2011

January 26, 2011 1:00pm — 2:30pm Eastern

Webinar: Solar PV & SHW Market & Legislative Outlook

This webinar is designed to provide CESA members and members of the States Advancing Solar network with expert insight into recent solar market trends and the federal legislative outlook for solar PV and solar hot water technologies in 2011.

February 2, 2011 12:30pm — 1:30pm Eastern

Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Webinar: Hydrogen Production and Storage for Fuel Cells

DOE/CESA/TTC/States Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Brown Bag Lunch Series Webinar - "Hydrogen Production and Storage for Fuel Cells." Presentation by Tim Lipman, co-director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at UC-Berkeley and director of the Department of Energy's Pacific Region Clean Energy Application Center. Lipman describes the findings of a new white paper, "An Overview of Hydrogen Production and Storage Systems with Renewable Hydrogen Case Studies."

February 15, 2011 9:30am — 11:00am Eastern

OSW Webinar: Building the U.S. Offshore Wind Supply Chain, SESSION #3

The speakers on this third webinar in the joint U.S. Offshore Wind Collaborative (USOWC) and Clean Energy States Alliance series focusing on building the U.S. offshore wind supply chain will provide an overview of three offshore wind supply chain initiatives within specific regions of the U.S.

February 25, 2011 1:00pm — 2:30pm ET

Webinar: NREL'S Cost of Renewable Energy Spreadsheet Tool (CREST)

CESA members and members of CESA's PV Peer Network are invited to join this webinar, on which Jason Gifford of Sustainable Energy Advantage (SEA) will provide an overview of the tool SEA created for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to allow state public utility commissions and the renewable energy community to assess renewable energy project costs, develop cost-based incentives (e.g., feed-in tariffs), and evaluate the impact of tax incentives or other support structures.

March 25, 2011 1:00pm — 2:30pm Eastern

Energy Storage Webinar: Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP) Opportunity

This webinar introduces the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP). Through this project, CESA will establish and facilitate a multi-state/federal collaborative initiative to advance cooperation and cost-share contributions to demonstration projects by states, DOE, and private industry to accelerate energy storage project deployment in the U.S.

March 29, 2011 1:00pm — 2:30pm Eastern

States Advancing RPS Webinar: The Commerce Clause and Implications for State RPS Programs

This webinar highlights a new CESA report, entitled "The Commerce Clause and Implications for State Renewable Portfolio Standard Programs." The report explains the applicability and effect of the interstate commerce clause of the US Constitution on a state's approach to the design of an RPS. The report also identifies and discusses options available to states for structuring RPS programs in a constitutionally compliant manner. In this webinar, the authors reviewed the key findings from the report.

April 4, 2011 1:00pm — 2:00pm Eastern

Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Webinar: Fuel Cells for Supermarkets

This hour-long call focused on the use of fuel cells by supermarkets. We heard about the experiences supermarkets have had using stationary fuel cells in four different states and explored the reasons why supermarkets appear to be an especially attractive venue for fuel cells. The webinar featured the following speakers:

> Frank Blake, Electrical Specialist, Price Chopper
> Scott Larsen, Project Manager for Industrial Research and Development, NYSERDA
> Kathy Loftus, Global Leader for Sustainable Engineering, Maintenance, and Energy Management, Whole Foods Market
> Benny D. Smith, Vice President of Facilities, Golub Corporation

May 26, 2011 1:00pm — 2:30pm Eastern

CESA/PV Peer Network Webinar: Innovation by Public-Sector Solar Programs in the US - A Sampling of Approaches

This webinar will highlight some of the innovative policies and programs being employed across the country by states and utilities to support the rapid acceleration of solar deployment in the U.S. This webinar will provide an overview of a variety of solar incentives and financing approaches, such as feed-in tariffs, solar RECs, and community-based programs for bulk purchases. Mark Sinclair, CESA Executive Director, will be the host. There will be time alotted for Q&A for the participants.

June 8, 2011 1:00pm — 2:30pm Eastern

CESA-USOWC Webinar: Offshore Wind Ecological Studies - Findings from New Jersey Research Project

The U.S. Offshore Wind Collaborative and Clean Energy States Alliance will host a webinar for the purpose of briefing participants on the comprehensive offshore wind ecological studies project, conducted by the New Jersey Department of the Environment.

