RPS Events and Webinars

Upcoming Events

April 12, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

The Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is in the process of implementing a new solar incentive program designed to maintain robust growth in the number of solar installations while reducing costs for ratepayers. Learn more about this program in a webinar presentation featuring Kaitlin Kelly, RPS Program Coordinator at DOER.

Recent Events

March 10, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Implementing Expanded RPSs in Illinois and Michigan

In late-2016, both Illinois and Michigan strengthened and extended their RPSs. In this webinar, Brian Granahan of the Illinois Power Agency and Katie Trachsel of the Michigan Public Service Commission described their states’ new laws and explained how the states are preparing for implementation.

January 25, 2017 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Implementing Expanded RPSs in Oregon and Rhode Island

In 2016, both Oregon and Rhode Island strengthened and extended their RPSs. In this webinar, Rebecca Smith (Senior Policy Analyst at the Oregon Department of Energy) and Linda George (Senior Legal Counsel at the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission) described their states’ new RPS laws and explained how the states are preparing for implementation.

November 30 - December 1, 2016

2016 National Summit on RPS

The premier RPS-related event of the year was held at the Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, DC. Attending the Summit is the best way to learn about developments and trends related to state RPSs and to network with many of the people from across the country who are most engaged in implementing and analyzing state RPS programs.

November 21, 2016 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

California’s 50 Percent RPS

Representatives from the California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission discussed how they are preparing for the 50 percent RPS target and the state of their plans.

October 11, 2016 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Grid Modernization and Renewable Portfolio Standards

In this webinar, hosted by CESA's RPS Collaborative, guest speakers from LBNL and NREL discussed research and technical assistance opportunities to help state regulators and policymakers better plan for grid modernization, and how grid modernization could impact RPS goal setting and implementation.