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

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.

Recent

ESTAP RFI Bidder’s Call

February 29, 2012

On this webinar, bidders (state entities) and their partners will have access to staff from DOE OE, Sandia National Laboratories, and CESA.

CESA – RPS Webinar: Reverse Auctions, Renewable Energy, and RPS

January 27, 2012

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) for the State-Federal RPS Collaborative, describes the advantages and disadvantages of the reverse auction approach, and provides advice for state policymakers who may wish to consider using reverse auctions. This webinar gives special attention to California’s Renewable Auction Mechanism.

Energy Storage Webinar: Federal Regulatory Energy Storage Policy

January 25, 2012

In this webinar, we will review the federal regulatory landscape for energy storage, specifically FERC Order 755, FERC Order 890 (which directs ISOs/RTOs to develop tariffs, market rules, and control algorithms and to open markets for new technologies that provide ancillary services), and other aspects of FERC treatment of energy storage and how these affect ISOs, energy storage device owners, and energy storage technology manufacturers.

METAP Webinar: National Laboratory Activities to Support Marine Energy Technology Progress

January 12, 2012

On January 12, 2012, Clean Energy States Alliance will host a webinar to explore the National Laboratories’ support activities for marine hydrokinetic technologies (MHK).

This webinar is designed as a briefing for MHK stakeholders by representatives from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Sandia National Laboratory, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory regarding their major activities and research to support marine energy commercialization and deployment.

UNEP SEF Alliance Webinar: Evaluating Clean Energy Public Finance Mechanisms

January 11, 2012

This webinar will cover the results of the recently released UNEP SEF Alliance/Climate Bonds Initiative /Irbaris report, “Evaluating Clean Energy Public Finance Mechanisms.” The report evaluates government funding of programs supporting the low-carbon, clean energy economy; it also examines the effectiveness of different types of public finance mechanisms at different stages of the clean energy continuum and how they perform in different environments.

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.