State Leadership in Clean Energy: Award-Winning Programs in New Hampshire and Rhode Island
July 13, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
This webinar highlighted two winning programs from CESA’s 2016 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards: New Hampshire’s Useful Thermal Energy Certificate (T-REC) Program, and Rhode Island’s System Reliability Procurement Solar Distributed Generation Pilot Project.
New Hampshire’s T-REC program, the first of its kind in the nation, is a key component of the most comprehensive initiative to support renewable thermal technologies in the country. It has provided significant economic and environmental benefits for the state, and is having a substantial influence on renewable thermal policy in other states.
Rhode Island’s distributed solar pilot project explored how distributed solar could provide value the electric grid. It successfully mobilized the local community to adopt solar PV, exceeded goals for solar deployment, helped to defer traditional utility capital investments, and provided important lessons for the consideration of “non-wires alternatives” in distribution system planning.
In two very different ways, each program is successfully advancing renewable energy deployment in their state. Guest speakers from the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission Sustainable Energy Division and the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources presented.
- Elizabeth Nixon, Energy Analyst, New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission Sustainable Energy Division
- Barbara Bernstein, Energy Analyst, New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission Sustainable Energy Division
- Danny Musher, Chief of Program Development, Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources
This webinar was moderated by CESA Project Director Val Stori. Each presentation was followed by a Q&A with the audience.