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October 2020

Nantucket Island Energy Storage: Batteries for Reducing Peak and Deferring Infrastructure Investment

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Speakers from PNNL, National Grid, and DOE will discuss Nantucket's new battery energy storage system.

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September 2020

Developing non-Lithium Ion Energy Storage Technologies to Support California’s Clean Energy Goals

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Join us for a one-hour webinar with the California Energy Commission (CEC) to learn more about its "beyond batteries" solicitations.

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Power After Carbon: Findings and Insights for State Policymakers

September 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

This webinar will focus on recommendations for state policymakers who are considering strategies for moving towards 100% clean energy for their state’s electricity sector.

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The Role of Hydropower in State Clean Energy Policy

September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

This webinar addressed hydropower’s role in state RPS programs, its participation and opportunities in New England’s RPS markets, and pumped hydropower energy storage’s role in both RPS programs and state energy storage policies.

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The Massachusetts Clean Peak Standard – How it will affect renewable and storage value streams, projects, and markets

September 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Massachusetts is launching the nation’s first Clean Peak Energy Standard, an ambitious, complex program that aims to reduce peak electric demand, cut emissions, and lower ratepayer costs.

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August 2020

State Leadership in Clean Energy: SMUD’s Energy StorageShares Program

August 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

This webinar will showcase two new energy storage programs being pioneered by Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).

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NYSERDA’s Offshore Wind Program

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

NYSERDA’s Offshore Wind Program is developing offshore wind in the most responsible and cost-effective way possible and bringing clean, locally produced power where the burdens of climate change are highest.

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July 2020

Expanding Grid Capacity with Energy Storage in Decorah, Iowa

July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

A new 2.5 MW battery storage project in Decorah, Iowa will boost the capacity of the local electric grid to allow for the addition of more rooftop solar in the community.

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New Jersey’s Plan for Achieving 100% Carbon-Neutral Electricity

July 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Guest speakers will discuss details of the “2019 New Jersey Energy Master Plan: Pathway to 2050,” including the strategies for reaching 100% clean energy, and will describe the process the state used for producing the master plan.

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State Leadership in Low-and-Moderate-Income Solar Energy, Featuring Massachusetts, Michigan and Oregon

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

CESA’s 2020 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards recognized three impressive programs that support low- and moderate-income communities.

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Introduction to NREL’s State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE) Platform

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This webinar will feature an introduction to National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE) Platform Beta and other tools and data that support state and local clean energy planning.

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June 2020

The 2035 Report: How Low Costs Can Accelerate Our Clean Energy Future

June 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

According to a new report from the University of California, Berkeley and GridLab, the United States can reliably deliver 90% clean, carbon-free electricity nationwide by 2035 using existing technology, without increasing consumer bills, and without the need for new fossil fuel plants.

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May 2020

Solar for All: The District of Columbia’s Innovative Strategy for Low-to Moderate-Income Solar

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

The District of Columbia’s “Solar for All” program is an initiative with a goal to provide 100,000 low-to-moderate income families, with the benefits of locally generated clean energy.

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The 2035 Report: How Low Costs Can Accelerate Our Clean Energy Future

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

According to a report to be released in early June from the University of California, Berkeley and GridLab, the United States can reliably deliver 90% clean, carbon-free electricity nationwide by 2035 using existing technology, without increasing consumer bills, and without the need for new fossil fuel plants.

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Decarbonizing Electricity: The Critical Role of Firm Low-Carbon Resources

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

This was the first 100% Clean Energy Collaborative webinar highlighting the findings and perspectives of leading analysts focused on achieving 100% clean energy.

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100% Clean Energy States and the 100% Clean Energy Collaborative

May 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

This webinar will provide an overview of the goals and activities that 14 states plus the District of Columbia have undertaken to achieve 100% clean electricity.

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Replacing Diesel in an Alaskan Community: Cordova’s New Battery Energy Storage System

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Join us for a webinar with the Cordova Electric Cooperative to learn about its recently installed energy storage system.