June 9, 2011 12:00pm — 1:00pm Eastern

CESA Webinar: Fuel Cells and Renewable Portfolio Standards

This webinar will explain why some states have included fuel cells in their RPS - both fuel cells that use renewably generated fuels and fuel cells that use natural gas. It will explore what a state needs to consider before deciding to include fuel cells. The webinar will also discuss the reasons why more states are giving increased attention to distributed generation generally, including fuel cells.

June 27, 2011 1:00pm — 2:30pm

CESA Webinar: Linking State Clean Energy and Economic Development Activities

Clean Energy States Alliance, a nonprofit coalition of state clean energy programs, will host a webinar to explore how states can use their clean energy programs to advance economic development in partnership with state and federal economic development agencies.

June 29, 2011 1:00pm — 2:30pm Eastern

States Advancing Wind Webinar: Best Practices for Sustainable Wind Energy Development in the Great Lakes Region

Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) and the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative (GLWC) invite you to participate in a webinar on Wednesday, June 29 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT on the recently released publication: Best Practices for Sustainable Wind Energy Development in the Great Lakes Region. Though the focus is on the Great Lakes Region, most of the recommendations are broadly applicable to other regions of the U.S., and we encourage anyone interested in sustainable wind energy development to attend.

July 13, 2011 1:00pm — 3:00pm Eastern

OSW Webinar: The Financing Challenges Facing the US Offshore Wind Market

This kick-off webinar will examine the US DOE national offshore wind strategy deployment objectives, its implications for the total investment required to develop this amount of generation, and the specific financing gaps and challenges.

July 20, 2011 9:00am — 12:00pm Eastern

Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster: 2011 Supply Chain Exchange

The Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC) is hosting a Supply Chain Exchange for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry in the New England and New York region. The event will feature a "matchmaking"/networking session--an opportunity for OEMs and suppliers to meet and exchange information.

August 9, 2011 1:00pm — 2:30pm Eastern Daylight

OSW Webinar: The Role of States and Public Support Mechanisms in Supporting Offshore Wind Financing

This webinar examines some of the key strategies, efforts, and policy tools being used by states to support offshore wind financing and deployment. The webinar will begin to identify what are the characteristics of an effective approach by states to create demand, encourage power purchase agreements, employ public procurement, and use public funding to support offshore wind development and related supply chain investment.

August 16, 2011 12:00pm — 1:00pm Eastern

DOE and Partners to Host Webinar August 16: Go Local - Maximizing Your Local Renewable Resources with Fuel Cells

The U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Program, the Clean Energy States Alliance, and the Technology Transition Corp. will be hosting a webinar titled "Go Local - Maximizing Your Local Renewable Resources with Fuel Cells" as part of their Learning From Local Leaders Webinar Series. During the webinar, attendees will learn how municipalities are using solar, wind, biogas, and other local renewable energy resources in conjunction with fuel cells. Every area of the nation has natural resources that local leaders can use to trim costs, create jobs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by leveraging the benefits of hydrogen and fuel cells.

August 30, 2011 12:00pm — 1:00pm Eastern

Financing Fuel Cell Installations

This webinar presents various financing models for fuel cell installations. A representative from UTC Power discusses the attractive financing options that company offers and the implications for future projects. A representative of ClearEdge Power explains the importance of the financing issue for the future success of the fuel cell industry and discussed the company’s plans to market residential fuel cell systems.

August 31, 2011 12:00pm — 1:00pm Eastern

Fuel Cells and Power Generation

This webinar gives background on current fuel cell technology, and showcases two companies who are successfully putting stationary fuel cell applications to work.

September 14, 2011 1:00pm — 2:30pm Eastern

OSW Webinar: The Role and Needs of Private Investors in Offshore Wind Finance

This webinar will examine the financing issue from the perspective of private investors. Who could invest? What will it take to make them invest? How to address financing and technology risks? What role does the investment community believe that state and federal government policy should play?

September 16, 2011 2:00pm — 3:30pm Eastern

METAP Webinar: State-level Marine Energy Support

CESA hosted this webinar to review recent State activities to support Marine Energy technologies and industries. Representatives from state agencies and organizations presented highlights of the past year's acitivities in their states, including updates on programs, policies, test facilities and pilot projects.

