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

Assessing the Value of Energy Storage: A Framework for States

January 31, 2023

A new report prepared by Applied Economics Clinic for the Clean Energy States Alliance provides a framework for state energy agencies contemplating a benefit-cost analysis for battery storage.

Recent

RPS Webinar: Energy Storage and Renewable Portfolio Standards

December 19, 2011

This webinar will explore the role of energy storage in state RPS, including facilitating the integration of an increasingly higher penetration of renewables and the interpretation of energy storage as a generation resource. We will review and highlight examples of state RPS that include energy storage while exploring the benefits of energy storage to an RPS portfolio and the challenges for integrating storage into new and existing RPS programs.

OSW Webinar: Innovative Approaches for Financing US Offshore Wind Energy

December 6, 2011

This webinar, presented by CEG/CESA’s Offshore Wind Accelerator Project (OWAP), examines some of the innovative approaches that could be used to advance financing early U.S. offshore wind projects. The webinar looks beyond the immediate challenges of extending the federal production and investment tax credits to explore additional approaches and tools to finance offshore wind projects of scale.

CESA Webinar: Interstate Turbine Advisory Council (ITAC)

November 18, 2011

This webinar introduces the Interstate Turbine Advisory Council (ITAC), a collaboration between state wind incentive programs and related organizations to tackle one of the biggest challenges facing distributed wind programs: developing a list of reliable turbines to be eligible for incentives. ITAC was developed by CESA and several CESA member organizations.

Energy Innovation 2011 – Hosted by ITIF

November 17, 2011

Energy Innovation 2011, hosted by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and the Breakthrough Institute, brings together some of country’s foremost thinkers, scientists and innovators to look at clean energy innovation strategies in a time of fiscal austerity. Lewis Milford, CEG President, served as a presenter.

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.