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State Pollinator-Friendly Solar Initiatives

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Recognizing that solar installations can benefit from pollinator-friendly ground cover, many states have taken action to promote this promising PV solar design and management approach.

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April 2020

Recent RPS Studies: Maine and Maryland

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This webinar described two recent studies that examined the renewable portfolio standards in Maine and Maryland. Authors of the studies presented their key findings and discussed the implications.

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February 2020

State of the U.S. Energy Storage Industry: 2019 Year in Review

February 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Our annual lookback at the year in energy storage will cover advances in the U.S. market, including deployment trends, policy and regulatory updates; the state of the art in energy storage technologies; and the market outlook for the coming years. Dan Finn-Foley from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables will share his insights.

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January 2020

Solar with Justice: Recommendations for State Governments

January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

This webinar presented the findings and recommendations from a new report that are especially relevant to state policymakers and program managers.

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How Solar Knowledge Spreads: Who learns what, from whom, and how?

January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

A team of researchers has worked to understand how best practices related to solar installation, permitting, and customer acquisition are transmitted. This webinar presented the findings of this research, including network structures and strategies that promote solar knowledge transfer, organizational capacity building, and innovation.

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Solar with Justice: Recommendations for Community Organizations

January 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

This webinar presented the findings and recommendations from a new report that are especially relevant to community organizations and frontline energy equity leaders.

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December 2019

Solar with Justice: A New Report on Solar for Under-Resourced Communities

December 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

This CESA webinar presented the key findings and recommendations from a new report, "Solar with Justice: Strategies for Powering Up Under-Resourced Communities and Growing an Inclusive Solar Economy."

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Sharing Solar Benefits – Expanding Residential Solar in Connecticut’s Communities of Color

December 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

This webinar, hosted by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), featured panelists from the Connecticut Green Bank who discussed the Green Bank's Residential Solar Investment Program, its impacts and results.

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

December 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

This webinar is a follow-on to CESA's ESTAP webinars on energy storage projects and implementation at municipal utilities. Join us on this one-hour webinar with Rachel Huang, SMUD’s Director of Energy Strategy, Research & Development, to learn more about SMUD's strategic electrification, storage, and carbon reduction efforts.

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November 2019

Energy Storage 101, Part 3: Applications and Economics

November 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

This ESTAP webinar 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.

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QuEST: Optimizing Energy Storage Tool

November 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

This ESTAP webinar provides 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.

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October 2019

FERC 841 Compliance Update

October 1, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

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. FERC Order 841 requires that these independent grid operators update market rules and regulations to allow energy storage to participate in wholesale energy and energy services markets, taking into account its unique operational characteristics.

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September 2019

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

September 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

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 (LMI) communities. These various initiatives provide useful templates for similar initiatives in other parts of the country.

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

September 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

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.

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August 2019

New York’s Energy Storage Roadmap and Other Initiatives

August 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

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.

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Community Campaigns for Renewable Heating and Cooling Technologies, Part 2

August 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

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.

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July 2019

Community Campaigns for Renewable Heating and Cooling Technologies, Part 1

July 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

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.

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

July 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

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.

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EVs and the Electricity System

July 2, 2019 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

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?

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June 2019

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

June 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

In this Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) webinar, representatives from the Sterling Municipal Light Department, the Templeton Municipal Light & Water Department, and the Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department discussed their energy storage systems, their financial benefits, and lessons learned from designing and dispatching their battery systems.

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May 2019

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

May 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

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.

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April 2019

Net Energy Metering, Distributed Solar Valuation, and Rate Design

April 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

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

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March 2019

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

March 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

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

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

March 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

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

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

March 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

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.

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February 2019

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

February 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

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.

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January 2019

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

January 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

GridPIQ, a screening tool from the U.S. Department of Energy and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), 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.

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December 2018

Oregon’s New Energy Storage Project for Resiliency and Cost Savings

December 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

A new energy storage project in Eugene, Oregon will provide backup power for emergency services, as well as cost savings and electricity services to the municipal utility (Eugene Water and Electric Board). This webinar summarized the project and explored technical and economic issues that have arisen during development.

