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.


Energy Storage Interconnection – Challenges and Solutions

May 21, 2024

Energy storage projects face unique operational attributes that are often not well accounted for in current interconnection processes, and this can lead to storage projects facing undue burdens that may ultimately cause them to become uneconomical. In this webinar, policy experts will examine the problem and discuss new initiatives designed to address interconnection challenges.

Batteries 101, Part 2: Benefits and Applications of Battery Energy Storage in Massachusetts

May 30, 2024

In a special, Massachusetts-focused webinar series by CEG and CESA, experts will answer your questions about energy storage. This second webinar in the series will cover battery storage benefits and applications.

CESA 2024 Members Meeting

June 3, 2024

CESA’s 2024 Members Meeting will take place on June 3-4 in Chicago, Illinois. This annual event is filled with learning, networking, and information-sharing activities.


CESA/RPS Webinar: Renewable Solar Thermal

May 30, 2012

This webinar will focus on the technical status, cost effectiveness, market barriers, and greenhouse gas benefits associated with four technologies for residential and commercial building applications – solar water and space heating, high efficiency air- and ground-source heat pumps, clean and high efficiency wood pellet and chip boilers, and biodiesel blended with fuel oil.

OWAP Webinar: DOI-BOEM Discussion on OSW Public Liaison Coordination

May 22, 2012

This webinar will feature a discussion with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Department of Interior regarding their approach to providing effective public liaison and coordination on issues related to offshore wind energy.

CESA National Membership Meeting – Portland, OR

May 7, 2012

CESA’s Spring 2012 Members Meeting took place in Portland, Oregon. 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.

CESA Webinar: Clean Energy Trends 2012 – A Report from Clean Edge

April 27, 2012

CleanEdge has recentlly released is “Clean Energy Trends 2012” report. This publically available report is the 11th annual edition and includes current and projected growth forecasts for solar PV, wind, and biofuels as well as detailed analysis of solar PV pricing, clean -tech public market activity, venture capital investments, and five major trends to watch in 2012 and beyond. CESA will host a webinar for its members and clean energy colleagues to hear from one of the reports lead authors on the state of clean energy markets as part of our ongoing support of clean-energy technologies and markets.

RPS Webinar: RPS and Cost Containment Options

April 24, 2012

This month’s webinar for the State-Federal RPS Collaborative will focus on the various ways in which states have sought to limit the cost of their RPS.

SSTI Webinar: Clean, Green and Local: Why States Are Taking the Lead in Cleantech

April 19, 2012

Though many states have implemented programs to boost the use of clean energy technologies, only a handful have fully leveraged the potential of energy policy to support their state’s innovation system. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation’s (ITIF) Matthew Stepp, Mark Muro of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and Lewis Milford of the Clean Energy Group will explore ways that the technology-based economic development (TBED) community can better leverage cleantech policy and programs to spur greater innovation, economic development and industry expansion. We will also take a look at the role that states and regions play in the clean energy economy and how some have used clean energy funds to support research, tech commercialization and the creation of new companies.

OWAP Webinar: Marine Spatial Planning

April 17, 2012

This webinar features a presentation by Crow White (of the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara), one of the authors and principle investigators of a new report on the value of marine spatial planning for renewable energy, will provide a briefing on the report’s findings. The report uses multiple ocean use tradeoff analysis to quantify the value of the use of the MSP framework for siting offshore wind in Massachusetts.

Solar Thermal Trends, Performance-Based Incentives, and RPS

March 30, 2012

This webinar will feature three presentations looking at solar thermal from different vantage points. Les Nelson of the International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials will summarize market and costs trends for solar thermal technologies. James Critchfield will discuss US EPA’s initiative to work with stakeholders to create a US Heat Meter Standard, which will set requirements for the instrumentation and application of equipment used to measure the energy generation of thermal energy systems. Sam Watson of the North Carolina Utilities Commission will describe his state’s experiences with including solar thermal in its RPS, and will provide lessons learned.

METAP Webinar: Resource Assessments of Wave Energy and Tidal Streams in the U.S.

March 29, 2012

During this webinar the authors of two reports—”Mapping and Assessment of the United States Ocean Wave Energy Resource” and “Assessment of Energy Production Potential from Tidal Streams in the United States”— will present on the results of their research to calculate the maximum kinetic energy available from waves and tides off U.S. coasts that could be used for future energy production.

RPS Webinar: Updates from Massachusetts and Arizona

February 29, 2012

The State-Federal RPS Collaborative is beginning a series of periodic webinars in which RPS administrators report on the current status of their RPS and describe recent developments. This month’s webinar will provide updates on the RPS programs and activities in Arizona and Massachusetts. The focus will be on program elements and developments that may be of interest to other states. The second half of the webinar will provide audience members with an opportunity for questions and discussion. Similar webinars on other states will be held every few months. In the intervening months, other types of webinars will be offered.