Upcoming Webinars and Events for CESA https://cesa.org/webinars/ Energy Storage Solutions for Disaster Recovery and Resilience: How to get Power Back to the Islands https://cesa.org/webinars/energy-storage-solutions-for-disaster-recovery-and-resilience-how-to-get-power-back-to-the-islands/?date=2017-10-24 <p>In this webinar, energy storage experts will discuss solar+storage solutions that could support short-term resilience and recovery in a natural disaster. Discussion will specifically address current recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, but we will also look at how solar+storage systems have been used in Florida and the Northeast.</p><p>Speakers will include Dan Borneo (Sandia National Laboratories), Dr. Imre Gyuk (U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity), Olaf Lohr (sonnen), William Young (SunTree Consulting, formerly of the Florida Solar Energy Center), and Todd Olinsky-Paul (Clean Energy Group/ Clean Energy States Alliance).<br><br>This webinar is presented by CESA for the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP).  <br></p> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:02:02 -0400 https://cesa.org/webinars/energy-storage-solutions-for-disaster-recovery-and-resilience-how-to-get-power-back-to-the-islands/?date=2017-10-24 Colorado’s Low-Income Community Solar Demonstration Project https://cesa.org/webinars/colorados-low-income-community-solar-demonstration-project/?date=2017-10-26 <p>In 2015, the Colorado Energy Office launched the Low-Income Community Solar Demonstration Project to develop community solar projects for low-income residents. The project provides over 1 MW of electricity and serves over 300 low-income Coloradans. On this webinar, representatives from the Colorado Energy Office, Lotus Engineering and Sustainability, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s  Solar Technical Assistance Team (STAT) will describe and evaluate the Low-Income Community Solar Demonstration Project.  <br> <br>This webinar is presented by CESA as part of the Sustainable Solar Education Project.</p> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:44:50 -0400 https://cesa.org/webinars/colorados-low-income-community-solar-demonstration-project/?date=2017-10-26 REopt Lite: Sizing Solar+Storage for Savings and Resiliency with NREL’s New Tool https://cesa.org/webinars/reopt-lite-sizing-solar-storage-for-savings-and-resiliency-with-nrels-new-tool/?date=2017-11-01 <p><span class="registration-description" data-bind="expander:{&#039;expandText&#039;: moreButtonText(), &#039;userCollapseText&#039;: lessButtonText(), &#039;text&#039;:getWebinarInfo().description}">In this webinar, presenters from the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) will introduce the beta version of the lab’s new solar+storage web tool, <a data-mce-href="https://reopt.nrel.gov/tool" href="https://reopt.nrel.gov/tool" target="_blank"><strong>REopt Lite</strong></a>. This free tool is designed to help building owners and planners quickly and easily evaluate the economics of solar PV and battery storage for their sites. It identifies the optimal PV and battery system sizing <span class="details"> to minimize costs and maximize lifetime energy savings. The tool can also be used to size solar+storage systems to support a site’s critical loads during a grid outage. </span></span></p><p><span class="registration-description" data-bind="expander:{&#039;expandText&#039;: moreButtonText(), &#039;userCollapseText&#039;: lessButtonText(), &#039;text&#039;:getWebinarInfo().description}"><span class="details">REopt Lite is an online version of NREL’s more comprehensive REopt model, which has been used by analysts to evaluate renewable energy opportunities at more than 10,000 sites, supporting decisions leading to more than 260 megawatts of renewable energy development. </span></span></p><p><span class="registration-description" data-bind="expander:{&#039;expandText&#039;: moreButtonText(), &#039;userCollapseText&#039;: lessButtonText(), &#039;text&#039;:getWebinarInfo().description}"><span class="details"><strong>Presenters:</strong> </span></span></p><ul><li><span class="registration-description" data-bind="expander:{&#039;expandText&#039;: moreButtonText(), &#039;userCollapseText&#039;: lessButtonText(), &#039;text&#039;:getWebinarInfo().description}"><span class="details">Kate Anderson, Senior Engineer and Manager, Engineering and Modeling Group, Integrated Applications Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory</span></span></li><li><span class="registration-description" data-bind="expander:{&#039;expandText&#039;: moreButtonText(), &#039;userCollapseText&#039;: lessButtonText(), &#039;text&#039;:getWebinarInfo().description}"><span class="details">Emma Elgqvist, Engineer, Engineering and Modeling Group, Integrated Applications Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory </span></span></li></ul><p><span class="registration-description" data-bind="expander:{&#039;expandText&#039;: moreButtonText(), &#039;userCollapseText&#039;: lessButtonText(), &#039;text&#039;:getWebinarInfo().description}"><span class="details">Clean Energy Group will be offering REopt Lite training and analysis support to nonprofit organizations looking to evaluate solar+storage deployment in low-income communities and affordable housing. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Clean Energy Group project director Seth Mullendore, <a href="mailto:seth@cleanegroup.org" data-mce-href="mailto:seth@cleanegroup.org">seth@cleanegroup.org</a>. </span></span></p><p><span class="registration-description" data-bind="expander:{&#039;expandText&#039;: moreButtonText(), &#039;userCollapseText&#039;: lessButtonText(), &#039;text&#039;:getWebinarInfo().description}"><span class="details">This webinar is presented by Clean Energy Group’s <a data-mce-href="http://www.resilient-power.org" href="http://www.resilient-power.org" target="_blank">Resilient Power Project</a>.