Upcoming Events

June 26, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

The Future of Electrification and What It Means for Clean Energy

Francisco de la Chesnaye will present 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.

June 27, 2018 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Resilient Power in Practice: Lessons Learned from the Field

Guest speakers from American Microgrid Solutions and muGrid Analytics will explain how a project can be modeled and developed and share some of their experiences and a few practical lessons learned from working with resilient power technologies the field.

July 11, 2018 1:00pm — 2:30pm ET

State Programs for Clean Energy in Local Jurisdictions: Examples from New York and Oregon

This webinar highlights two winning programs from CESA’s 2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards: New York’s Clean Energy Communities Program and Oregon’s Renewable Energy Development Grant Program.

July 12, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Using Solar to Reduce Peak Loads: Evaluating Rhode Island's Distributed Solar Pilot

The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources conducted a pilot to explore the ability of solar to reduce peak electricity loads on the local electric distribution system. Panelists will discuss the project's goals and design, and will present findings from Cadmus’ recently published program evaluation.

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) will sift through the hype and uncertainty around blockchain and distributed ledger systems.

July 19, 2018 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Replacing Peaker Plants with Battery Storage

This webinar will present the case for battery storage, both standalone and paired with renewables, as an increasingly viable alternative to traditional fossil-fuel peaker plants. Guest speakers from Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy and the Central Coast Alliance for a Sustainable Economy will present.

July 25, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Simplifying Resilient Power Design with REopt Lite: A Look at New Features Added to NREL’s Solar+Storage Tool

With the latest updates to NREL's solar+storage optimization tool, REopt Lite, building owners and energy managers can now easily compare the costs and benefits of solar+storage systems designed to meet resiliency goals. Nick Laws, an engineer in energy systems modeling at NREL, will be on-hand to answer questions about REopt Lite and help explain the new features.

August 2, 2018 1:00pm — 2:30pm ET

Expanding Solar PV Finance and Markets in Connecticut and Minnesota

This webinar highlights two programs from CESA’s 2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards: Connecticut’s “Solar for All” Partnership, and Minnesota's MPRB Solar Demonstration Project.

August 9, 2018 1:00pm — 2:30pm ET

Building Markets: Energy Storage in Massachusetts and Offshore Wind in Rhode Island

This webinar highlights two winning programs from CESA’s 2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards: Massachusetts’ Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (ACES) Program, and Rhode Island’s Block Island Offshore Wind Farm.

Recent Events

June 14, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Electricity Affordability Metrics for the U.S.

Through the U.S. DOE's Grid Modernization Lab Consortium, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed electricity affordability metrics at the state and county levels for the United States. This webinar introduced a simple spreadsheet interface to map these electricity affordability metrics.

June 5, 2018 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Cutting Demand Charges with Battery Storage

Stephen Kelley of ENGIE Storage explained how battery storage can reduce demand charges for commercial customers, and addressed common questions that building owners and energy managers may have.

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.

May 17, 2018 8:00am — 4:30pm CST

Solar Consumer Protection Workshop

This workshop helped state officials identify and implement solar consumer protection strategies.

May 9, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Update on the California SGIP Energy Storage Incentive

California’s Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) is the country’s premiere energy storage rebate program. This webinar featured a presentation by Andrea Woodall, an SGIP project manager, on the program’s design, progress, results and lessons learned to date.