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The Real Estate Industry and Selling Homes with Solar

December 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

This webinar looked at the issues homeowners with solar can face when they go to sell their house, the ways in which the real estate industry can prepare to help solar homeowners sell their home, and how state agencies and the solar industry can educate solar homeowners so that they are well prepared to sell their house without difficulty.

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Americans’ Changing Views of Renewable Energy Policies

December 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Sarah Mills discussed the findings of a new report on how Americans’ views on solar and wind energy have changed over the past decade.

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November 2018

Renewable Thermal in RPSs: Examples from New Hampshire, Oregon, and Vermont

November 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Speakers from New Hampshire, Oregon, and Vermont discussed the inclusion of renewable thermal in their state’s RPS program.

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Iowa’s Biomass Conversion Plan and Economic Assessment Tool

November 13, 2018 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 pm EST

Speakers from the Iowa Economic Development Authority and Iowa State University discussed the Biomass Conversion Action Plan and Biogas Assessment Model. Farmer Bryan Sievers of Sievers Family Farms discussed their conversion to biogas and how their experience helped in the development of the economic assessment tool.

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Energy Storage in the Clean Peak Standard

November 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Clean Peak Standards (CPS) are being implemented or considered by several states as a way to focus renewable generation at peak demand hours. Energy storage is expected to play a major role in these efforts. Navigant's Ed Burgess presented.

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October 2018

Evaluation of the Stringency and Design of RPSs

October 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

A new study measures the stringency of different state RPSs and shows “how changes in RPS policy design features relate to different market outcomes.” Author Sanya Carley and Nikos Zirogiannis presented.

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September 2018

California’s Pioneering Policies for New Homes: Greater Efficiency with Required Solar Energy

September 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm EDT

In May, California became the first state to require new homes to include solar power. Guest speakers from the California Energy Commission explained the requirement, how it will be implemented, and how other states might adopt similar policies.

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Offshore Wind Transmission: Lessons from Germany and Regulatory Considerations for OSW Transmission in the U.S.

September 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Wilfried Breuer, Managing Director at TenneT, discussed Germany's offshore transmission experience. Mark Kalpin, Partner at Holland & Knight LLP, discussed potential ownership structures & mechanisms for developing OSW transmission in the US, mechanisms for cost recovery, risk management, and the RTO interconnection process.

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August 2018

Community Solar Program Design and Implementation for Low-and Moderate-Income Customers

August 30, 2018 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

In this webinar, Jenny Heeter and Lori Bird from NREL discussed their forthcoming report, Design and Implementation of Community Solar Programs for Low- and Moderate-Income Customers.

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Solar PV Recycling: Issues and Considerations for State Decision-Makers

August 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

What happens to solar photovoltaic (PV) panels when they come to the end of their useful lifetime? Garvin Heath, a senior analyst at NREL, shared lessons learned and key insights from his research to inform state-level efforts to develop effective, efficient, and affordable PV module recycling and recovery strategies.

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Building Markets: Energy Storage in Massachusetts and Offshore Wind in Rhode Island

August 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

This webinar highlighted two winning programs from CESA’s 2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards: Massachusetts’ Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (ACES) Program, and Rhode Island’s Block Island Offshore Wind Farm.

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Expanding Solar PV Finance and Markets in Connecticut and Minnesota

August 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

This webinar highlighted two programs from CESA’s 2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards: Connecticut’s “Solar for All” Partnership, and Minnesota's MPRB Solar Demonstration Project.

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July 2018

Blockchain Technology for RECs, Tracking Systems, and Other Energy Market Applications

July 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

In this webinar, Alex Anich (NRG Renewables) and Ben Gerber (MRETS) sifted through the hype and uncertainty around blockchain and distributed ledger systems.

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Using Solar to Reduce Peak Loads: Evaluating Rhode Island’s Distributed Solar Pilot

July 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources conducted a pilot to explore the ability of solar to reduce peak electricity loads on the local electric distribution system. Panelists discussed the project's goals and design, and presented findings from Cadmus’ recently published program evaluation.

