2019

January 31, 2019 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Exploring the Outcomes of New Grid Projects on the Power System: PNNL's GridPIQ Tool

GridPIQ, a screening tool from the U.S. Department of Energy and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, helps users approximate the impact of adding a grid project, whether in the form of a technology or a new policy, to an existing system.

February 7, 2019 12:00pm — 1:00pm ET

ACEEE Webinar: Emerging Opportunities in Commercial Buildings

In this ACEEE webinar, Clean Energy Group Project Director Todd Olinsky-Paul gave a preview of findings from a forthcoming CEG report analyzing the cost-effectiveness of energy storage, associated non-energy benefits, and the role for energy storage in efficiency programs.

February 21, 2019 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Designing Solar+Storage to Power Critical Loads: An Introduction to New Resilient Power Features in NREL’s REopt Lite Tool

NREL has added important new features to its free solar+storage (and now +wind) online optimization tool, REopt Lite, 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.

February 28, 2019 1:00pm — 2:30pm ET

State of the U.S. Energy Storage Industry: 2018 Year in Review

The U.S. energy storage market experienced substantial growth in 2018. In this webinar, Dan Finn-Foley from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables shared insights related to recent developments in the U.S. energy storage market, including deployment trends, policy updates, and market outlook.

March 19, 2019 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Evaluating Technology Impacts on the Distribution System: PNNL’s GridLAB-D Simulation Tool

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.

March 26, 2019 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Energy Storage 101, Part 1: Battery Storage Technology, Systems and Cost Trends

This first in a multi-part energy storage webinar series covered the state of the technology, energy storage systems and cost trends.

March 28, 2019 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Enabling High Penetrations of Distributed Solar through the Optimization of Sub-Transmission Voltage Regulation

In this webinar, Nader Samaan, a power systems engineer and the lead for PNNL’s Grid Analytics team, presented CReST-VCT and how it works in a real-world use case for Duke Energy.

April 4, 2019 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Energy Storage in State Energy Efficiency Plans: Lessons from Massachusetts

This webinar introduced a new report by Clean Energy Group that examines the cost-benefit calculation for battery storage, presents new values for non-energy benefits of storage, discusses program design elements of storage incentives, and critiques the Massachusetts plan.

April 9, 2019 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Net Energy Metering, Distributed Solar Valuation, and Rate Design

On this webinar, presenters from the US Department of Energy, ICF, and the National Regulatory Research Institute will discuss three recent reports.

May 9, 2019 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

The Offshore Wind R&D Consortium: Roadmap, Research Priorities, and the Open Solicitation

Learn about the Offshore Wind R&D Consortium, a jointly funded US DOE and NYSERDA R&D partnership whose membership includes major project developers, technical consultants, national labs, and four states to accelerate the development and innovation of the US offshore wind industry by removing or reducing technological and supply chain barriers.

May 16, 2019 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

The Economic Case for Resilient Solar+Storage in the Southeast

Solar+storage technologies that provide clean, reliable backup power are cost-effective for many critical community facilities in the Southeast, according to Clean Energy Group’s “Resilient Southeast” report series. The report series details a first-of-its-kind economic analysis and landscape review for solar+storage in the region.

June 13, 2019 3:00pm — 4:00pm ET

NARUC CPI Webinar: Energy Efficiency and Emerging Technology: How State Programs Can Drive Innovation and Deliver Benefits

This moderated discussion will explore how state energy efficiency programs can be used to advance emerging technologies like energy storage while delivering benefits to ratepayers and the grid. CEG Project Director Todd Olinsky-Paul will present.

June 25, 2019 2:00pm — 3:30pm ET

Massachusetts' Municipal Utility Energy Storage Projects: Examples from Sterling, Templeton, and Wakefield

CESA hosted a webinar with the Sterling Municipal Light Department, the Templeton Municipal Light & Water Department, and the Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department who discussed their energy storage systems, their financial benefits, and lessons learned from designing and dispatching their battery systems.

June 27, 2019 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Building Resilient Home Health Care with Energy Storage

Marriele Mango (Clean Energy Group) and Annie Shapiro (Meridian Institute) were joined by Kristen Finne of the emPOWER program for a discussion on the need for resilient power technologies for medically vulnerable households.

July 2, 2019 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

EVs and the Electricity System

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?

