2013

January 9, 2013 2:00pm — 3:00pm Eastern

EISPC Energy Zones Policy Inventory Overview

This webinar will describe the inventory of state policies that is being undertaken for the Eastern Interconnection States’ Planning Council (EISPC). It will also explain how representatives of state agencies in the eastern interconnection can review and easily edit the policy entries for their state.

January 16, 2013 2:00pm — 3:00pm Eastern

RPS Webinar: Solar Valuation in Utility Planning Studies

This RPS Collaborative webinar will feature Andrew Mills of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) discussing new research on solar valuation that he and his colleague, Ryan Wiser, have recently published.

February 20, 2013 2:00pm — 3:00pm Eastern

CESA Webinar: An Introduction to Fuel Cell Applications for Microgrids and Critical Facilities

Clean Energy States Alliance hosted a webinar to discuss the benefits of fuel cell integration in microgrids, provide an update on Connecticut initiatives in microgrid development, describe recent fuel cell technology improvements, and provide examples of fuel cell installations in critical facilities.

February 21, 2013 2:00pm — 3:30pm Eastern

Updates from Oregon, Massachusetts and Connecticut on Solarize Programs

This webinar, hosted by the Clean Energy States Alliance, featured presentations by the Energy Trust of Oregon, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, and Connecticut's Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA).

February 25, 2013 2:00pm — 3:00pm Eastern

RPS Webinar: Implications of FERC Order 1000

This month’s RPS webinar will focus on the important topic of FERC Order 1000 and its implications for state RPS managers and other state officials.

March 1, 2013 10:00am — 11:00am Eastern

OWAP Webinar: Right Whales and Offshore Wind - A Case Study for Collaboration

Join CESA's Offshore Wind Accelerator Project (OWAP) and the National Wildlife Federation for a webinar that will examine the scientific underpinnings of North Atlantic right whale conservation; identify how this challenge might impact offshore wind development; and describe the details and impact of recently agreed-upon conservation measures that present a solution.

March 6, 2013 2:00pm — 3:00pm Eastern

ESTAP Webinar: Briefing on Sandia's Maui Energy Storage Study

The Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership project of the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) and the Department of Energy is presenting a webinar featuring a case study conducted by Sandia National Laboratory on the Island of Maui and its goals of increasing its renewable energy capacity and the role of energy storage.

March 11, 2013 11:00am — 12:00pm Eastern

OWAP Webinar: Learning Investment in Offshore Wind: An Economic Analysis

Join OWAP for a 60-minute webinar briefing on the major findings from this new analysis, undertaken by the Brattle Group. The analysis finds that, based on reasonable assumptions of technology learning rates, offshore wind energy can reach grid parity with fossil fuel generation before 2030.

March 13, 2013 1:00pm — 5:00pm Eastern

CEG and CDFA to Host Symposium on Bond Finance and Clean Energy

The Clean Energy + Bond Finance Initiative, a project of Clean Energy Group and the Council of Economic Development Agencies, is hosting a free, half-day symposium to move the national conversation on clean energy bond finance forward. The event will feature speakers from throughout the country discussing innovative state programs, financial market imperatives, energy finance policy, and more. All clean energy and development finance professionals are invited to participate in this critical and timely discussion.

March 19, 2013 11:00am — 12:00pm Eastern

OWAP Webinar: Understanding Regional Offshore Wind Supply Chain Opportunities

CESA's Offshore Wind Accelerator Project (OWAP) and the Global Wind Network (GLWN) hosted this webinar to outline the DOE/GLWN Offshore Supply Chain project and explain how coastal regions can participate in the development and implementation of this emerging energy industry.

March 21, 2013 2:00pm — 3:00pm Eastern

NREL Demonstration: How SAM Can Be Useful to You and How to Use It

This webinar, hosted by Clean Energy States Alliance, will introduce you to the System Advisor Model (SAM) and SAM’s Solar Wizard. SAM is free performance and financial modeling software developed by the US Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) to facilitate decision-making for people involved with or interested in renewable energy development.

March 26, 2013 2:00pm — 3:00pm Eastern

ESTAP Webinar: East Penn and Ecoult Battery Installation Case Study

CESA's Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership project, in conjunction with Sandia National Laboratories and the U.S. Department of Energy, is presenting a webinar on East Penn/Ecoult's battery storage installations. This is another in CESA’s series of energy storage case study webinars.