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State Programs for Clean Energy in Local Jurisdictions: Examples from New York and Oregon

July 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This webinar highlighted two winning programs from CESA’s 2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards: New York’s Clean Energy Communities Program and Oregon’s Renewable Energy Development Grant Program.

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June 2018

The Future of Electrification and What It Means for Clean Energy

June 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Francisco de la Chesnaye presented the findings of the Electric Power Research Institute's newly published "U.S. National Electrification Assessment," which examines four possible pathways of how electrification could proceed in the coming years and decades.

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Electricity Affordability Metrics for the U.S.

June 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Through the U.S. DOE's Grid Modernization Lab Consortium, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed electricity affordability metrics at the state and county levels for the United States. This webinar introduced a simple spreadsheet interface to map these electricity affordability metrics.

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May 2018

ISO-NE’s CASPR and State RPSs

May 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Competitive Auctions with Sponsored Resources (CASPR) is a modification to ISO New England's Forward Capacity Auction. This webinar explained CASPR and its implications for renewables.

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Income Trends of Residential Solar Adopters

May 2, 2018 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

Guest speakers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory discussed their new report on income trends of residential solar adopters. It is the most comprehensive analysis of this type to date, and one of few to utilize household-level income estimates.

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April 2018

FERC and Clean Energy

April 26, 2018 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

In this webinar, John Moore (NRDC's Sustainable FERC Project) discussed some of the issues currently before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the regional markets it regulates, including the potential threats for state RPSs and related state energy policies.

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FERC Order 841: Leveling the Playing Field for Energy Storage Resource Market Participation

April 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

In this webinar, guest speakers from Customized Energy Solutions will summarize FERC Order 841 and describe its impact on storage markets, just as RTO/ISO compliance efforts are getting underway across the country.

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March 2018

The Status of State Grid Modernization Efforts

March 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

States are playing an important role in modernizing the nation’s electricity grid. In this webinar, two presentations discussed the range of activity taking place at the state level.

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One Year In – Energy Storage Proves its Worth in Sterling, MA

March 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Summarizing one year of operations, this webinar shows how the Sterling Municipal Light Department’s energy storage project saved nearly $400,000 for the town’s ratepayers. The webinar also provides information on a second energy storage project being undertaken by Sterling in conjunction with a community solar installation.

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Promising Solar PV Financing Strategies for Low- and Moderate-Income Customers

March 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

In this webinar, Jeff Cook and Lori Bird of NREL discussed the most promising strategies state policymakers might consider using to finance solar PV for low- and moderate-income customers across three housing types: single family, multi-family, and manufactured housing.

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February 2018

Solar+Storage for Public and Affordable Housing

February 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

This webinar provides an overview of the technology, value proposition, and financing options for projects that pair solar with battery storage for public and affordable housing.

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Financing Solar Projects for Public and Affordable Housing

February 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

This webinar discussed ownership and finance pathways for solar projects for public and affordable housing.

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State of the U.S. Energy Storage Industry: 2017 Year in Review

February 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

The U.S. energy storage market experienced substantial growth in 2017. In this ESTAP webinar, presented by US DOE-OE and Sandia National Laboratories, and hosted by CESA, guest speakers from GTM Research shared insights related to recent developments in the U.S. energy storage market, including deployment trends, policy updates, and market outlook.

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January 2018

Follow-Up Discussion: Using Federal Low-Income Energy Assistance Programs for Solar

January 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

This interactive webinar discussion is a follow-up to two earlier webinars: "Using Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Funds for Low-Income Solar” (1/11), and “Using Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Funds for Low-Income Solar” (1/16).

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Renewable Thermal Technologies in the Massachusetts APS

January 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Since 2014, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has been working on designing rules and regulations for including renewable thermal technologies in the Alternative Portfolio Standard (APS). This webinar featured a presentation on the draft regulations by Samantha Meserve, Renewable Thermal Program Coordinator at DOER.

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Renewable Thermal Technologies in the Massachusetts APS

January 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Since 2014, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has been working on designing rules and regulations for including renewable thermal technologies in the Alternative Portfolio Standard (APS). This webinar will feature a presentation on the draft regulations by Samantha Meserve, Renewable Thermal Program Coordinator at DOER.

