Energy Storage for Puerto Rico: Modular Solutions for Disaster Recovery

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Energy storage combined with solar generation can provide power to disaster recovery efforts when the grid is down. In this webinar, guest speakers from GS Battery and CivicSolar discussed the solar+storage solutions that they are distributing in Puerto Rico. Guest speakers from The Solar Foundation and Resilient Power Puerto Rico discussed their efforts in coordinating and delivering solar+storage solutions on the island.

Panelists:

  • Eric Gallant, Director of Business Development, GS Battery
  • Cris Manickam-Shirley, Energy Storage Market Manager, CivicSolar
  • Ian Munn, Operations Manager, Solar Foundation
  • D. Ofelia Mangen, Project Manager and Volunteer Coordinator, Resilient Power Puerto Rico
  • Devavrat Kadam, Solar Engineer and Designer, Resilient Power Puerto Rico
  • Todd Olinsky-Paul, Project Director, Clean Energy States Alliance (Moderator)

This webinar was a presentation of the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP). ESTAP is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity and Sandia National Laboratories, and is managed by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA). For more information and resources, visit www.cesa.org/projects/energy-storage-technology-advancement-partnership

Federal Court Cases that Could Affect RPSs

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This webinar examined the implications of recent and pending federal legal cases, including the nuclear zero emission credit cases in Illinois and New York, and the Allco cases in Connecticut. Among other topics, the session considered the prospects for challenges to RPSs based on the Commerce Clause of the Constitution. Guest speaker Harvey Reiter led attendees on a tour of the relevant cases and the issues they raise for RPSs. Mr. Reiter is a Partner at Stinson Leonard Street LLP and teaches Regulated Industries at George Washington University Law School. He has written law review articles on the Commerce Clause and is Executive Editor of the Energy Law Journal. Mr. Reiter’s presentation was followed by a Q&A with the audience.

This webinar was presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) for the RPS Collaborative. More information and resources related to renewable portfolio standards are available on the RPS Collaborative webpage at: www.cesa.org/projects/renewable-portfolio-standards

Principles and Policies for Low and Moderate Income Solar, Part 2

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This is the second in a two-part webinar course on low and moderate income (LMI) solar policy and principles. Speakers from the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) and Vote Solar will present.

  • CESA Executive Director Warren Leon will speak about LMI consumer information
  • Melanie Santiago-Mosier of Vote Solar will speak about community engagement for LMI solar
  • CESA Project Director Todd Olinsky-Paul will speak about solar+storage for LMI communities
  • CESA Program Associate Diana Chace will speak about LMI community solar

Part 1 of this course on LMI solar policy and principles took place on October 6 – webinar slides and recordings are available here.

CESA is hosting this webinar series to assist teams participating in the Solar in Your Community Challenge, a prize program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. More information about this webinar series, including a course syllabus, is available here.

Overview of CESA, Its Staff, Projects, and Member Benefits (Members-Only)

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This webinar is designed as an introduction to the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) for staff at CESA’s member organizations. In this webinar, we will introduce participants to CESA’s projects and staff and discuss how CESA can help member programs accomplish their clean energy objectives. We hope this webinar will help to inform our members about the work we do and the benefits of CESA membership, as well as the networking capabilities we provide to connect and share information with other members from across the country.

This 1.5 hour webinar will highlight CESA’s work in the areas of energy storage and resilient power, solar consumer protection and low-income solar, renewable heating and cooling, RPS, and offshore wind. It will also introduce the 2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards.

The webinar will include time for Q&A.

Follow-Up Discussion on Customer Acquisition for LMI Solar Programs

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This interactive webinar discussion is a follow-up to two earlier webinars hosted by the Clean Energy States Alliance:

Guest speakers from both webinars will participate in this follow-up discussion. Participants will be invited to respond to the earlier webinars, share their ideas and experiences, and ask questions.

This webinar is open to state and municipal officials only.

Participants are strongly encouraged to attend the earlier webinars or watch the 11/30 and 12/5 webinar recordings before attending this follow-up discussion.

