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

Outreach, Consumer Education, and Community Partnerships: How DC’s Solar for All Program is Bringing Solar to Low-Income Households

June 25, 2024

Washington, DC’s Solar for All program is a rooftop and community solar program aiming to benefit over 100,000 households with incomes at or below 80% of area median income. This webinar will profile the program and the ways its administrators have handled outreach and consumer education over the program’s seven-year history.

Recent

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.

Evaluating the Capabilities of Behind-the-Meter Solar+Storage for Providing Backup Power during Long-Duration Power Interruptions

October 20, 2022

Customer-sited solar+storage can help homes and businesses maintain essential activities during grid outages. A new report by Berkeley Lab estimates the performance of commercially available solar+storage systems in providing behind-the-meter critical-load or whole-building backup power during long-duration outages.

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.

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.

Advancing Solar for Manufactured Homes through Community Solar

September 14, 2022

Panelists will share more information about how community solar can be used to bring the benefits of solar to manufactured homes; how to engage with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Community Solar Partnership; and successful examples of community solar projects that have benefitted manufactured homes and communities.

Commissioning an Energy Storage System: Lessons Learned in the Field

September 7, 2022

This webinar features speakers who have developed energy storage projects and can share how they approached the commissioning process, what they learned, and what they would recommend project teams do to help make commissioning run as smoothly as possible.

Glad Tidings: How a California Congregation Is Pioneering a New Model by Building a Clean Energy Hub with Solar and Electric Vehicles

August 31, 2022

This webinar will provide an overview of the resilient clean energy hub created by the Glad Tidings International congregation in South Hayward, CA.

Informing Energy Storage and Storage-Enabled Microgrid Project Decisions Using EPRI’s DER-VET™

August 24, 2022

The webinar will present on analysis frameworks, case studies, and applications of EPRI’s Distributed Energy Resource Value Estimation Tool (DER-VET™) utilized across a large array of grid applications for a variety of stakeholders—including customers, technology providers and developers, utilities, and regulators.

The Health and Environmental Justice Impacts from Peaker Power Plants in Boston, Philadelphia, and Detroit

August 16, 2022

A new report examines the environmental justice and public health impacts of peaker power plants in three U.S. cities – Boston, Philadelphia, and Detroit. Report authors from CEG and Strategen will discuss their findings.

New Federal Funding for Energy Storage: What’s Available and How To Qualify

August 9, 2022

DOE has several new, large funding budgets for energy storage projects, research and development. This webinar will feature speakers from the national laboratories and DOE, who will explain how and when these federal dollars will become available, who can qualify, and how to apply.