2016

January 26, 2016 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards: Overview of Status and Key Trends

This webinar will feature a wide-ranging presentation on the overall status of RPSs around the country and observations about general trends.

January 29, 2016 11:00am — 12:00pm ET

NWRC Webinar: Maine's Floating Offshore Wind Project Moving Forward

Guest speakers from the University of Maine's Advanced Structures and Composite Center will present an update on the Maine Aqua Ventus project, a 12MW floating offshore wind pilot farm.

February 2, 2016 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Hydropower and Renewable Portfolio Standards

This webinar will explore the role and treatment of hydropower in RPSs across the country.

February 3, 2016 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Financing Solar+Storage with Federal Tax Credits

Join us for a presentation on ITC considerations for solar+storage projects from tax and financial advisory experts from DeLoitte Tax.

February 10, 2016 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project: Providing “How To” Resources for Building Energy Resilient Communities

Clean Energy Group will be hosting a webinar to provide an introduction to the Resilient Power Project and an overview of the project’s free resources, which include reports, webinars, newsletters, and several new web-based tools.

February 17, 2016 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

New Jersey Energy Storage Rebate Program

The New Jersey Energy Storage Program is back, this time in the form of an open enrollment prescriptive rebate that will offer $300/kWh for eligible systems. The $3 million rebate program opens March 1. Join us to learn about program rules and requirements from the New Jersey BPU.

February 18, 2016 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Resiliency: Financing Energy Resiliency

Guest speakers from the CT Green Bank and the NY Green Bank will discuss their programs. Participants will also learn about ways to finance projects and utilize existing financial tools, such as long-term and low interest rate loans, revolving loan funds, and low-cost public investments to leverage hydrogen and fuel cell projects for resilient power.

February 23, 2016 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Energy Storage in PJM: Wholesale Market Rules and Requirements

This webinar, hosted by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, features a presentation by Scott Baker of the PJM regional transmission organization on the rules and requirements for distributed energy storage to participate in the PJM wholesale energy markets.

February 25, 2016 12:00pm — 1:00pm ET

Optimizing Energy Storage Sizing, Location and Operation: Current R&D Efforts at Sandia National Laboratories

This webinar, presented by CESA's Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), will feature a presentation on modeling software that can help developers optimize energy storage size and location. Panelists include Dr. César Silva-Monroy, Dr. Raymond Byrne, and Dan Borneo from Sandia National Laboratories.

February 25, 2016 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Solar PV Municipal Permitting Best Practices

Join the Rooftop Solar Challenge II team to learn about municipal permitting best practices. DOER and Meister Consulting will present a series of case studies highlighting the benefits of implementing particular municipal permit process improvements, and will discuss best practices observed throughout Massachusetts.

March 3, 2016 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

NREL’s STAT Network—Explaining the Opportunity and Process for Requesting Solar Technical Assistance

NREL's STAT program provides direct technical assistance to state and local governments on matters that require solar market expertise to either answer a specific question or to provide expert testimony on policy best practices. Attendees will learn how to obtain solar technical assistance and hear about past solar technical assistance responses.

March 7, 2016 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Resilient San Francisco: How to Develop a Citywide Solar+Storage Disaster Plan

This webinar, hosted by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, features a presentation on efforts in San Francisco to develop solar+storage systems to provide resilient power during grid outages.

March 14, 2016 3:00pm — 4:00pm ET

Hawaii’s 100 Percent RPS and Vermont’s New RPS

This webinar will look at two states that last year took important actions to advance renewable energy. Program developers and managers from Hawaii and Vermont will present.

March 17, 2016 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Resiliency: Fuel Cells for Telecom (Renewable H2)

Guest speakers from Altergy and T-Mobile discuss how fuel cells have become a significant part of their company’s mission to reduce environmental impact and dependence on fossil fuels while ensuring continuity of service for their customers.

March 18, 2016 1:00pm — 2:00pm

Impacts of Federal Tax Credit Extensions on Renewable Deployment and Power Sector Emissions

NREL has released a new report exploring the likely impacts of recently extended federal tax credits on the deployment of renewable generation and on CO2 emissions. CESA is hosting a webinar with the report’s lead author, Trieu Mai, to discuss the report’s findings.

March 23, 2016 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Flow Batteries: New Efforts in R&D

This webinar, presented by CESA's Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), will feature a presentation by PNNL's Vincent Sprenkle for a discussion on the latest advancements in flow battery technology; recent efforts to demonstrate the multiple benefits flow battery systems can provide; and the path forward for lower cost systems.

March 24, 2016 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

What are flow batteries and how can they improve resiliency, continuity and safety in urban installations?

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group's Resilient Power Project, will feature experts from the flow battery company ViZn Energy Systems and energy management company Schneider Electric. They will discuss the basics of flow batteries and how these technologies are being economically deployed in high electricity usage applications including universities, hospitals, and manufacturing plants.

