Upcoming Webinars and Events for CESA https://www.cesa.org/webinars/ SMUD’s Carbon-Reduction Strategies: Smart Homes, Strategic Electrification, and Energy Storage https://www.cesa.org/webinars/smuds-carbon-reduction-strategies/?date=2019-12-05 <p>This webinar is a follow-on to CESA's ESTAP webinars on energy storage projects and implementation at municipal utilities.</p><p>The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), a CESA member, is focused on deep carbon reduction via two key strategies: increasing renewable energy and strategic electrification. Significant incentives are available to developers, builders, and homeowners who are investing in all-electric homes and integrated technologies like energy storage. SMUD encourages building electrification through its All-Electric Smart Homes program, which can use on-site or off-site renewable energy for heating &amp; cooling, hot water, cooking, and transportation. Seven all-electric smart homes communities are currently under development.</p><p>In addition to its Smart Homes program, SMUD offers a storage program that provides incentives for homeowners that are interested in sharing the resource with the utility. When coupled with solar, the storage system can store the excess generation and allow the customer to dispatch the battery during peak load hours when electricity is more expensive. By shifting battery dispatch to peak periods, a homeowner not only reduces their carbon emissions, but also reduces demand on the electric grid and their electric bill. Additional value can be passed onto the customer when the battery is dispatched to provide grid support.</p><p>Please join us on this one-hour webinar with Rachel Huang, SMUD’s Director of Energy Strategy, Research &amp; Development, to learn more about SMUD's strategic electrification, storage, and carbon reduction efforts, and to learn about the programs benefits to the utility and ratepayer impacts.</p><p> Presenter: Rachel Huang, Director of Energy, Strategy, Research, and Development, SMUD</p><p> Moderator: Val Stori, Project Director, Clean Energy States Alliance</p><p style="text-align: center;">*****</p><p><span>This webinar is a presentation of the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP). ESTAP is the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership, a federal-state funding and information sharing project that aims to accelerate the deployment of electrical energy storage technologies in the U.S. ESTAP is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity, managed by Sandia National Laboratories, and administered by the Clean Energy States Alliance. Learn more at </span><span><a href="https://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=&amp;msgid=0&amp;act=111111&amp;c=1164501&amp;destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cesa.org%2Fprojects%2Fenergy-storage-technology-advancement-partnership%2F"><span>www.cesa.org/projects/energy-storage-technology-advancement-partnership</span></a></span><span>.</span></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2019 12:57:26 -0500 https://www.cesa.org/webinars/smuds-carbon-reduction-strategies/?date=2019-12-05 Sharing Solar Benefits - Expanding Residential Solar in Connecticut's Communities of Color https://www.cesa.org/webinars/sharing-solar-benefits-expanding-residential-solar-in-connecticuts-communities-of-color/?date=2019-12-06 <p>This CESA webinar will feature panelists from the Connecticut Green Bank who will discuss the Green Bank's Residential Solar Investment Program (RSIP) and its impacts and results. Join us to learn about their analysis and hear about the experiences of customers who participated in the Green Bank’s programs.</p><p>The RSIP has supported over 290 megawatts of residential solar PV deployment since 2012, including over 125 megawatts in low- and moderate-income communities. The program’s success in reaching LMI households can largely be attributed to the Green Bank’s Solar for All program, a public-private partnership with PosiGen Solar and Energy Efficiency that offers homeowner’s a solar lease paired with energy efficiency measures, regardless of income or creditworthiness.</p><p>Earlier this year, the Green Bank dove deeper into their data to look at the RSIP’s performance in reaching communities of color in addition to low-income households. The analysis found that LMI and communities of color that were previously underrepresented in solar PV adoption responded favorably to measured incentives and market focus. The experience in Connecticut bucks the trend of recent national studies that have shown a widespread inequality in the deployment of rooftop solar in the U.S. when considering race and ethnicity.