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.


Scaling Up Solar – The Montgomery County Green Bank and Sunnova’s Low-and Moderate-Income Solar Pilot Program

July 7, 2022

Earlier this year, the Montgomery County Green Bank launched a new $600K LMI solar pilot program to test a different approach to solar access in LMI communities. The pilot includes a dual track (ownership and third party-owned) and an innovative third party owned pricing structure with solar company Sunnova.

The Energy Storage Supply Chain – Delays and Cost Increases: What’s Happening in the industry, and What to Expect Next

July 14, 2022

This webinar will feature speakers who will address the impacts of these global events on their energy storage projects now in development. We will also get an overview of the global energy storage industry, and a look at trends that may help us understand what to expect in the coming months and years.


New England Marine Renewable Energy Center’s Technical Conference

November 7, 2011

With 40 presentations in two days, the 3rd Annual New England Marine Renewable Energy Center’s Technical Conference will offer many interesting sessions devoted to offshore wind, environment studies for ocean energy devices, tidal systems, modeling, commercialization issues and wave energy devices.

2011 National Summit on RPS

October 26, 2011

Clean Energy Group and Clean Energy States Alliance hosted this year’s National Summit on RPS at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC on October 26 and 27th.

CESA Fall Meeting 2011: Washington, DC

October 24, 2011

CESA’s Fall 2011 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.

METAP Webinar: Carbon Trust’s “Accelerating Marine Energy” Report

October 12, 2011

This webinar features a presentation by Dr. Stephen Wyatt, Head of Technology Acceleration at UK Carbon Trust, on the findings of Carbon Trust’s recent report, Accelerating Marine Energy. The report highlights the latest MHK pilot projects in the UK, provides updated, detailed cost of energy estimates for wave and tidal technologies and identifies the potential for costs reductions.

RPS Webinar: Regional Transmission Planning in the East

October 6, 2011

This webinar presents information about the planning efforts being undertaken by the Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative (EIPC) and the Eastern Interconnection States’ Planning Council (EISPC). Guest speakers include EISPC Executive Director Marya White and EIPC Executive Director David Whiteley.

RPS Webinar: Regional Transmission Planning in the West

October 5, 2011

The regional transmission planning processes that are currently underway in the eastern and the western United States could shape the future of long-distance electricity transmission and significantly affect the future of renewable energy. It is important for policymakers and regulators who are involved in administering state RPS policies to understand how RPSs may be affected by these regional planning efforts. This webinar presents information about the planning efforts being undertaken by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council and the Western Governors’ Association.

Making the Best Use of Incentive Dollars for Distributed Wind

September 23, 2011

In this webinar, Trudy Forsyth of NREL and Heather Rhoads-Weaver of eFormative Options provided an interactive demonstration of the Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool, designed to identify distributed wind policy best practices as part of a U.S. DOE-funded project that ranked states based on their current incentives and market environments, and calculated impacts on project economics for various levels of rebates, feed-in tariffs (FIT), and other incentives.

METAP Webinar: State-level Marine Energy Support

September 16, 2011

CESA hosted this webinar to review recent State activities to support Marine Energy technologies and industries. Representatives from state agencies and organizations presented highlights of the past year’s acitivities in their states, including updates on programs, policies, test facilities and pilot projects.

OSW Webinar: The Role and Needs of Private Investors in Offshore Wind Finance

September 14, 2011

This webinar will examine the financing issue from the perspective of private investors. Who could invest? What will it take to make them invest? How to address financing and technology risks? What role does the investment community believe that state and federal government policy should play?

Fuel Cells and Power Generation

August 31, 2011

This webinar gives background on current fuel cell technology, and showcases two companies who are successfully putting stationary fuel cell applications to work.