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

Solving the Grid Connection Problem

September 28, 2022

As the energy transition accelerates, an unprecedented number of clean energy projects have applied to connect to the power grid. FERC has opened a rulemaking to revamp the grid connection process.

Introduction to Floating Wind Technology and Markets

October 13, 2022

In this webinar, Adrienne Downey with offshore wind project developer Hexicon Group will present the current state of floating offshore wind technology around the world and will chat with California Energy Commissioner Kourtney Vaccaro about the potential of floating offshore wind in the US and the obstacles to its adoption.

State Leadership in Decarbonizing the Building Sector, Featuring California and New York

October 26, 2022

The building sector is a substantial contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. This webinar will highlight two state initiatives that are making a big impact in decarbonizing this sector: California’s 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards and New York’s Clean Energy Initiative.

Innovative Avenues to Public Participation in Clean Energy Development, Featuring Connecticut and Washington

November 9, 2022

This webinar will highlight two impressive and impactful state programs that are accelerating the development of clean energy while increasing public participation in the process: The CT Green Bank’s Green Liberty Bonds program, and Washington’s 2021 State Energy Strategy.

Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage: Comparing State Policies

November 17, 2022

A variety of studies and disparate datasets track state energy storage polices, but these datasets do not cover all behind-the-meter (BTM) related storage policy. Moreover, these databases do not align these policies with the policy stacking framework. Thus, it is unclear what BTM storage policies are adopted across the country, what should comprise a complete…

State Leadership in Solar+Storage, Featuring Maryland and Oregon

December 9, 2022

This webinar will highlight two well-designed and impactful programs that are supporting the development of solar+storage projects in their state: the Maryland Energy Administration’s Resilient Maryland / Resiliency Hubs Grant Program, and the Oregon Department of Energy’s Solar+Storage Rebate Program.

Recent

State Plans for 100% Clean Electricity: Updates from California and Rhode Island

April 6, 2021

California and Rhode Island recently issued important planning studies that will help with 100% clean energy implementation.

Collaborating with Community-Based Organizations: An Energy Justice Primer for States

March 23, 2021

Solar development in under-resourced communities will be most effective and equitable when trusted community organizations are involved. Panelists discussed a new guidebook for state energy agencies that are looking to strengthen their relationships with local under-resourced communities or are beginning to engage in energy justice work.

ConnectedSolutions: How a New Program Improves the Economics and Social Benefits of Solar+Storage in Massachusetts and Beyond

March 12, 2021

This webinar will present new economic analysis showing how commercial facilities in Massachusetts (and beyond) can maximize energy savings and resiliency by installing solar PV and battery storage systems under the new ConnectedSolutions battery incentive program.

Building Community Resilience Hubs: A Conversation with the Asian Pacific Environmental Network and RYSE Center

March 10, 2021

Speakers from the Asian Pacific Environmental Network will discuss their experience defining and developing community resilience hubs. The discussion will include a case study – the RYSE Youth Center in Richmond, CA – and their efforts transforming the Center into a resilience hub.

Solar+Storage for Puerto Rico Fire Station Resilience

March 3, 2021

Solar Responders was formed as a response to the Puerto Rico Fire Department’s demand for reliable, resilient power. To date, Solar Responders has installed solar+storage on 6 fire stations, with a goal of all stations by 2023. In this webinar, guest speakers will share the challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned from this process.

Designing Hybrid Combined Heat and Power Systems: An Introduction to New Features in NREL’s REopt Lite Tool

March 2, 2021

This webinar will focus on REopt Lite’s new CHP capabilities.

State of the U.S. Energy Storage Industry: 2020 Year in Review

February 25, 2021

Our annual lookback at the year in energy storage will cover advances in the U.S. market, including deployment trends, policy and regulatory updates; the state of the art in energy storage technologies; and the market outlook for the coming years. Dan Finn-Foley from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables will share his insights, with introductory remarks from Dr. Imre Gyuk from US DOE Office of Electricity.

Net-Zero America

February 23, 2021

“Net-Zero America: Potential Pathways, Infrastructure, and Impacts” analyzes five possible pathways for achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. It has been praised as the most thorough examination to date of deep decarbonization strategies.

CERTs Webinar: The Future of Energy Storage in Minnesota

February 23, 2021

This webinar, hosted by the Minnesota Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs), focused on the big picture of energy storage, what that expansive term can include, and what the future of energy storage may look like in Minnesota and the Midwest. Panelists included Ellen Anderson, Climate Program Director at Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy; Marc Perez,…

Applying New Data from NREL’s State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE) Platform

January 27, 2021

This webinar will explore the newly updated State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE) Platform and applications for clean energy planning.