April 18, 2013 2:00pm — 3:00pm Eastern

CESA - RPS Webinar: Briefing on NREL Reports on Solar Policies and Incentives

Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) will host a webinar to brief our members on two recent NREL solar reports: (1) the Strategic Sequencing for State Distributed PV Policies and (2) Distributed Solar Incentive Programs: Recent Experience and Best Practices for Design and Implementation.

April 22, 2013 2:00pm — 3:30pm Eastern

CESA-RPS Webinar: Introduction to EISPC Energy Zones Mapping Tool

CESA is hosting a webinar for a demonstration of a new, interactive Mapping Tool that can provide rich information on clean energy resources, policies, and project screening factors in 39 states. Policymakers, project developers, and industry representatives will be able to use this Mapping Tool for a wide range of purposes related to clean energy development.

April 24, 2013 2:00pm — 3:00pm Eastern

ESTAP Webinar: An Introduction to the Energy Storage Report for State Utility Regulators

Clean Energy States Alliance, Sandia National Laboratories and the U.S. Department of Energy are hosting a webinar to overview a recent energy storage report, titled “Evaluating Utility Procured Electric Energy Storage Resources: A Perspective for State Electric Utility Regulators."

May 16, 2013 3:30pm — 4:30pm Eastern

CESA Webinar: Smart Grid, Grid Integration, Storage and Renewable Energy

How will the smart grid and smart meters, demand response, and energy storage affect the deployment of intermittent renewable energy? Our guest experts will answer these questions, and discuss the latest developments in these technologies, in this webinar. Speakers include Tom Stepien, CEO of Primus Power, and Ron Dizy, President & CEO ENBALA Power Network.

May 28, 2013 12:00pm — 1:00pm Eastern

RPS Webinar: Overview of Regional Tracking Systems

This webinar, hosted by CESA for members of the State-Federal RPS Collaborative, will focus on the regional tracking systems that are used to track renewable energy certificates and renewable energy use for RPSs. It will cover the role of a tracking system, who is responsible for the policies and procedures at a tracking system, a tracking system’s relationship to its stakeholders, and the limitations on what a tracking system does and does not do.

June 4, 2013 3:00pm — 4:30pm Eastern

CESA-EESI Briefing on State Clean Energy Innovations and the Value of Federal-State Partnerships

This CESA-EESI briefing will discuss the role and value of federal-state partnerships on innovative clean energy investments and provide state-specific examples. This is a chance to hear first-hand from officials implementing new approaches for clean energy projects across the county.

June 18, 2013 2:00pm — 3:00pm Eastern

ESTAP Webinar: An Overview of the Electricity Storage Handbook

Clean Energy States Alliance, with the U.S. Department of Energy and Sandia National Laboratories, will host a webinar introducing the recently updated Electricity Storage Handbook released by Sandia National Laboratories and published by the U.S. Department of Energy. The webinar is titled "Highlights of the DOE/EPRI 2013 Electricity Storage Handbook in Collaboration with NRECA."

June 28, 2013 1:00pm — 2:00pm Eastern

RPS Webinar: The State of State RPSs

Clean Energy States Alliance is hosting a webinar to describe the key findings and recommendations from a forthcoming CESA report for the State-Federal RPS Collaborative on "The State of State RPSs."

July 11, 2013 10:00am — 11:00am Eastern

OWAP Webinar: Making History with VolturnUS

Join OWAP for a 60-minute webinar with Dr. Habib Dagher, founding director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine. Dr. Dagher will discuss VolturnUS platform prototype, its launch and progress to date, and how the project is supporting and growing the U.S. offshore wind industry through technological innovation. Dr. Dagher's presentation will be followed by a Q&A period.

July 17, 2013 2:00pm — 3:00pm Eastern

ESTAP Webinar: Resilient Solar-Storage Systems for Homes and Commercial Facilities

Clean Energy States Alliance's Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP) project will host a webinar featuring Michael Kleinberg of DNV KEMA, who will discuss existing solutions and opportunities for solar PV systems with battery backup in residential and commercial applications.

August 20, 2013 1:00pm — 2:30pm Eastern

CESA Webinar: Innovations in Renewable Energy Finance

Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) will be presenting a finance webinar to address new models in RE/EE finance.