</span></span></p> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:58:03 -0400 https://cesa.org/webinars/reopt-lite-sizing-solar-storage-for-savings-and-resiliency-with-nrels-new-tool/?date=2017-11-01 2017 National Summit on RPS https://cesa.org/webinars/2017-national-summit-on-rps/?date=2017-11-07 <p>The 2017 National Summit on RPS will take place on Tuesday, November 7 and Wednesday, November 8 in Arlington, Virginia at the Westin Crystal City Hotel. 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. The Summit is hosted by the Clean Energy States Alliance, with generous financial support from the Energy Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy.</p><p>As in past years, the first day is open to all individuals interested in RPS issues; the second day is restricted to representatives of state governments and the federal government, so that they can share experiences, ideas, and common problems.</p><p>A draft agenda is available <strong><a href="assets/2017-Files/RPS-Summit-Agenda.pdf" target="_blank" data-mce-href="https://cesa.org/assets/2017-Files/RPS-Summit-Agenda.pdf">here</a></strong>.</p><hr><h3 style="text-align: center;" data-mce-style="text-align: center;"><strong><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSetgkb-UDV1MYWVo4NFXoTit5bNq8VGdruv-Re_AidD3tne2w/viewform" target="_blank" data-mce-href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSetgkb-UDV1MYWVo4NFXoTit5bNq8VGdruv-Re_AidD3tne2w/viewform">REGISTER HERE</a></strong><br data-mce-bogus="1"></h3><p style="text-align: center;"><em><strong>**Registration ends October 27**<br data-mce-bogus="1"></strong></em></p><hr><h3>Hotel Reservations</h3><p>CESA has a room block available for Summit attendees at the Westin Crystal City Hotel with a discounted rate of $182 per night, plus 13.25% tax. Unlike in previous years, if you need hotel reservations, we ask that book your hotel reservations directly with the hotel by using the <strong><a href="https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1708095578&amp;key=296ECA01" target="_blank" data-mce-href="https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1708095578&amp;key=296ECA01">Westin's reservation form</a></strong>. <br><br><strong>CESA's discounted room block closes at 5pm ET on Tuesday, October 10</strong>. Rooms are limited and are first come, first serve. Changes or cancellations to your reservation must occur by 4 pm ET two days prior to arrival to avoid penalty. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card.<br><br>If you have any questions about hotel reservations, please contact CESA Office Manager Meghan Monahan, email: <a href="mailto:Meghan@cleanegroup.org" data-mce-href="mailto:Meghan@cleanegroup.org">Meghan@cleanegroup.org</a>.</p><hr><h3>Registration Fee</h3><p>Registration for the Summit is free for state and federal government representatives.</p><p>There is a $125 registration fee for all non-government participants to attend the Summit on Day One, November 7th.</p><p><strong><a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&amp;hosted_button_id=VM32RNMN4A7PG" target="_blank" data-mce-href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&amp;hosted_button_id=VM32RNMN4A7PG">Click here to pay online using PayPal</a></strong>. (Note: click on the button to "Pay with Debit or Credit Card," if you don't have a PayPal account. The  PayPal form will say "Clean Energy Group" and the payment amount is linked to the RPS Summit. Please let Meghan know if you have any difficulty.)<br><br>If you would prefer to pay by check, send a check payable to "Clean Energy States Alliance" to:</p><address style="padding-left: 30px;" data-mce-style="padding-left: 30px;">RPS Summit<br>c/o Clean Energy States Alliance<br>50 State Street, Suite 1<br>Montpelier, VT  05602</address><p><br><strong>Registration fees must be paid/received by Friday, October 27th</strong>. Registration fees sent in advance of the due date can be refunded if requested in writing to Meghan@cleanegroup.org by Friday, October 27th.</p><hr><p> </p> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 12:08:05 -0400 https://cesa.org/webinars/2017-national-summit-on-rps/?date=2017-11-07 Principles and Policies for Low and Moderate Income Solar, Part 2 https://cesa.org/webinars/low-and-moderate-income-solar-policy-and-principles-part-2/?date=2017-11-17 <p>This is the second in a two-part webinar course on low and moderate income (LMI) solar policy and principles. Speakers from CESA and Vote Solar will present.</p><ul><li>CESA Executive Director Warren Leon will speak about LMI consumer information</li> <li>Melanie Santiago-Mosher of Vote Solar will speak about community engagement for LMI solar</li> <li>CESA Project Director Todd  Olinsky-Paul will speak about solar+storage for LMI communities</li> <li>CESA Program Associate Diana Chace will speak about LMI community solar</li> </ul><p>Part 1 of this course on LMI solar policy and principles is taking place on October 6 – read more and register <strong><a href="https://cesa.org/webinars/low-and-moderate-income-solar-policy-and-principles-part-1/">here</a></strong>. <br><br>This webinar is hosted by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) to assist teams participating in the Solar in Your Community Challenge, a prize program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative.</p> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:50:42 -0400 https://cesa.org/webinars/low-and-moderate-income-solar-policy-and-principles-part-2/?date=2017-11-17