This webinar is presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) as part of the Sustainable Solar Education Project. For more information and resources about solar consumer protection and equitability, visit www.cesa.org/projects/sustainable-solar

Connecticut’s Low- and Moderate-Income Solar Customer Segmentation Analysis

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The low- and moderate-income (LMI) population includes significant differences in income level, family composition, and lifestyle. When trying to expand access to solar power to LMI residents, it can be helpful to know which households are most likely to adopt solar, and how to best reach out to these households. The Connecticut Green Bank engaged the marketing firm C+C to perform a customer analysis to identify the segments of Connecticut’s LMI population most likely to adopt solar. In this webinar, speakers from the Connecticut Green Bank and C+C shared the results of their analysis and insights for a national audience.

Presenters:

  • Isabelle Hazlewood, Connecticut Green Bank
  • Alex Bradley, C+C

This webinar was presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) as part of the Sustainable Solar Education Project. For more information and resources about solar consumer protection and equitability, visit www.cesa.org/projects/sustainable-solar.

Approaches for Involving Low-Income Communities with Solar

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Signing up low-income customers for solar can require different approaches than signing up higher-income customers. In this webinar, representatives from PosiGen Solar and GRID Alternatives, organizations with extensive experience bringing solar to low-income customers, discussed how they engage with low-income customers and communities in order to spread the benefits of solar.

This webinar is presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) as part of the Sustainable Solar Education Project. Learn more at www.cesa.org/projects/sustainable-solar.

Opportunities and Barriers Shaping the Offshore Wind Market in the Northeastern U.S.

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The Northeast has the potential for offshore wind deployment of between 4,000 to 8,000 MW, according to a new report entitled “Northeast Offshore Wind Regional Market Characterization.” The report was written by the Roadmap Project for Multi-State Cooperation on Offshore Wind Development, a collaborative led by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, with the participation of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, and the Clean Energy States Alliance.

This webinar provided an introduction and overview of the Roadmap Project, including the several other reports and findings resulting from the project. Report authors discussed the opportunities and barriers shaping the regional offshore wind market and the model they used to develop two regional deployment trajectories for offshore wind generation by 2030.

Panelists:

  • Doreen Harris, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
  • Bob Grace, Sustainable Energy Advantage
  • Jordan Shoesmith, Sustainable Energy Advantage
  • Val Stori, Clean Energy States Alliance/ Clean Energy Group (moderator)

This webinar was presented by Clean Energy Group for the Northeast Wind Resource Center. Find more information and resources at: www.northeastwindcenter.org

U.S. Job Creation in Offshore Wind

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A new report quantifies the job impacts of offshore wind development off the U.S. Northeast from Maine to Maryland. Based on two market scenarios of 4GW and 8 GW by 2030, the study revealed a peak of 8300 to 16,700 full-time equivalent baseline jobs in 2028. With the addition of medium to high probability jobs, these numbers increased up to a peak of 36,300 in 2028. The baseline jobs most likely to be performed in the U.S. include project development and management, supply and installation of electrical substations and subsea cable, and wind farm operation and maintenance; whereas the medium to high probability jobs include a manufacturing sector workforce.

This webinar featured a presentation on the study’s methodology and detailed findings by report author Alun Roberts from BVG Associates. The webinar was hosted by Val Stori, Project Director at the Clean Energy States Alliance/ Clean Energy Group.

This webinar and report are part of the Roadmap Project for Multi-State Cooperation on Offshore Wind, undertaken in partnership with the states of New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, and the Clean Energy States Alliance.

This webinar was presented by Clean Energy Group for the Northeast Wind Resource Center. Find more information and resources at: www.northeastwindcenter.org

Marcus Garvey Apartments: A Solar+Storage Microgrid for Affordable Housing in Brooklyn, NY

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The Marcus Garvey affordable housing complex in Brooklyn, NY uses a solar+storage microgrid system to cut electricity costs, improve grid reliability, and provide resilient backup power for tenants during extended outages. The money saved on energy expenses will be used to develop a new afterschool program for the tenants of the 625-unit housing complex. (Read a project profile here.)

This webinar featured presentations by L+M Development Partners, Demand Energy and NYCEEC on the project’s economic drivers, design and implementation issues, and financing.

This webinar was hosted by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project.