RPS Events and Webinars


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 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 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.

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.

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 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."

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.

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 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 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.