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

Battery Storage for Fossil-Fueled Peaker Power Plant Replacement: A Maine Case Study

April 30, 2024

Speakers from Strategen and CESA will discuss a new analysis which shows that battery storage can cost effectively replace aging fossil-fueled peaker power plants in New England.

Equity Strategies for LA’s 100% Clean Energy Transition

May 2, 2024

The LA100 Equity Strategies project provides community-guided, data-driven strategies for increasing equity in LA’s transition to 100% clean energy. Most of the findings and methodologies are relevant to states with similar goals.

Micro-Financing and Locally Led Development: A Scalable Model for Resilient Power in Rural Communities

May 16, 2024

This webinar will feature the Solar Village Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing solar+storage to schools, clinics and homes in rural India and Puerto Rico, helping with health, education, and home life as well as climate change.

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.

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

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.

Financing Fuel Cell Installations

August 30, 2011

This webinar presents various financing models for fuel cell installations. A representative from UTC Power discusses the attractive financing options that company offers and the implications for future projects. A representative of ClearEdge Power explains the importance of the financing issue for the future success of the fuel cell industry and discussed the company’s plans to market residential fuel cell systems.

DOE and Partners to Host Webinar August 16: Go Local – Maximizing Your Local Renewable Resources with Fuel Cells

August 16, 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Program, the Clean Energy States Alliance, and the Technology Transition Corp. will be hosting a webinar titled “Go Local – Maximizing Your Local Renewable Resources with Fuel Cells” as part of their Learning From Local Leaders Webinar Series. During the webinar, attendees will learn how municipalities are using solar, wind, biogas, and other local renewable energy resources in conjunction with fuel cells. Every area of the nation has natural resources that local leaders can use to trim costs, create jobs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by leveraging the benefits of hydrogen and fuel cells.

OSW Webinar: The Role of States and Public Support Mechanisms in Supporting Offshore Wind Financing

August 9, 2011

This webinar examines some of the key strategies, efforts, and policy tools being used by states to support offshore wind financing and deployment. The webinar will begin to identify what are the characteristics of an effective approach by states to create demand, encourage power purchase agreements, employ public procurement, and use public funding to support offshore wind development and related supply chain investment.

Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster: 2011 Supply Chain Exchange

July 20, 2011

The Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC) is hosting a Supply Chain Exchange for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry in the New England and New York region.  The event will feature a “matchmaking”/networking session–an opportunity for OEMs and suppliers to meet and exchange information.  Included in the event is an opportunity to meet with…

OSW Webinar: The Financing Challenges Facing the US Offshore Wind Market

July 13, 2011

This kick-off webinar will examine the US DOE national offshore wind strategy deployment objectives, its implications for the total investment required to develop this amount of generation, and the specific financing gaps and challenges.

States Advancing Wind Webinar: Best Practices for Sustainable Wind Energy Development in the Great Lakes Region

June 29, 2011

Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) and the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative (GLWC) invite you to participate in a webinar on Wednesday, June 29 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT on the recently released publication: Best Practices for Sustainable Wind Energy Development in the Great Lakes Region. Though the focus is on the Great Lakes Region, most of the recommendations are broadly applicable to other regions of the U.S., and we encourage anyone interested in sustainable wind energy development to attend.