</p><p>Guest speakers:</p><ul><li>Isabelle Hazelwood, Connecticut Green Bank</li><li>Emily Basham, Connecticut Green Bank</li><li>Nicole Hernandez Hammer, Clean Energy States Alliance (moderator)<br><br></li></ul><p>This webinar is presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) as part of a State Energy Strategies project supported by a grant from the US Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office. Learn more about this project at: <a title="Link to project page" href="projects/low-income-clean-energy/state-energy-strategies-project/" target="_blank" data-mce-href="https://www.cesa.org/projects/low-income-clean-energy/state-energy-strategies-project/">https://www.cesa.org/projects/low-income-clean-energy/state-energy-strategies-project/</a></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2019 12:01:42 -0500 https://www.cesa.org/webinars/sharing-solar-benefits-expanding-residential-solar-in-connecticuts-communities-of-color/?date=2019-12-06 Energía resistente en Puerto Rico: Cómo el Solar+Almacenamiento está re moldeando el panorama energético https://www.cesa.org/webinars/energia-resistente-en-puerto-rico-como-el-solar-almacenamiento-esta-re-moldeando-el-panorama-energetico/?date=2019-12-10 <p><strong>This webinar will be presented entirely in Spanish. </strong>It will provide an overview of several resilient power projects underway or recently completed in Puerto Rico.</p><p>Clean Energy Group presenta el siguiente seminario web en español.</p><p>Este seminario web presenta una visión general de los proyectos de energía resistente actualmente en curso o recientemente completados en Puerto Rico.</p><p>Después que el huracán María destruyo la infraestructura energética de Puerto Rico en 2017, los sistemas de tecnología Solar+Almacenamiento resistente ganaron popularidad como una opción confiable de energía de respaldo para instalaciones críticas y hogares vulnerables. Los generadores de diesel demostraron ser caros y poco confiables, y el acceso al combustible fué cada vez más problemático. Ahora, dos años después, la energía resistente a crecido como una herramienta esencial para la recuperación y preparación de comunidades.</p><p>Este seminario web de Clean Energy Group presentará una visión general de los proyectos de energía resistente en curso o recientemente completados en Puerto Rico.</p><p>Los panelistas invitados compartirán acerca de aplicaciones de energía resistente para operaciones de emergencia crítica y residentes vulnerables, a su vez discutirán las mejores prácticas y las barreras para la implementación de estos tipos de proyectos. Aquellos involucrados en el desarrollo de oportunidades laborales, también compartirán sobre sus experiencias en capacitaciones locales de almacenamiento de energía solar y baterías.</p><p>Presentadores:</p><p>Will Heegard - Fundador y Director, Footprint Project</p><p>Mareldi Ahumada Paras - Estudiante de Doctorado en la Universidad de Washington</p><p>Edgar Oscar Ruiz - Director Ejecutivo, Sail Relief Team</p><p>Moderadora​:</p><p>Nicole Hernandez Hammer - Directora de Proyectos, Clean Energy Group</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2019 13:32:28 -0500 https://www.cesa.org/webinars/energia-resistente-en-puerto-rico-como-el-solar-almacenamiento-esta-re-moldeando-el-panorama-energetico/?date=2019-12-10 Solar with Justice: A New Report on Solar for Under-Resourced Communities https://www.cesa.org/webinars/solar-with-justice-a-new-report-on-solar-for-under-resourced-communities/?date=2019-12-12 <p>This webinar will present the key findings and recommendations from a new report that will be released on December 10, 2019. </p><p><em><strong>Solar with Justice: Strategies for Powering Up Under-Resourced Communities and Growing an Inclusive Solar Economy</strong></em> was produced by a team from the Clean Energy States Alliance, the Jackson State University Department of Urban &amp; Regional Planning, the Partnership for Southern Equity, PaulosAnalysis, the University of Michigan School for Environment &amp; Sustainability, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, and The Solutions Project.</p><p>Members of the team will give an overview of the report and discuss recommendations for actions that different stakeholder groups – including states, community organizations, foundations, the solar industry, and municipalities - can take to ensure solar empowers under-resourced communities and provides tangible financial and wealth-building benefits. More than 90 policymakers, community group leaders, solar experts, and energy equity advocates were interviewed as part of the research for the report.</p><p>Speakers:<br><br>• Danielle Deane-Ryan, Director of the Inclusive Clean Economy Program, The Nathan Cummings Foundation<br>• Chandra Farley, Director of the Just Energy Program, Partnership for Southern Equity<br>• Rudi Navarra, Director of Investments, The Solutions Project<br>• Warren Leon, Executive Director, CESA (moderator)</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2019 13:26:23 -0500 https://www.cesa.org/webinars/solar-with-justice-a-new-report-on-solar-for-under-resourced-communities/?date=2019-12-12