July 23, 2019 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Energy Storage 101, Part 2: Best Practices in State Policy

CESA Project Director Todd Olinsky-Paul reviewed the major policies adopted by leading states, discussed their strengths and weaknesses, and identified issues that should be addressed as states seek ways to support energy storage deployment and the development of markets for the services storage can provide.

July 29, 2019 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Community Campaigns for Renewable Heating and Cooling Technologies, Part 1

This webinar featured CESA's recent report, "Community Campaigns for Renewable Heating and Cooling Technologies: Four Case Studies," and included speakers from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the City of Boulder, Colorado.

July 31, 2019 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Maycroft Apartments: A Low-Income Solar+Storage Resiliency Center in DC

In April 2019, Maycroft Apartments became the first resiliency center in the District of Columbia fully powered by solar+storage. This webinar featured presentations by the project’s nonprofit developer, New Partners Community Solar, and energy consultant, Amidus Consulting.

August 5, 2019 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Community Campaigns for Renewable Heating and Cooling Technologies, Part 2

CESA hosted the second in a two-part webinar series highlighting the role renewable heating and cooling campaigns play in decarbonizing buildings and in helping states meet their carbon reduction goals.

August 21, 2019 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

New York’s Energy Storage Roadmap and Other Initiatives

In this webinar, guest speakers from NYSERDA discussed New York’s Energy Storage Roadmap to 1,500MW by 2025 and other energy storage policies and programs, including a new bridge incentive, soft cost reductions, and procurement targets.

September 4, 2019 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

US Renewables Portfolio Standards: Berkeley Lab’s Annual Status Report

LBNL's Galen Barbose reviewed key trends in state RPSs, including recent legislative revisions, key RPS policy design features, state RPSs’ compliance with interim targets, past and projected impacts on renewables development, and compliance costs.

September 17, 2019 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Cimarron District Office: Supporting Firefighters in New Mexico with Solar+Storage

This Clean Energy Group webinar highlights a recently installed solar PV and battery storage system (solar+storage) at one of the Energy Conservation and Management Division (ECMD) of New Mexico’s most remote offices, the State Forestry Division Cimarron District Office.

September 25, 2019 4:00pm — 5:00pm ET

States’ Strategies for Working with Low-Income Community Groups on Solar

Oregon and Rhode Island have been working on a series of community outreach initiatives in order to create accessibility to solar within the low- and -moderate-income communities. These various initiatives provide useful templates for similar initiatives in other parts of the country.

October 1, 2019 3:00pm — 4:00pm ET

FERC 841 Compliance Update

In this webinar, guest speakers from the Energy Storage Association and Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables discussed FERC 841 compliance progress among the nation’s ISOs and RTOs.

October 10, 2019 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Replacing Power Plants with Low-Income Residential Solar+Storage

In this webinar, East Bay Community Energy and Sunrun share details of a new project in California that will deploy solar and battery storage systems in low-income single-family and multifamily homes to offset the need for reliance on fossil-fuel powered peaker plants.

November 6, 2019 2:00pm — 3:00pm Eastern

QuEST: Optimizing Energy Storage Tool

This ESTAP webinar will provide an introduction to QuEST, an open-source software application suite for energy storage valuation. QuEST was developed by Sandia National Laboratories as a free, public tool to assist in energy storage valuation for various use cases.

November 19, 2019 1:00pm — 2:00pm Eastern

Energy Storage 101, Part 3: Applications and Economics

This ESTAP webinar is the third in a multi-part energy storage webinar series will cover energy storage applications and economics. Numerous opportunities for revenue and cost savings have been identified for energy storage on both sides of the meter, including frequency regulation, demand charge management, arbitrage, ancillary services, T&D deferral and others. This webinar will look at when and where these opportunities exist, which services can be effectively “stacked,” how revenue-generating opportunities are sometimes limited due to market rules or utility tariffs, and what future opportunities might arise with changes in market rules and regulations.

December 5, 2019 1:00pm — 2:00pm Eastern

SMUD’s Carbon-Reduction Strategies: Smart Homes, Strategic Electrification, and Energy Storage

This webinar is a follow-on to CESA's ESTAP webinars on energy storage projects and implementation at municipal utilities.

December 6, 2019 1:00pm — 2:00pm Eastern

Sharing Solar Benefits - Expanding Residential Solar in Connecticut's Communities of Color

This CESA webinar will feature panelists from the Connecticut Green Bank who will discuss the Green Bank's Residential Solar Investment Program, its impacts and results.