RPS Events and Webinars

2018

January 24, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Renewable Thermal Technologies in the Massachusetts APS

Since 2014, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has been working on designing rules and regulations for including renewable thermal technologies in the Alternative Portfolio Standard (APS). This webinar featured a presentation on the draft regulations by Samantha Meserve, Renewable Thermal Program Coordinator at DOER.

March 9, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

The Status of State Grid Modernization Efforts

States are playing an important role in modernizing the nation’s electricity grid. In this webinar, two presentations discussed the range of activity taking place at the state level.

April 26, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

FERC and Clean Energy

In this webinar, John Moore (NRDC's Sustainable FERC Project) discussed some of the issues currently before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the regional markets it regulates, including the potential threats for state RPSs and related state energy policies.

May 23, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

ISO-NE’s CASPR and State RPSs

Competitive Auctions with Sponsored Resources (CASPR) is a modification to ISO New England's Forward Capacity Auction. This webinar explained CASPR and its implications for renewables.

June 26, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

The Future of Electrification and What It Means for Clean Energy

Francisco de la Chesnaye presented the findings of the Electric Power Research Institute's newly published "U.S. National Electrification Assessment," which examines four possible pathways of how electrification could proceed in the coming years and decades.

July 17, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Blockchain Technology for RECs, Tracking Systems, and Other Energy Market Applications

In this webinar, Alex Anich (NRG Renewables) and Ben Gerber (MRETS) sifted through the hype and uncertainty around blockchain and distributed ledger systems.

October 18, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Evaluation of the Stringency and Design of RPSs

A new study measures the stringency of different state RPSs and shows “how changes in RPS policy design features relate to different market outcomes.” Author Sanya Carley and Nikos Zirogiannis presented.

November 8, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Energy Storage in the Clean Peak Standard

Clean Peak Standards (CPS) are being implemented or considered by several states as a way to focus renewable generation at peak demand hours. Energy storage is expected to play a major role in these efforts. This webinar featured a presentation by Strategen's Ed Burgess.

November 29, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm

Renewable Thermal in RPSs: Examples from New Hampshire, Oregon, and Vermont

Guest speakers from New Hampshire, Oregon, and Vermont discussed the inclusion of renewable thermal in their state’s RPS program.

December 4, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Americans’ Changing Views of Renewable Energy Policies

Sarah Mills discussed the findings of a new report on how Americans’ views on solar and wind energy have changed over the past decade.