2014

February 13, 2014 1:00pm — 2:00pm EST

ESTAP Webinar: Connecticut and Massachusetts Discuss Upcoming Solicitations for Resilient Power and Microgrids

The Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP) will be holding a webinar on February 13, 2014.

March 5, 2014 1:00pm — 2:00pm EST

CESA Webinar: Solar Maps as Tools for Advancing Solar Energy

This webinar will highlight cutting-edge map-based tools that have been developed in the District of Columbia, New York, and Ohio. These maps can serve as good models for other states and communities. The webinar will focus primarily on maps that show the potential suitability of installing solar on particular buildings within a community. Such maps can help building owners and solar installers know whether a building may be suitable for a solar installation. The maps reduce the transaction costs involved with solar development and save building owners from wasting time pursuing infeasible projects.

March 6, 2014 1:00pm — 2:00pm EST

OWAP Webinar: Maine Offshore Wind Milestones

Please join us for an update on the milestones the University of Maine’s pilot-scale and demonstration offshore wind projects have achieved in the last few months and the University's next steps as it works on securing power purchase agreements and awaits a funding decision from the U.S. Department of Energy for its demonstration project off of Monhegan Island. Guest speakers are Jeff Thaler and Habib Dagher from the University of Maine.

March 10, 2014 1:00pm — 2:00pm EST

RPS Collaborative Webinar: Renewable Thermal in RPS

The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) is hosting an upcoming webinar on renewable thermal in RPS for CESA's State-Federal RPS Collaborative.

March 27, 2014 1:00pm — 2:00pm EST

CESA/NEESC Webinar: Distributed Wind Technology for Hydrogen Production

The Clean Energy States Alliance and the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC) are hosting an upcoming webinar on distributed wind technology for hydrogen production.

March 28, 2014 1:00pm — 2:00pm EDT

CESA Webinar: Solarize Connecticut - Program Results and Secrets of Success

Join us for a webinar where you will hear firsthand how Solarize, a remarkable group purchasing residential solar program, is transforming the residential solar landscape in Connecticut.

April 4, 2014 11:00am — 12:30pm EDT

ESTAP Webinar: Microgrid Technologies

Microgrid Technologies- A guide to CHP, Energy Storage, PV and Fuel Cells for Connecticut Municipalities and Other Interested Parties

April 6 - 8, 2014

2014 Clean Energy States Alliance National Membership Spring Meeting

The 2014 Clean Energy States Alliance National Membership Meeting will take place on April 6-8 in Sacramento, California. The meeting will be hosted by the California Energy Commission and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

April 22, 2014 1:00pm — 2:00pm EDT

CEG Webinar: Clean Energy Finance through the Bond Market

The Brookings Institution, Clean Energy Group and the Council of Development Finance Agencies discuss their newly released paper on bond financing for clean energy projects. This webcast is free and open to the public.

May 9, 2014 1:00pm — 2:00pm EDT

RPS Collaborative Webinar: Altering the Load Shape to Accommodate More Solar and Wind

In this webinar, Jim Lazar, Senior Advisor to the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) will discuss 10 low-carbon strategies to address load shape.

May 12, 2014 1:00pm — 2:00pm EDT

CESA Webinar: Food Waste to Energy

CESA will offer a webinar focused on programs and projects in Massachusetts and Oregon that convert food waste to energy.

May 20, 2014 1:00pm — 2:00pm EDT

ESTAP Webinar: Commissioning Energy Storage

CESA's Energy Storage Technology Advancement Project (ESTAP) is hosting an upcoming webinar on the process of commissioning an energy storage system. Dan Borneo of Sandia National Laboratories and Matt Galland of Sunpower will be presenting.

May 22, 2014 3:00pm — 4:00pm EDT

Minnesota Department of Commerce Webinar: Distributed Wind Market Overview and Opportunities

The Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources is hosting an upcoming webinar on the distributed wind market. CESA's Project Director Val Stori will give a presentation on best practices in turbine selection and marketing. Other presenters will discuss market developments and the USDA grant application process.

May 29, 2014 1:00pm — 2:00pm EDT

CDFA/CEG Webinar: New Clean Energy Bond Finance Model Released

This webinar examines a new report by Clean Energy Group and the Council of Development Finance Agencies, which examines Qualified 501(c)(3) bonds as a mechanism for communities with 501(c)(3) organizations seeking to undertake significant clean energy projects.

June 19, 2014 1:00pm — 2:00pm EDT

Flow Battery Basics, Part 1: What They Are, How They Work, Where They’re Used

CESA's Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP) is hosting a two-part webinar series on flow batteries.

June 24, 2014 3:00pm — 4:00pm EDT

Webinar: EISPC Energy Zones Mapping Tool Demonstration

This webinar will highlight the capabilities of the EZ Mapping Tool policies, regulations and incentives database. CESA's Executive Director Warren Leon will be presenting.

June 26, 2014 1:00pm — 2:00pm EDT

Implications of EPA’s CO2 Regulations for State Renewable Energy Programs and RPSs

This webinar will explore the EPA’s proposed rule to regulate carbon dioxide under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, which potentially impacts states’ renewable energy programs and policies, including renewable portfolio standards (RPSs).

