RPS Events and Webinars


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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.