April 19, 2016 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

State of the U.S. Energy Storage Industry: 2015 Year in Review

Clean Energy States Alliance’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP) will host a webinar to review the US energy storage industry in 2015. Ravi Manghani and Brett Simon from GTM Research will present.

April 20, 2016 2:00pm — 3:30pm ET

Procurement Guidance for Energy Storage Projects: Help with RFIs, RFQs and RFPs

This webinar will offer guidance for developing procurement documents for feasibility and economic analyses, engineering, equipment, and services related to developing and implementing an energy storage project. This webinar is presented by the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP) and the Resilient Power Project.

April 21, 2016 12:00pm — 1:00pm ET

Energy Storage Market Updates and Focus on Modeling for System Design

Guest speakers from Customized Energy Solutions will give a short update on energy storage markets, and then will cover the importance of modeling in developing a project and of having plant operational capabilities.

May 4, 2016 10:00am — 11:00am ET

Energizing Cleveland with Offshore Wind: An Update on the Icebreaker Project

This webinar, presented by the Northeast Wind Resource Center (NWRC), will feature a presentation on the Icebreaker project--a demonstration-scale offshore wind project in Lake Erie. The 20 MW project is the first proposed fresh-water offshore wind project in the US.

May 12, 2016 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Resiliency: Hydrogen for Power-to-Gas Energy Storage

Clean Energy Group and the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC) are hosting a webinar on using hydrogen as a Power-to-Gas (P2G) energy storage medium. Guest speakers from McPhy Energy, ITM Power, and Electro Power Systems (EPS) will present.

May 25, 2016 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

RPS Collaborative Webinar: A Tale of Two Grids

This webinar looked at the future of the electric grid and states’ approaches to grid modernization.

June 15, 2016 2:00pm — 3:30am ET

Reducing Electric Bills in California Multifamily Affordable Housing with Solar+Storage

In this webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group's Resilient Power Project, panelists from Clean Energy Group, the California Housing Partnership, the Center for Sustainable Energy, and Geli discuss the findings of their new report on solar+storage for California affordable multifamily housing.

June 16, 2016 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Resiliency: Microgrids for Grid Power

In this webinar, presented by the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC) and Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, guest speakers from FuelCell Energy and A/Z Corporation provided an overview of key features associated with the use of fuel cells in microgrid applications and fuel cell technology currently being used to support microgrids.

June 22, 2016 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Residential Solar Financing 101

Travis Lowder from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory discusses common residential solar financing choices, solar financing consumer protection issues, publicly supported solar finance programs from around the country, and broad solar financing trends.

June 23, 2016 3:00pm — 4:00pm ET

The EPA Clean Power Plan and State RPS Programs

This webinar covered highlights from a recent RPS Collaborative Report on the relationship between EPA’s Clean Power Plan and state RPSs. Report author Ed Holt presented.

June 30, 2016 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Measuring Energy Storage System Performance: A Government/Industry- Developed Protocol

In this webinar, panelists from PNNL, Sandia, and the US DOE discussed the updated protocol for measuring and expressing the performance characteristics for energy storage systems. This webinar was a presentation of the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP).

July 13, 2016 1:00pm — 2:30pm ET

State Leadership in Clean Energy: Award-Winning Programs in New Hampshire and Rhode Island

This webinar highlighted two winning programs from CESA’s 2016 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards: New Hampshire’s Useful Thermal Energy Certificate (T-REC) Program, and Rhode Island’s System Reliability Procurement Solar Distributed Generation Pilot Project.

July 19, 2016 2:00pm — 3:30pm ET

State Leadership in Clean Energy: Award-Winning Programs in Connecticut and Oregon

This webinar highlighted two winning programs from CESA’s 2016 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards: The Connecticut Green Bank’s Solar Lease 2 Commercial Program, and the Energy Trust of Oregon’s Irrigation Modernization Program.

July 26, 2016 2:00pm — 3:30pm ET

State Leadership in Clean Energy: Award-Winning Programs in California and New York

This webinar highlighted two winning programs from CESA’s 2016 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards: The California Energy Commission’s New Solar Homes Partnership, and NYSERDA’s NY-Sun.

July 28, 2016 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Resiliency: Secure and Sustainable Energy for Commercial/Residential Buildings

Guest speakers from Doosan Fuel Cell and Becker + Becker discussed fuel cell technology that is being used to provide both electricity and thermal energy for space heating/cooling and water heating at multi-unit residential structures.

August 3, 2016 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

State of the U.S. Energy Storage Industry: Q1-Q2 2016

In this webinar hosted by Clean Energy Group's Resilient Power Project, guest speakers from GTM Research shared insights related to recent developments in the U.S. energy storage market including deployment trends, policy updates, and market outlook (2016-2021).