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Energy Storage Basics for State Policymakers: Technology, Policy, Economics, and the State of the Industry

January 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

This webinar will provide a plain-language starting point to understand energy storage and how it can be addressed in state policy and programs. Attendance at this webinar presentation is restricted to state energy agency staff and officials.

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Using Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Funds for Low-Income Solar

January 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

LIHEAP serves as an emergency bill assistance service, but state LIHEAP administrators have flexibility to use some program funds to reduce long-term dependence on energy assistance. Some argue that these LIHEAP funds should be used for low-income solar.

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Using Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Funds for Low-Income Solar

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Traditionally, the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) focused on increasing energy efficiency for low-income households. As solar costs have declined, interest in using WAP funds for low-income solar deployment has increased.

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December 2017

Federal Court Cases that Could Affect RPSs

December 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

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.

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Follow-Up Discussion on Customer Acquisition for LMI Solar Programs

December 14, 2017 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 pm EST

This interactive webinar discussion is a follow-up to two earlier webinars hosted by the Clean Energy States Alliance: "Approaches for Involving Low-Income Communities with Solar” (11/30) and “Connecticut’s Low- and Moderate-Income Solar Customer Segmentation Analysis” (12/5).

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Energy Storage for Puerto Rico: Modular Solutions for Disaster Recovery

December 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Energy storage, combined with solar generation, can provide power to disaster recovery efforts when the grid is down. This webinar featured presentations from organizations implementing solar+storage in Puerto Rico: GS Battery, Civic Solar, the Solar Foundation, and Resilient Power Puerto Rico.

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

December 5, 2017 @ 3:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

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.

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November 2017

Approaches for Involving Low-Income Communities with Solar

November 30, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

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.

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

November 28, 2017 @ 1:00 am - 2:30 pm EST

This members-only webinar will provide staff at CESA member organizations with an overview of CESA's efforts, projects, and client services.

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

November 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

In this webinar, representatives from a multi-state collaborative discussed their new report on opportunities and barriers shaping the Northeast offshore wind market, and the model they used to develop two regional deployment trajectories for offshore wind generation by 2030.

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

November 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

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

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October 2017

Colorado’s Low-Income Community Solar Demonstration Project

October 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm EDT

In this webinar, guest speakers from the Colorado Energy Office, Lotus Engineering and Sustainability, and NREL described and evaluated the Low-Income Community Solar Demonstration Project, which provides over 1 MW of electricity and serves over 300 low-income Coloradans.

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Energy Storage Solutions for Disaster Recovery and Resilience: How to get Power Back to the Islands

October 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Energy storage experts discussed solar+storage solutions that could support short-term resilience and recovery in a natural disaster. Discussion specifically addressed current recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, and how solar+storage systems have been used in Florida and the Northeast.

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Income Verification for Low-Income Solar Programs

October 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm EDT

In this webinar, speakers from the California Department of Community Services and Development, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center discussed their income verification processes for low-income solar programs.

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Factors Influencing Public Support for RPSs

October 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

A recent article in Nature Energy examines various factors that influence whether the public supports a state RPS and other renewable energy policies. In this webinar, Leah Stokes, one of the article’s two authors, discussed her findings and their implications.

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September 2017

Energy Storage for Rural Affordable Housing: The McKnight Lane Redevelopment Project

September 27, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This webinar provided operational and economic updates on the McKnight Lane Redevelopment Project, a rural solar+storage affordable housing project that has been in operation since October 2016.

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U.S. Renewables Portfolio Standards: 2017 Annual Status Report

September 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Lead author Galen Barbose presented the key findings of LBNL's newly released report, "U.S. Renewables Portfolio Standards: 2017 Annual Status Report."

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June 2017

When Renewable Portfolio Standards Max Out

June 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Many state renewable portfolio standard (RPS) policies will reach their peak requirement over the next few years. In this webinar, guest speaker Ed Holt discusses what could happen to state RPSs when they max out, and what options the states have when, and if, they begin to plan for the end of RPS in their states.