September 23, 2011 1:00pm — 2:30pm Eastern

Making the Best Use of Incentive Dollars for Distributed Wind

In this webinar, Trudy Forsyth of NREL and Heather Rhoads-Weaver of eFormative Options provided an interactive demonstration of the Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool, designed to identify distributed wind policy best practices as part of a U.S. DOE-funded project that ranked states based on their current incentives and market environments, and calculated impacts on project economics for various levels of rebates, feed-in tariffs (FIT), and other incentives.

October 5, 2011 1:00pm — 2:30pm Eastern

RPS Webinar: Regional Transmission Planning in the West

The regional transmission planning processes that are currently underway in the eastern and the western United States could shape the future of long-distance electricity transmission and significantly affect the future of renewable energy. It is important for policymakers and regulators who are involved in administering state RPS policies to understand how RPSs may be affected by these regional planning efforts. This webinar presents information about the planning efforts being undertaken by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council and the Western Governors’ Association.

October 6, 2011 1:00pm — 2:30pm Eastern

RPS Webinar: Regional Transmission Planning in the East

This webinar presents information about the planning efforts being undertaken by the Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative (EIPC) and the Eastern Interconnection States’ Planning Council (EISPC). Guest speakers include EISPC Executive Director Marya White and EIPC Executive Director David Whiteley.

October 12, 2011 12:00pm — 1:00pm Eastern

METAP Webinar: Carbon Trust's "Accelerating Marine Energy" Report

This webinar features a presentation by Dr. Stephen Wyatt, Head of Technology Acceleration at UK Carbon Trust, on the findings of Carbon Trust's recent report, Accelerating Marine Energy. The report highlights the latest MHK pilot projects in the UK, provides updated, detailed cost of energy estimates for wave and tidal technologies and identifies the potential for costs reductions.

October 16 - 19, 2011

EESAT 2011 Conference

The Electrical Energy Storage Applications and Technologies or EESAT Conference is the premier forum for dissemination, review, and presentation of research and development, demonstration, and studies conducted around the globe on specific electrical energy storage applications and technologies, especially as they relate to the electricity grid.

October 26 - 27, 2011 9:00am — 1:00pm

2011 National Summit on RPS

Clean Energy Group and Clean Energy States Alliance hosted this year’s National Summit on RPS at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC on October 26 and 27th.

November 7 - 8, 2011

New England Marine Renewable Energy Center's Technical Conference

With 40 presentations in two days, the 3rd Annual New England Marine Renewable Energy Center’s Technical Conference will offer many interesting sessions devoted to offshore wind, environment studies for ocean energy devices, tidal systems, modeling, commercialization issues and wave energy devices.

November 17, 2011 9:00am — 4:30pm

Energy Innovation 2011 - Hosted by ITIF

Energy Innovation 2011, hosted by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and the Breakthrough Institute, brings together some of country’s foremost thinkers, scientists and innovators to look at clean energy innovation strategies in a time of fiscal austerity. Lewis Milford, CEG President, served as a presenter.

November 18, 2011 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

CESA Webinar: Interstate Turbine Advisory Council (ITAC)

This webinar introduces the Interstate Turbine Advisory Council (ITAC), a collaboration between state wind incentive programs and related organizations to tackle one of the biggest challenges facing distributed wind programs: developing a list of reliable turbines to be eligible for incentives. ITAC was developed by CESA and several CESA member organizations.

December 6, 2011 10:00am — 11:30am

OSW Webinar: Innovative Approaches for Financing US Offshore Wind Energy

This webinar, presented by CEG/CESA's Offshore Wind Accelerator Project (OWAP), examines some of the innovative approaches that could be used to advance financing early U.S. offshore wind projects. The webinar looks beyond the immediate challenges of extending the federal production and investment tax credits to explore additional approaches and tools to finance offshore wind projects of scale.

December 19, 2011 1:00pm — 2:30pm Eastern

RPS Webinar: Energy Storage and Renewable Portfolio Standards

This webinar will explore the role of energy storage in state RPS, including facilitating the integration of an increasingly higher penetration of renewables and the interpretation of energy storage as a generation resource. We will review and highlight examples of state RPS that include energy storage while exploring the benefits of energy storage to an RPS portfolio and the challenges for integrating storage into new and existing RPS programs.