2015

January 9, 2015 12:30pm — 1:30pm ET

Clean Energy Group Webinar: Energy Storage in FERC Territories

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, features Judith Judson of Customized Energy Solutions to provide updates on the changing rules and markets for ancillary services in various ISOs, RTOs, and other electricity service territories.

January 14, 2015 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

CEG Webinar: What Investors Want: How to Scale Up Demand for US Clean Energy and Green Bonds

Clean Energy Group and Croatan Institute have released the first comprehensive study of U.S. institutional investors’ appetite for green bonds. In this webinar, guest speakers from Clean Energy Group and Croatan Institute will discuss their findings.

January 14, 2015 2:30pm — 4:00pm ET

ESTAP Webinar: DOE OE Energy Storage Safety Strategic Plan

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA)’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), features a discussion on the US Department of Energy Office of Electricity (DOE-OE)’s energy storage safety strategic plan. Panelists include Dr. Imre Gyuk of the US DOE-OE, Sean Hearne of Sandia National Labs, Kenneth Willette of the National Fire Protection Association, and Vincent Sprenkle of the Pacific Northwestern National Laboratory.

January 16, 2015 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

CESA State Leadership in Clean Energy Webinar: Clean Energy from Coast to Coast, featuring California and Connecticut

This webinar will highlight two winning programs from CESA’s 2014 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards.

January 23, 2015 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

CESA State Leadership in Clean Energy Webinar: Achieving Net Zero in Alaska and Oregon

This webinar highlighted two winning programs from CESA’s 2014 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards that have worked towards the goal of achieving “net zero.”

January 30, 2015 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

CEG Webinar: New Initiatives in Community Resilient Power

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, features Rob Sanders of Clean Energy Group, Jared Lang of National Housing Trust, and Tom Osdoba of Enterprise Community Partners for a discussion of the lessons learned in the early development of community resilient power projects in New York City, Washington DC and throughout the country.

February 2, 2015 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

RPS Collaborative Webinar: The Effect of State Policy Suites on Solar Markets

This webinar features a discussion of NREL's recent report "The Effect of State Policy Suites on the Development of Solar Markets." This report examined policy-related and non-policy-based factors that have influenced state solar markets.

February 20, 2015 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Streamlining Residential Solar Permitting Processes at the Municipal Level: Lessons from California

The Clean Energy States Alliance hosted a webinar on California’s approach to residential solar photovoltaic (PV) permitting.

February 24, 2015 3:00pm — 4:00pm

ANL Webinar: EISPC Energy Zones Mapping Tool Demonstration - Highlight on Natural Gas

Argonne National Labs presented a one-hour webinar demonstration of the EISPC Energy Zone Mapping Tool's resources and capabilities related to natural gas.

February 25, 2015 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

State-Federal RPS Collaborative Webinar: Cross-State RPS Interactions

New analysis from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) quantifies the extent to which RPSs were met with out-of-state renewable energy in 2012 and 2013. Jenny Heeter of NREL will describe and discuss these findings.

February 26, 2015 3:00pm — 4:00pm ET

APA Webinar: Using Solar Energy to Enhance Community Resilience

The American Planning Association (APA) hosted a webinar about using solar to enhance community resilience. Clean Energy Group Senior Finance Director Rob Sanders was a guest speaker.

March 26, 2015 3:00pm — 4:00pm

ANL Webinar: EISPC Energy Zones Mapping Tool Demonstration - Planning Transmission Corridors

Argonne National Labs will demonstrate how the EISPC Energy Zone Mapping Tool can be used for the screening analysis of potential transmission corridor paths, and how corridor obstacles can be identified and avoided early in the planning process.

March 31, 2015 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Resilient Power Project Webinar: Resilient Power in Schools, featuring Florida and New Jersey

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, features a discussion of two models for providing resilient power to schools serving as public shelters using solar+storage technology. Panelists include Susan Schleith of the University of Central Florida’s Solar Energy Center, John Leeds of the Florida Office of Energy, and Avital Szulc of A.F. Mensah.

April 2, 2015 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Resilient Power Project Webinar: Resilient Cities: Clean Energy to Power Critical Public and Private Facilities

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, features guest speakers from Baltimore and NYC for a discussion on their efforts to implement resilient power projects. Panelists include Lew Milford and Rob Sanders from Clean Energy Group, Kristin Baja from the City of Baltimore, and Laurie Reilly and Erica Helson from Sustainable CUNY.

April 7, 2015 1:30pm — 3:00pm ET

ESTAP Webinar: Upgrading Distribution Resilience - A DOE-OE Solicitation

This webinar, presented by CESA’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), features a presentation on the US Department of Energy’s Resilient Electricity Delivery Infrastructure (REDI) Initiative. Guest speakers include Dr. Imre Gyuk and Dan Ton of the Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (DOE OE), and Ryan Watson of the National Energy Technology Laboratory.

