Upcoming Webinars and Events for CESA https://cesa.org/webinars/ Designing Solar+Storage to Power Critical Loads: An Introduction to New Resilient Power Features in NREL’s REopt Lite Tool https://cesa.org/webinars/designing-solar-storage-to-power-critical-loads-nrel-reopt-lite/?date=2019-02-21 <p>The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has added important new features to its free solar+storage (and now +wind) online optimization tool, <strong><a rel="noopener" href="https://reopt.nrel.gov/tool" target="_blank">REopt Lite</a></strong>, that will help building owners, energy managers, and emergency planners assess a building’s technology needs to power essential services with onsite resources during grid disruptions. The tool was developed to assist users in quickly and simply evaluating the costs and benefits of implementing renewables and battery storage for electric bill savings and improved energy resilience in facilities across the U.S.</p><p>This webinar will focus on REopt Lite’s new Critical Load Builder functionality. The load builder allows users to create a daily emergency load profile by building up a list of equipment that must remain powered during a grid outage. Users can select equipment from a list of standard devices or add custom critical loads by specifying wattage and operational characteristics.</p><p>The tool’s new custom rate feature will also be introduced. The custom rate feature allows users to model proposed or hypothetical electric rate tariffs or enter rates not yet included in the <strong><a rel="noopener" href="https://openei.org/wiki/Utility_Rate_Database" target="_blank">Utility Rate Database</a></strong> maintained by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.</p><p>Kate Anderson, who leads the Modeling and Analysis Group at NREL, will provide an overview of REopt Lite for anyone new to the tool and Andrew Jeffery, REopt Lite user interface developer, will introduce the new features. This will be followed by a demonstration of the Critical Load Builder by Clean Energy Group vice president and project director, Seth Mullendore.</p><p>This webinar is a presentation of Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project. Learn more at <strong><a href="http://www.resilient-power.org">www.resilient-power.org</a></strong>.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2019 10:10:33 -0500 https://cesa.org/webinars/designing-solar-storage-to-power-critical-loads-nrel-reopt-lite/?date=2019-02-21 State of the U.S. Energy Storage Industry: 2018 Year in Review https://cesa.org/webinars/state-of-the-u-s-energy-storage-industry-2018-year-in-review/?date=2019-02-28 <p>The U.S. energy storage market experienced substantial growth in 2018. In this webinar, Dan Finn-Foley from Wood Mackenzie Power &amp; Renewables will share insights related to recent developments in the U.S. energy storage market, including deployment trends, policy updates, and market outlook.</p><p><strong>Presenters:</strong></p><ul><li>Dan Finn-Foley, Senior Analyst, Energy Storage, Wood Mackenzie Power &amp; Renewables </li> <li>Dr. Imre Gyuk, Director of Energy Storage Research, U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability</li> <li>Dan Borneo, Engineering Project Manager, Sandia National Laboratories</li> <li>Todd Olinsky-Paul, 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 funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity and Sandia National Laboratories, and is managed by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA). </p> Tue, 15 Jan 2019 11:34:51 -0500 https://cesa.org/webinars/state-of-the-u-s-energy-storage-industry-2018-year-in-review/?date=2019-02-28 Evaluating Technology Impacts on the Distribution System: PNNL’s GridLAB-D Simulation Tool https://cesa.org/webinars/evaluating-technology-impacts-on-the-distribution-system-pnnls-gridlab-d-simulation-tool/?date=2019-03-19 <p>Historically, the inability to effectively model and evaluate smart grid technologies has been a barrier to adoption. <strong><a href="https://www.gridlabd.org/index.stm" target="_blank">GridLAB-D</a></strong>, a distribution technology simulation software tool developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity, aims to help users overcome this challenge by providing valuable modeling information to those that want to take advantage of smart-grid technologies. The GridLAB-D software has been used to evaluate many technologies, such as demand response strategies, photovoltaic deployment impacts, smart inverter control strategies, and distribution automation impacts. Many of these evaluations were accomplished on an openly-available representative set of distribution feeders, as was done for the evaluation of many Smart Grid Investment Grant technologies and studies for the California Solar Initiative.</p><p>On this webinar, Frank Tuffner, a Research Engineer at PNNL, will present the GridLAB-D simulation software tool and share about its potential applications.<br><br>This webinar is presented by CESA as part of CESA's <a href="https://cesa.org/projects/locational-value-of-distributed-energy-resources/">Multistate Initiative to Develop Solar in Locations that Provide Benefits to the Grid</a>.</p> Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:30:27 -0500 https://cesa.org/webinars/evaluating-technology-impacts-on-the-distribution-system-pnnls-gridlab-d-simulation-tool/?date=2019-03-19 CESA Spring 2019 Membership Meeting https://cesa.org/webinars/spring-2019-membership-meeting/?date=2019-04-30 <p><em>Golden, Colorado </em></p><p><em>Co-Hosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory</em> </p><h4><strong>MEMBERS-ONLY</strong></h4><p>The Clean Energy States Alliance 2019 Members Meeting will be held at the NREL campus in Golden, Colorado on Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1. There will be an optional tour of NREL’s energy research facilities on Monday, April 29, followed by dinner on Monday night.<br> <br>This conference will include presentations by clean energy experts and plenty of opportunity for CESA members to network and collaborate on shared challenges and experiences. This event is only open to the staff of <strong><a href="https://cesa.org/membership/cesa-members/">CESA member organizations</a></strong>. </p><hr><h3><strong>Registration </strong></h3><p>Registration for CESA members is free. In order for us to plan for the meeting and meals, and to keep you informed about meeting updates, please register as soon as possible, and not later than <strong>MARCH 27th</strong>.<br> <br>Use the online registration form to register for the meeting to indicate which days and meals you will attend. CESA will cover meals noted in the meeting agenda. Limited travel assistance is available, based on need, to help one representative from each Core Member organization to attend the both days of the conference. <strong><a href="https://goo.gl/forms/BFpPFRniw5m7tVn23" target="_blank">Register here</a></strong>.</p><hr><h3>Questions?      </h3><p>If you have any questions about meeting registration or the hotel room block, contact Maria Blais Costello at 802-223-2554 x-203 or email maria@cleanegroup.org.<br> <br>We look forward to seeing you in Colorado!</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2019 10:06:24 -0500 https://cesa.org/webinars/spring-2019-membership-meeting/?date=2019-04-30