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Consumer Protections for Community Solar

June 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This webinar discussed consumer protection issues that may arise in community solar projects for residential consumers, and the role states play in ensuring appropriate consumer protections.

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Utility-Driven Solar Projects for Low-Income Customers

June 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Some utilities have begun developing solar projects specifically to serve low-income customers and underrepresented neighborhoods. This webinar features two utility pilot projects that are installing solar panels on rooftops in low-income neighborhoods.

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New York’s Clean Energy Standard

June 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

In this webinar, presented by CESA's RPS Collaborative, guest speakers from NYSERDA explained the Clean Energy Standard and how it will be implemented.

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Community Solar for Low- and Moderate-Income Consumers

June 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Because community solar can be made accessible to renters and can include flexible terms, it holds promise for spreading the benefits of solar to low- and moderate-income (LMI) consumers. In this webinar, guest speakers from Solstice and from Alpine Bank presented two financially sustainable models for making community solar more available to LMI consumers.

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May 2017

Crowd-Financing Solar for Nonprofits Serving Low-Income Communities

May 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

In this webinar, Andreas Karelas, the Executive Director of RE-volv, and Todd Bluechel, the Vice President of Marketing and Sales at CollectiveSun, presented two models that rely on crowd-funding to enable nonprofits to adopt solar.

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Bringing the Benefits of Solar to Low-Income Customers

May 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) has produced a guide for state and municipal officials on bringing the benefits of solar to low-income consumers. In this webinar, report author Ben Paulos (PaulosAnalysis) provided an overview and addressed questions from the audience.

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Should There Be a Clean Peak Standard?

May 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

In this webinar, Lon Huber, Senior Director at Strategen Consulting, discussed the Clean Peak Standard concept and how it might be implemented.

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April 2017

The Value Proposition for Energy Storage at the Sterling Municipal Light Department

April 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

In this webinar, guest speakers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity, Sandia National Laboratories, and the Sterling Municipal Light Department presented the economic case for Sterling’s energy storage system. This webinar was presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) for the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP).

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The Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program

April 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is in the process of implementing a new solar incentive program designed to maintain robust growth in the number of solar installations while reducing costs for ratepayers. Learn more about this program in a webinar presentation featuring Kaitlin Kelly, RPS Program Coordinator at DOER.

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March 2017

Low-Income Solar, Part 2: Using the Tools of Low-Income Energy Efficiency Financing

March 30, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

In this webinar presented by CESA's Sustainable Solar Education Project, Greg Leventis from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory reviewed low-income energy efficiency financing products and discussed how different financing products can address different barriers to low-income energy improvements.

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Low-Income Solar, Part 1: Lessons Learned from Low-Income Energy Efficiency Programs

March 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

In this webinar presented by CESA's Sustainable Solar Education Project, Ian Hoffman from LBNL discussed the lessons learned from low-income energy efficiency programs, and how they can be applied to low-income solar programs.

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Solar+Storage for Low- and Moderate-Income Communities

March 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

The webinar explained how solar+storage can benefit low- and moderate-income communities, and described a variety of policy tools for doing so, including grants, rebates, utility procurement standards, financing support, opening markets, and soft cost reductions.

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Comparing the Abilities of Energy Storage, PV, and Other Distributed Energy Resources to Provide Grid Services

March 13, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

Learn how to benchmark and compare very different distributed energy resources on their ability to supply each grid service. In this webinar, guest speakers from the Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium discussed the drivers behind this research challenge, the technical problems that need solving, and their progress so far in the areas of energy storage and solar PV.

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Implementing Expanded RPSs in Illinois and Michigan

March 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

In late-2016, both Illinois and Michigan strengthened and extended their RPSs. In this webinar, Brian Granahan of the Illinois Power Agency and Katie Trachsel of the Michigan Public Service Commission described their states’ new laws and explained how the states are preparing for implementation.

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Developing an Energy Storage Project: A Technical Perspective

March 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

In this webinar hosted by CESA's Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), Dan Borneo and Ben Schenkman from Sandia National Laboratories discussed how to successfully construct an energy storage project that is safe, reliable and cost effective.