April 16, 2015 3:00pm — 4:00pm ET

Clean Energy Group Webinar: The Need for National Collaboration on Distributed Energy Storage

Clean Energy Group hosted a webinar discussion on the need for national and international collaboration on distributed energy storage. Clean Energy Group President Lew Milford and Program Associate Seth Mullendore were joined by guest speaker Katherine Hamilton from the Energy Storage Association (ESA).

May 1, 2015 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

CHP Multi-State Working Group

CESA is starting a multi-state collaboration on combined heat and power systems and components. The idea is to create a unified list of pre-approved CHP systems and system components as a way to drive down costs, increase customer satisfaction, accelerate deployment, grow markets and lower risks. This webinar featured a presentation by Dr. Dana Levy about NYSERDA’s CHP acceleration project, which has had some good success with this approach, followed by state-by-state updates from webinar participants.

May 4, 2015 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Resilient Power Project Webinar: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Development Plans for the Northeastern States

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, highlights the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT)’s hydrogen and fuel cell roadmaps for Northeastern states. Guest speakers include Joel Rinebold of CCAT, Jennifer Gangi of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association, Kent McCord of Doosan Fuel Cell America, and Kevin Kinnaw of Toyota.

May 5, 2015 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

RPS Collaborative Webinar: Updates from Connecticut and Wisconsin

The webinar will provide updates on the RPS programs and activities in Connecticut and Wisconsin. The focus will be on program elements and developments that may be of interest to other states.

May 22, 2015 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Resilient Power Project Webinar: New Jersey’s Resilient Energy Storage Awards

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, features Scott Hunter from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities for a discussion on New Jersey’s $3 million Renewable Electric Storage Competitive Solicitation, which has announced awards to 13 solar+storage projects (one also uses a significant amount of wind generation) that will provide resilient power to critical facilities.

June 1, 2015 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

RPS Collaborative Webinar: Using AVERT to Estimate the Emissions Benefits of Clean Energy Policies and Programs

The webinar will describe and demonstrate AVERT, a free, open-access tool that allows non-expert users to quantify displaced emissions of CO2, SO2, and NOX, and avoided generation mitigated by state or multi-state programs. Stakeholders and regulators can also use the tool to identify likely units and regions impacted by different efficiency or renewable energy programs.

June 24, 2015 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Resilient Power Project Webinar: Energy Storage for Demand Charge Management

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, introduces the concept of energy storage for demand charge management. Guest speakers include Steve Kelley from Green Charge Networks and Mark Johnson from Schneider Electric.

July 14, 2015 2:00pm — 3:30pm ET

Resilient Power Project Webinar: What States Should Do: A Guide to Resilient Power Programs and Policy

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, introduces Clean Energy Group’s new report on state resilient power policy, and includes a discussion on resilient power efforts going forward in Massachusetts and Oregon. Panelists include Todd Olinsky-Paul of Clean Energy Group, Gerry Bingham of Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, Diane Broad of the Oregon Department of Energy, and Liza Nolan of the New Jersey Energy Resilience Bank.

July 15, 2015 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Resilient Power Project Webinar: Fuel Cells for Electric Supply and Grid Support

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project and the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC), features a discussion on 1) how fuel cells are being used to support the electric grid; 2) fuel cell characteristics including ease of siting and emissions reliability; 3) supporting microgrid applications; and 4) policies on both the state and federal level. Guest speakers include Andy Skok and George Berntsen of Fuel Cell Energy Inc., and Bud DeFlaviis of Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association.

July 16, 2015 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

CESA Webinar: Renewable Heating and Cooling Policies for the Commercial Sector

Guest speaker Neil Veilleux from Meister Consultants Group discussed their recent paper, "Waking the Sleeping Giant" — an in-depth look at next generation policy instruments for renewable heating and cooling in commercial buildings.

August 20, 2015 3:00pm — 4:00pm ET

Resilient Power Project Webinar: Load Defection: How Solar+Storage Will Change The World

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, features a discussion with Leia Guccione and Jesse Morris, authors of the Rocky Mountain Institute’s new report, “The Economics of Load Defection.” This report describes what will the grid look like when many customers remain connected, but can increasingly self-supply a large portion of their electricity.

August 27, 2015 1:00pm — 2:30pm ET

Webinar: Electricity Markets and the Economics of Energy Storage

This webinar, presented by CESA’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), features a discussion on Clean Energy Group’s report “Energy Storage and Electricity Markets: The Value of Storage to the Power System and the Importance of Electricity Markets in Energy Storage Economics.” Panelists include Seth Mullendore, Project Manager at Clean Energy Group, and Jay Marhoefer, CEO and Founder at Intelligent Generation.