August 4, 2016 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Resilient Solar Retrofits: Adding Storage to Existing PV and Making New Installations Storage Ready

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group's Resilient Power Project, provided an overview of a new solar+storage resource, "Resilient PV Retrofit and Storage Ready Guidelines." Guest speakers from Sustainable CUNY and the NREL walked through design and financial considerations, and example schematics.

August 15, 2016 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Enhancing Community Resilience through Energy Efficiency

In this webinar, hosted by Clean Energy Group's Resilient Power Project, ACEEE's David Ribeiro gave an overview of efficiency as a resiliency measure and their new technical assistance offering. Clean Energy Group’s Seth Mullendore also discussed how efficiency can complement resilient solar+storage system design.

September 14, 2016 3:00pm — 4:00pm ET

The Economics of Resilient Solar+Storage for Critical Infrastructure

In this webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, guest speakers from NREL and CUNY presented the findings and detail the methodology used in their recent report, “Economic and Resiliency Impact of PV and Storage on New York Critical Infrastructure.”

September 15, 2016 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Improving Energy Resiliency with Flow Batteries

In this webinar hosted by Clean Energy Group's Resilient Power Project, Adam Rauwerdink from Vionx Energy presented the Vanadium Redox Flow battery. Learn about the advantages of flow battery technology for dispatachable renewable power and efficient design of the transmission and distribution grid.

September 22, 2016 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Bringing the Benefits of Solar to Affordable Housing: The California Nonprofit Solar Stakeholders Coalition Plan (Part 1 of 2)

In this webinar, Part 1 in a two-part series hosted by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, members of the Nonprofit Solar Stakeholders Coalition presented details from the ground-breaking proposal they compiled to guide implementation of California’s new $1 billion dollar affordable housing solar program.

September 29, 2016 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Bringing the Benefits of Solar to Affordable Housing: The California Nonprofit Solar Stakeholders Coalition Plan (Part 2 of 2)

In this two-part webinar series hosted by Clean Energy Group's Resilient Power Project, members of the Nonprofit Solar Stakeholders Coalition presented details from the ground-breaking proposal they compiled to guide implementation of California’s new $1 billion dollar affordable housing solar program.

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.

October 19, 2016 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Resilient Power Retrofit: How a Minnesota Nature Center Became a Solar+Storage Community Shelter

In this webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, guest speakers from the University of Minnesota Duluth and the community nonprofit Ecolibrium3 shared details about the resilient power retrofit of an existing solar PV array at the Hartley Nature Center in Duluth, Minnesota.

October 20, 2016 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Northeast Ocean Planning and Offshore Wind

This webinar, hosted by Clean Energy Group for the Northeast Wind Resource Center, highlights the Northeast Ocean Plan and Rhode Island's Ocean Special Area Management Plan and the public processes leading to comprehensive ocean management regulations that protect ocean resources and activities.

October 25, 2016 1:00pm — 2:30pm ET

Energy Storage in Sterling: A Massachusetts Municipal Microgrid

In this webinar hosted by CESA for the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), panelists discussed a new clean energy project that will provide vital resiliency and economic benefits to the town of Sterling, Massachusetts.

October 27, 2016 3:00pm — 4:30pm ET

Energy Storage in Massachusetts: What the Study Said, and What’s Next

Massachusetts leapt to the forefront of state energy storage policy with its recently released study, “State of Charge.” In this webinar, hosted by CESA's Energy Storage Technical Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), panelists explained the study’s results and discussed what’s next as the state rolls out a host of new energy storage policy and program initiatives.

November 2, 2016 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Improving Air Quality with Energy Storage: A New Deployment Strategy for Public Health and Environmental Equity

In this webinar hosted by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, energy experts from PSE Healthy Energy discussed the environmental and health benefits of displacing peaker plants with energy storage and demand response resources.

November 3, 2016 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

The New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership: Results and Lessons Learned

In this webinar, CESA and its participating state partners discussed the New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership’s activities and accomplishments, as well as lessons learned from the project.

November 17, 2016 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Advice for States on Providing Solar Information to Consumers

This webinar provided an overview of CESA’s new guide for state program managers on providing solar information to consumers. The guide explains why states should provide consumer information on solar, describes the types of information that can be useful, and points out existing educational efforts by states and other entities that provide models and useful resource information.

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.

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.

December 8, 2016 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Solar Consumer Protection

Panelists from SEIA, Consumers Union, and CESA presented their perspectives on solar consumer protection and discussed the work their organizations are doing to ensure that distributed PV remains consumer friendly.

December 14, 2016 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

McKnight Lane: A Rural Low-Income Resilient Solar+Storage Housing Project

This webinar presented the McKnight Lane Redevelopment Project, a clean, resilient, affordable housing community in rural Vermont. Guest speakers from VEIC, Sonnen and the Addison County Community Trust presented.