Upcoming Webinars and Events for CESA https://www.cesa.org/webinars/ CESA Spring 2019 Membership Meeting https://www.cesa.org/webinars/spring-2019-membership-meeting/?date=2019-04-30 <p><em>Golden, Colorado </em></p><p><em>Co-Hosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory</em> </p><h4><strong>MEMBERS-ONLY</strong></h4><p>The Clean Energy States Alliance 2019 Members Meeting will be held at the NREL campus in Golden, Colorado on Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1. There will be an optional tour of NREL’s energy research facilities on Monday, April 29, followed by dinner on Monday night.<br> <br>This conference will include presentations by clean energy experts and plenty of opportunity for CESA members to network and collaborate on shared challenges and experiences. This event is only open to the staff of <strong><a href="https://www.cesa.org/membership/cesa-members/">CESA member organizations</a></strong>. </p><hr><h3><strong>Registration </strong></h3><p>Registration for CESA members is free. In order for us to plan for the meeting and meals, and to keep you informed about meeting updates, please register as soon as possible, and not later than <strong>MARCH 27th</strong>.<br> <br>Use the online registration form to register for the meeting to indicate which days and meals you will attend. CESA will cover meals noted in the meeting agenda. Limited travel assistance is available, based on need, to help one representative from each Core Member organization to attend the both days of the conference. <strong><a href="https://goo.gl/forms/BFpPFRniw5m7tVn23" target="_blank">Register here</a></strong>.</p><hr><h3>Questions?      </h3><p>If you have any questions about meeting registration or the hotel room block, contact Maria Blais Costello at 802-223-2554 x-203 or email maria@cleanegroup.org.<br> <br>We look forward to seeing you in Colorado!</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2019 10:06:24 -0500 https://www.cesa.org/webinars/spring-2019-membership-meeting/?date=2019-04-30 The Offshore Wind R&D Consortium: Roadmap, Research Priorities, and the Open Solicitation https://www.cesa.org/webinars/the-offshore-wind-r-and-d-consortium-roadmap-research-priorities-and-the-open-solicitation/?date=2019-05-09 <p>Join the Clean Energy States Alliance for a one-hour webinar to learn about the <strong><a href="https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/Offshore-Wind/Economic-Opportunities/RD" target="_blank">Offshore Wind R&amp;D Consortium</a></strong>, a jointly funded US DOE and NYSERDA R&amp;D partnership whose membership includes major project developers, technical consultants, national labs, and four states to accelerate the development and innovation of the US offshore wind industry by removing or reducing technological and supply chain barriers. The Consortium released its initial Roadmap in October 2018 with strategies for achieving the Consortium's three research pillars' goals. Since the Roadmap's release, the Consortium opened the first of a round of solicitations. <br><br>In this webinar, we will hear from Walt Musial at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Richard Bourgeois at NYSERDA about the Consortium's research priorities, the open solicitation, and how to get involved in the work of the Consortium. CESA Project Director Val Stori will moderate. <br><br>This webinar is presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA).</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:44:44 -0400 https://www.cesa.org/webinars/the-offshore-wind-r-and-d-consortium-roadmap-research-priorities-and-the-open-solicitation/?date=2019-05-09 The Economic Case for Resilient Solar+Storage in the Southeast https://www.cesa.org/webinars/resilient-southeast/?date=2019-05-16 <p>Solar PV and battery storage (solar+storage) technologies that provide clean, reliable backup power are cost-effective for many critical community facilities in the Southeast, according to Clean Energy Group’s forthcoming “Resilient Southeast” report series. The report series details a first-of-its-kind economic analysis and landscape review for solar+storage in the region. In some cases, solar+storage was found to be a positive investment based on electric bill savings alone, and, when the value of resilience is accounted for, the technologies were found to make economic sense for all cases evaluated.</p><p>The report series explores the obstacles and opportunities for development of resilient solar+storage in five cities: Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC; Miami, FL; New Orleans, LA; and Wilmington, NC. Each of these cities has a history of increasingly severe weather and extended power outages that have left vulnerable populations without access to resources when they are most in need of assistance. The report series evaluates the case for solar+storage to serve as a clean, onsite energy source that can keep communities safe more reliably and, in many cases, more affordably than traditional backup generators. Beyond providing emergency backup power during grid outages, solar+storage systems can provide benefits throughout the year, including significant electric bill savings and valuable grid services.</p><p>In this webinar, Clean Energy Group will be joined by report series partner the Alliance for Affordable Energy to discuss the findings of the report and how the results impact efforts underway in the Southeast. There will be time to address questions from the audience. </p><p><strong>Speakers:</strong> </p><ul><li>Seth Mullendore, Vice President and Project Director, Clean Energy Group</li> <li>Marriele Robinson, Program Associate, Clean Energy Group</li> <li>Logan Atkinson Burke, Executive Director, Alliance for Affordable Energy</li> </ul><p>This webinar is presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project. For more information and resources, visit <a href="http://www.resilient-power.org" target="_blank">www.resilient-power.org</a>. </p> Mon, 22 Apr 2019 10:17:13 -0400 https://www.cesa.org/webinars/resilient-southeast/?date=2019-05-16