September 16, 2013 1:00pm — 2:00pm EDT

ESTAP Webinar: Optimizing the Benefits of a PV with Battery Storage System

Clean Energy States Alliance and its Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP) project hosted a webinar on the PNM’s Prosperity Energy Storage Project. Guest speakers included Steve Willard from PNM Resources, Dan Borneo from Sandia National Laboratory, and Dr. Imre Gyuk from the US DOE.

September 17, 2013 1:00pm — 2:00pm Eastern

CDFA Webinar: New Models of Financing Energy Efficiency

CDFA will host a webinar on September 17, 2013 at 1 pm EDT on a new development in clean energy finance.

September 18, 2013 3:00pm — 4:00pm Easterm

Wind Powering America Webinar: Small Wind Standards and Policy Update

Val Stori from the Clean Energy States Alliance, and Brent Summerville from the Small Wind Certification Council for an update on small wind standards and policy. During the September presentation, Orrell will provide an introduction to and brief demonstration of the Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool. Val Stori will provide an overview of the Interstate Turbine Advisory Council, and Brent Summerville will discuss the Small Wind Certification Council and the role of standards in the small wind industry.

September 30, 2013 1:00pm — 2:00pm Eastern

CESA Webinar: America's Power Plan - Finance and Utility Business Models

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) for the State-Federal RPS Collaborative, is the first in a two-part series featuring authors from America’s Power Plan, an October 2013 toolkit for state and local decision makers developed by more than 150 of the nation’s top energy experts.

October 2, 2013 1:00pm — 2:00pm Eastern

CESA Webinar: America's Power Plan - Wholesale Market Design and Distributed Generation

This will be the second of two webinars drawing on material from America’s Power Plan, a series of eight white papers that will be released this month by the Energy Foundation in partnership with Energy Innovation. America’s Power Plan is a policy roadmap for dealing with disruptive challenges in the power sector and getting to a high-renewables future.

October 10, 2013 2:00pm — 3:00pm Eastern

CESA Webinar: NREL Solar Technical Assistance Team - How They Can Help You!

CESA invites you to learn more about the NREL STAT program and how to apply for assistance for state and municipal solar programs.

November 6 - 7, 2013 9:00am — 4:00pm Eastern

2013 National Summit on RPS

The 2013 RPS Summit provided an opportunity 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 RPSs.

November 13, 2013 1:00pm — 2:00pm Eastern

ESTAP Webinar: Duke Energy's Energy Storage Projects

This presentation provided an overview of Duke Energy’s deployed systems and summarized lessons learned and opportunities to make energy storage a valuable part of the electric grid.

November 19, 2013 1:00pm — 2:00pm Eastern

RPS and ESTAP Webinar: California's New Energy Storage Mandate

In a move with important national implications, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved an order requiring the state’s three largest utilities to add 1325 megawatts of energy storage to the grid by 2020. In this webinar, CPUC staff members described the agency’s energy storage decision, explained its purpose, and discussed how it will be implemented.

December 11, 2013 1:00pm — 2:00pm EST

OWAP Webinar: Why Offshore Wind in the Southeast?

The webinar will present a recap and highlights from the recent Southeastern Coastal Wind Conference in Charleston, SC.

December 13, 2013 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Results of the New York RPS Program Review

Doreen Harris and Carl Mas of NYSERDA discussed New York's RPS program review’s methodology and findings.

December 17, 2013 1:00pm — 2:30pm ET

RPS Webinar: Cost and Technology Projections for Solar and Wind

For those who were unable to attend the National Summit on RPS in early November, we are going to repeat two well-received presentations from the Summit.

December 18, 2013 1:00pm — 2:30pm ET

Energy Storage Webinar: New Markets and Business Models

In this webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group for the Resilient Power Project, guest speakers Judith Judson from Customized Energy Solutions, Matthew Hamilton from Energy Surety Partners and Tom Leyden from Solar Grid Storage discussed new third-party battery storage business models that can reduce or eliminate first costs to renewable generators, while providing all the benefits of energy storage.

December 19, 2013 12:00pm — 1:00pm EST

OWAP Webinar: Offshore Wind - Lessons from Europe

Mike Hay (Xodus Group) and Cathryn Hooper (Source Low Carbon) provided an overview of Europe's offshore wind industry developments and important lessons that the U.S. can take from UK experiences. In addition, the presenters discussed offshore wind siting issues.