July 1, 2014 2:00pm — 3:00pm EDT

CESA/RMI Webinar: The Economics of Grid Defection

Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project hosted authors of the Rocky Mountain Institute’s recent report, “The Economics of Grid Defection,” which looks at areas of the U.S. where solar with battery storage is either currently or imminently at cost parity with grid-purchased electricity, and analyzes the likely impacts on utilities and customers. Panelists include Leia Guccione, Bodhi Rader and James Mandel of the Rocky Mountain Institute.

July 17, 2014 12:00pm — 1:00pm EDT

Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster Webinar: Hydrogen for Transportation

This webinar is one in a series produced by the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC) designed to increase knowledge of fuel cell technologies and applications, identify best practices, and provide information and technical assistance. CESA's Val Stori will be a guest presenter at this webinar.

August 22, 2014 1:00pm — 2:00pm EDT

ESTAP Webinar: A Solar Storage Microgrid for the Energy City of the Future

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA)’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), features a discussion on the innovative solar + energy storage microgrid project in Rutland, Vermont. Panelists include Dr. Imre Gyuk, U.S. DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability; Darren Springer, Vermont Public Service Department; and Mary Powell and Josh Castonguay from Green Mountain Power.

September 5, 2014 1:00pm — 2:00pm EDT

CESA and RPS Collaborative Webinar: Solar Trends

This webinar will feature presentations on two important recent reports that highlight solar trends.

September 22 - 23, 2014

2014 National Summit on RPS - September 22-23 - Washington, DC

Attending the 2014 National Summit on RPS 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 RPSs.

October 8, 2014 1:00pm — 2:00pm EDT

Clean Energy Group Webinar: An Introduction to Resilient Power

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, outlines the dangers that power outages can pose to low-income communities and vulnerable populations, the weaknesses of traditional backup power sources, and the opportunities for communities to create more power resilient critical facilities with clean and dependable energy technologies. Panelists include Lew Milford, Todd Olinsky-Paul and Rob Sanders from Clean Energy Group.

October 15, 2014 2:00pm — 3:00pm EDT

RPS Webinar: Ending the Solar Tug of War: Can There Be Common Ground on Net Metering?

This webinar will explore whether there are policy approaches that can gain broad support by simultaneously supporting continued vigorous solar development and protecting utilities’ core interests.

October 28, 2014 2:00pm — 3:00pm EDT

CEG Webinar: New Jersey's Energy Resilience Bank

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, featured a discussion on New Jersey’s recently created “Energy Resilience Bank (ERB).” ERB director Mitch Carpen and deputy director Thomas Walker presented information about the bank and the funding opportunities it will offer.

October 29, 2014 1:00pm — 2:30pm EDT

ESTAP Webinar: Flow Battery Basics, Part 2

This webinar, presented by CESA’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), features Andrew Marshall from Primus Power and Tracy Montoya from Raytheon Ktech, who discussed their products and answered questions from viewers. The webinar also featured an introduction to flow battery technology by Dr. Imre Gyuk of U.S. DOE Office of Electricity, and a discussion of flow battery testing and technological readiness by Dan Borneo of Sandia National Laboratories.

November 6, 2014 1:00pm — 2:00pm EDT

RPS Collaborative Webinar: A Status Update on Renewable Portfolio Standards

This webinar will repeat a popular session from the recent RPS Summit, where Galen Barbose reviewed the overall status of RPSs around the country, including data on RPS compliance, costs, and generation capacity resulting from RPSs.

November 20, 2014 2:00pm — 3:00pm EST

Clean Energy Group Webinar: Financing Resilient Power

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, provides an overview of the challenges and strategies for financing clean, resilient power systems. Panelists include Rob Sanders of Clean Energy Group and Henry Misas of Bright Power.

December 3, 2014 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Clean Energy Group Webinar: MassDOER Resilient Power Solicitation Results

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, highlights the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (MassDOER)’s $40 million Community Clean Energy Resiliency Initiative and the recently announced resilient power projects receiving grants under the program. The guest speaker for this webinar was MassDOER’s Amy McGuire.

December 8, 2014 1:00pm — 2:00pm Eastern

CESA State Leadership in Clean Energy Webinar: Economic Development and Job Growth in Massachusetts and New Mexico

This webinar will highlight two winning programs from CESA’s 2014 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards: Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Clean Energy Internship Program, and New Mexico Energy Conservation and Management Division’s Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit. In two very different ways, both Massachusetts and New Mexico’s programs have worked to accelerate renewable energy market growth in their state.

December 10, 2014 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

RPS Collaborative Webinar: Tracking Systems and Section 111(d) State Plans

In this webinar, Lars Kvale of APX summarized and discussed his recent report “Using Tracking Systems with the Implementation of Section 111(d) State Plans."

December 11, 2014 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

NWRC Webinar: Training a Domestic Skilled Workforce to Support the Development of a US Offshore Wind Industry

This webinar, presented by the Northeast Wind Resource Center (NWRC), features a discussion on the standards and skills needed to prepare US workers to meet the needs of the emerging offshore wind industry. Panelists include Earl Walker of Siemens Energy, and Megan Amsler of Self-Reliance Corporation/ North Atlantic Offshore Training and Development Center.

December 16, 2014 1:00pm — 2:00pm Eastern

CESA State Leadership in Clean Energy Webinar: Accelerating Resilient Power in Connecticut and New York

This webinar highlighted two winning programs from CESA’s 2014 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards: The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP)’s Microgrid Program, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)’s CHP Acceleration Program. Guest speakers included Dana Levy of NYSERDA, and Veronica Szczerkowski and Tracy Babbidge of CTDEEP.