Upcoming Webinars and Events for CESA https://cesa.org/webinars/ Massachusetts' Municipal Utility Energy Storage Projects: Examples from Sterling, Templeton, and Wakefield https://cesa.org/webinars/massachusetts-municipal-utility-energy-storage-projects/?date=2019-06-25 <p>Join the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) for a free webinar with three Massachusetts municipal utilities that are using energy storage to reduce costs and provide other benefits to their customers. Representatives of the Sterling Municipal Light Department, the Templeton Municipal Light &amp; Water Department, and the Wakefield Municipal Gas &amp; Light Department will discuss their energy storage systems, explain their financial and other benefits, and offer lessons learned from designing and dispatching the battery systems.<br> <br>Sterling recently announced $1 million in savings due to the use of their two batteries to control capacity and transmission costs. Templeton and Wakefield will each describe their new storage systems, their impetus for installing batteries, and early lessons learned from the design and construction process.</p><p><strong>Panelists:</strong></p><ul><li>Sean Hamilton, General Manager, Sterling Municipal Light Department</li> <li>John Driscoll, General Manager, Templeton Municipal Light &amp; Water Department</li> <li>Dave Polson, Engineering &amp; Operations Manager, Wakefield Municipal Gas &amp; Light Department</li> <li>Dr. Imre Gyuk, Director of Energy Storage Research, U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability</li> <li>Todd Olinsky-Paul, Project Director, Clean Energy States Alliance (moderator) </li> <li>Val Stori, Project Director, Clean Energy States Alliance (moderator) </li> </ul><p>This webinar is a presentation of the <a href="https://cesa.org/projects/energy-storage-technology-advancement-partnership" target="_blank">Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership</a> (ESTAP). ESTAP is a federal-state funding and information sharing project that aims to accelerate the deployment of electrical energy storage technologies in the U.S. ESTAP is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity, managed by Sandia National Laboratories, and administered by the Clean Energy States Alliance.</p> Tue, 28 May 2019 09:45:22 -0400 https://cesa.org/webinars/massachusetts-municipal-utility-energy-storage-projects/?date=2019-06-25 Building Resilient Home Health Care with Energy Storage https://cesa.org/webinars/building-resilient-home-health-care-with-energy-storage/?date=2019-06-27 <p>June marks the start of hurricane and fire season for millions of Americans. Following the lessons of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Camp Fire in Northern California, public health professionals should recognize its past time to address the dangers faced by more than 2.5 million Americans – primarily senior populations –when power outages due to storms, fires, or other disasters impact the home medical devices that the medically vulnerable need to survive.<br><br>How battery storage and solar technologies can mitigate this expanding risk is examined in a new report from two national nonprofits, Clean Energy Group and Meridian Institute: “<a href="https://www.cleanegroup.org/ceg-resources/resource/battery-storage-home-healthcare/" target="_blank">Home Health Care in the Dark: Why Climate, Wildfires and Other Risks Call for New Resilient Energy Storage Solutions to Protect Medically Vulnerable Households from Power Outages</a>.” The report details the risks associated with power outages for individuals reliant on electricity for in-home medical and mobility equipment and provides a set of recommendations to improve access to resilient power technologies.<br><br>In this webinar, report authors Marriele Mango and Annie Shapiro will be joined by Kristen Finne of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services emPOWER program for a discussion on how resilient backup power technologies could benefit medically vulnerable households. The emPOWER program provides a map of Medicare beneficiaries dependent on electricity for medical equipment. Agencies responsible for emergency services, such as electric utilities and first responders, use the emPOWER map as an emergency response tool.<br><br><strong>Panelists:</strong></p><ul><li>Marriele Mango, Program Associate, Clean Energy Group</li> <li>Annie Shapiro, Program Associate, Meridian Institute</li> <li>Kristen Finne, emPOWER Program Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services</li> </ul><p>This webinar is presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project. Learn more at www.resilient-power.org.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:53:46 -0400 https://cesa.org/webinars/building-resilient-home-health-care-with-energy-storage/?date=2019-06-27 EVs and the Electricity System https://cesa.org/webinars/evs-and-the-electricity-system/?date=2019-07-02 <p>What is the trajectory for the market penetration of electric vehicles (EVs) and what does it mean for the electrical grid? How can EVs be best integrated into the grid so that they increase system reliability and reduce emissions? What would be the impacts on the grid of different scenarios for EV charging? <br><br>This webinar will explore these questions with presentations from Matteo Muratori (Engineer, Integrated Transportation and Energy Systems, National Renewable Energy Laboratory) and Chris Nelder (Manager, EV Grid Integration, Rocky Mountain Institute). It will be hosted by Warren Leon (Executive Director, CESA). <br> <br>This webinar is presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA).  </p> Wed, 29 May 2019 16:12:39 -0400 https://cesa.org/webinars/evs-and-the-electricity-system/?date=2019-07-02 Maycroft Apartments: A Low-Income Solar+Storage Resiliency Center in DC https://cesa.org/webinars/maycroft-apartments-a-low-income-solar-storage-resiliency-center-in-dc/?date=2019-07-31 <p>In April 2019, Maycroft Apartments became the first resiliency center in the District of Columbia fully powered by solar+storage. With a rooftop community solar array and a battery storage system, the residents of Jubilee Housing’s Maycroft Apartments will have access to an on-site resiliency center and community space in the event of a power outage. The resiliency center at the affordable housing complex can be powered for up to three days, providing residents with refrigeration for food and medication, lighting, outlets for charging cell phones and other devices, and a television.</p><p>In addition to providing a resiliency center, the project will also lead to savings for the residents of Maycroft. Using an innovative model to pass community solar savings directly to low-income households, Maycroft residents will realize significant monthly economic benefits from the project.</p><p>This webinar will feature presentations by the project’s nonprofit developer, New Partners Community Solar, and energy consultant, Amidus Consulting. There will be time to address questions from the audience.</p><p><strong>Panelists:</strong></p><ul><li>Jeff Lesk, New Partners Community Solar</li> <li>Pranay Kohli, Amidus Consulting</li> <li>Marty Mellett, Jubilee Housing  </li> <li>Seth Mullendore, Clean Energy Group (moderator)</li> </ul><p>This webinar is presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project. Learn more at <a href="http://www.resilient-power.org">www.resilient-power.org</a>.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:16:13 -0400 https://cesa.org/webinars/maycroft-apartments-a-low-income-solar-storage-resiliency-center-in-dc/?date=2019-07-31