September 9, 2015 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Resilient Power Project Webinar: Fuel Cells for Wastewater Treatment Plants

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project and the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC), features a discussion on how fuel cells can convert municipal waste challenges into clean energy solutions. Guest speakers include Ken Wicker of Fuel Cell Energy, Inc., Ernest Marquez of the City of Riverside, CA, and Jim Mullins of the Orange County Sanitation District.

September 14, 2015 2:30pm — 3:30pm ET

ESTAP Webinar: Oregon Department of Energy – Energy Storage Demonstration RFP Information Session

With support from US DOE Office of Electricity, Stationary Energy Storage Program, the Oregon Department of Energy will be issuing a request for proposals for electric energy storage demonstration projects. This webinar discussed the objectives of the demonstration, minimum qualifications for a proposal, what is required for a complete proposal, and how the proposals will be evaluated.

September 22, 2015 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

CESA Webinar: Federal Residential Tax Credit Eligibility for Community-Shared Solar Panel Owners

An August 2015 IRS ruling may open up project opportunities for direct ownership of community-shared solar systems by multiple individuals. CESA is hosting this webinar with Foley Hoag attorneys Adam Wade and Nicola Lemay to discuss the recent IRS ruling and its implications.

September 30, 2015 1:00pm — 2:30pm ET

ESTAP Webinar: Energy Storage Market Updates

This webinar, presented by CESA’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), is the first in a quarterly series on energy storage market updates. Guest speakers Michael Berlinski, Jacqueline DeRosa and Raj Chintapalli of Customized Energy Solutions presented up-to-date information on the value of electric services markets, such as frequency response and demand response, that energy storage can economically participate in.

October 8, 2015 3:00pm — 4:00pm ET

Resilient Power Project Webinar: Fuel Cells for Educational Facilities

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project and the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC), features a discussion on the technical and economic advantages of using fuel cell technologies to provide reliable, resilient power to educational facilities. Guest speakers include Kent McCord of Doosan Fuel Cells America, Kenneth Frisbie of Biofuels Energy LLC, and Erik Robie of the United Illuminating Company.

October 14, 2015 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Resilient Power Project Webinar: Severe Weather and the Reliability of the US Electric Power Grid

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, features Peter Larsen, Research Scientist in the Electricity Markets and Policy Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, for a discussion of his recently published study examining U.S. electric power system reliability.

October 26, 2015 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

RPS Collaborative Webinar: Implications of Scheduled Solar ITC Reversion for RPS Compliance

The federal investment tax credit (ITC) is currently scheduled to be reduced in 2017 to 10% of project costs for commercial solar systems. This reduction would have impacts for compliance with solar carve-outs in various state renewable portfolio standards.

October 29, 2015 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Resilience for Free: How Solar+Storage Could Protect Multifamily Affordable Housing from Power Outages at Little or No Net Cost

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, introduces a new economic analysis which indicates that solar+storage systems could not only provide much needed reliable power for affordable housing projects, they are also economically viable. Panelists include report authors Seth Mullendore and Rob Sanders from Clean Energy Group and Henry Misas from Bright Power.

November 3, 2015 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Resilient Power Project Webinar: Sea Level Rise - A Grid Submerged

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, introduces new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists that finds that an extensive amount of critical electricity infrastructure in these regions is situated in flood-risk areas today, and that these areas will expand to encompass more infrastructure in the decades ahead. Panelists include report authors Steve Clemmer and Julie McNamara of the Union of Concerned Scientists.

November 5 - 6, 2015

2015 National Summit on RPS

The 2015 National Summit on RPS was hosted by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), the Energy Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Energy.The Summit took place on Thursday, November 5th and Friday, November 6th.

November 12, 2015 3:00pm — 4:00pm ET

Retrofits for Resiliency: How to Make an Existing Solar PV System into an Islandable Resilient Power System

This webinar, presented by CESA’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), features a discussion on what is required, technically and economically, to retrofit an existing solar PV system with a new “smart” inverter and battery to make it islandable, so that it can continue to serve critical needs behind the meter when the grid is down. Panelists include Ben Schenkman of Sandia National Laboratories, Chris Larsen of Dynapower, and Dan Cohee of Pacific Data Electric.

November 19, 2015 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Webinar - Clean Power Plan: Interactions and Implications for Renewable Energy Markets

Do you know how compliance with EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) will affect your region’s voluntary and regulatory renewable energy markets? Do you know how carbon trading under mass-based and rate-based programs can be coordinated with existing REC trading?

December 16, 2015 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

ESTAP Webinar: State of the U.S. Energy Storage Industry

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA)’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), provides an up-to-date look at the U.S. energy storage industry, including trends in technology, applications, pricing, financing, vendor landscape, markets, and relevant regulatory and legislative issues. Panelists include Ravi Manghani and Brett Simon of GTM Research.