Visual Impact of Wind Turbines: A Methodology for State Officials

October 14, 2010

In this webinar presentation, landscape architect Jean Vissering reviews her draft report for CESA, “A Visual Impact Assessment Process for Wind Energy Projects.” This report was created as part of CESA’s States Advancing Wind Project, funded by DOE’s Wind Powering America program.

Webinar: FERC Ruling and Feed-in Tariffs

September 30, 2010

This webinar reviews Feed-in Tariff policy options for states, given the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) July 15, 2010 ruling that state legislatures and PUCs are preempted from establishing a FIT rate that is inconsistent with PURPA.

Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Webinar: Hydrogen Fuel Cells: Technology and State Policy

September 28, 2010

On this NCSL-CESA webinar, individuals working on hydrogen & fuel cell commercialization and deployment from four organizations will provide an overview of their work and resources they have created that are helpful to state clean energy officials.

METAP Webinar: Hydrokinetic Testing Needs and Existing US Capabilities

September 9, 2010

This webinar, the fifth in a series for the State/Federal Marine Energy Technology Advancement Project (METAP), presents the results of NREL’s MHK testing needs and capabilities assessment. The managers of a few of the existing US test facilities present on their current and planned MHK testing infrastructure and activities in Hawaii, New England and the Northwest. Presenters also discuss opportunities for collaboration and information sharing across test facilities.

METAP Webinar: Ecological Effects of Marine Hydrokinetic Technology Projects

August 19, 2010

This webinar, the fourth in a series for the State/Federal Marine Energy Technology Advancement Project (METAP), will review the ecological effects of Marine Hydrokinetic (MHK) projects and the regulatory response. To date, MHK systems and their impacts have not been widely tested. As more MHK projects are going through state and federal licensing applications, understanding of potential environmental impacts to aquatic organisms and marine ecosystems is increasing. This webinar will focus on the MHK environmental permitting process in the US, the environmental challenges posed by MHK projects, risk evaluation and potential mitigation strategies.

METAP Webinar: Marine Energy Regulatory Framework: Challenges & Solutions

July 15, 2010

This webinar, the third in a series for the State/Federal Marine Energy Technology Advancement Project (METAP), reviews the regulatory framework surrounding marine energy projects.