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February 2017

Solar Equipment, Installation, and Licensing & Certification: A Guide for States and Municipalities

February 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

CESA's new report is designed to inform state and municipal officials who are developing or revising solar standards and requirements. In this webinar, report authors provided an overview of the guide and addressed questions from the audience.

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January 2017

State of the U.S. Energy Storage Industry: 2016 Year in Review

January 27, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

In this webinar, guest speakers from GTM Research shared insights related to recent developments in the U.S. energy storage market, including deployment trends, policy updates, and market outlook.

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Implementing Expanded RPSs in Oregon and Rhode Island

January 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

In 2016, both Oregon and Rhode Island strengthened and extended their RPSs. In this webinar, Rebecca Smith (Senior Policy Analyst at the Oregon Department of Energy) and Linda George (Senior Legal Counsel at the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission) described their states’ new RPS laws and explained how the states are preparing for implementation.

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Designing Publicly Supported Solar Loan Programs

January 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

This webinar overviews CESA's new best practices guidebook on designing publicly supported residential solar loan programs. NREL's Travis Lowder and CT Green Bank's Ben Healey presented.

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DOE’s Solar in Your Community Challenge

January 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

This webinar provided an overview of the Solar in Your Community Challenge, a DOE-sponsored contest to support innovative and replicable community-based solar business models and programs that will bring solar to under-served communities.

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December 2016

Solar Consumer Protection

December 8, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

On this webinar, panelists from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Consumers Union, and CESA presented their perspectives on solar consumer protection and discussed the work their organizations are doing to ensure that distributed PV remains consumer friendly.

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November 2016

California’s 50 Percent RPS

November 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

In this webinar hosted by CESA's RPS Collaborative, representatives from the California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission discussed how they are preparing for the 50 percent RPS target and the state of their plans.

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Advice for States on Providing Solar Information to Consumers

November 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

This webinar provided an overview of CESA’s new guide for state program managers on providing solar information to consumers. The guide explains why states should provide consumer information on solar, describes the types of information that can be useful, and points out existing educational efforts by states and other entities that provide models and useful resource information.

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The New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership: Results and Lessons Learned

November 3, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

In this webinar, CESA and its participating state partners discussed the New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership’s activities and accomplishments, as well as lessons learned from the project.

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October 2016

Energy Storage in Massachusetts: What the Study Said, and What’s Next

October 27, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

Massachusetts leapt to the forefront of state energy storage policy with its recently released study, “State of Charge.” In this webinar, hosted by CESA's Energy Storage Technical Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), panelists explained the study’s results and discussed what’s next as the state rolls out a host of new energy storage policy and program initiatives.

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Energy Storage in Sterling: A Massachusetts Municipal Microgrid

October 25, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

In this webinar hosted by CESA for the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), panelists discussed a new clean energy project that will provide vital resiliency and economic benefits to the town of Sterling, Massachusetts.

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Grid Modernization and Renewable Portfolio Standards

October 11, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

In this webinar, hosted by CESA's RPS Collaborative, guest speakers from LBNL and NREL discussed research and technical assistance opportunities to help state regulators and policymakers better plan for grid modernization, and how grid modernization could impact RPS goal setting and implementation.

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July 2016

State Leadership in Clean Energy: Award-Winning Programs in California and New York

July 26, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

This webinar highlighted two winning programs from CESA’s 2016 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards: The California Energy Commission’s New Solar Homes Partnership, and NYSERDA’s NY-Sun.

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State Leadership in Clean Energy: Award-Winning Programs in Connecticut and Oregon

July 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

This webinar highlighted two winning programs from CESA’s 2016 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards: The Connecticut Green Bank’s Solar Lease 2 Commercial Program, and the Energy Trust of Oregon’s Irrigation Modernization Program.

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State Leadership in Clean Energy: Award-Winning Programs in New Hampshire and Rhode Island

July 13, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

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.

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June 2016

Measuring Energy Storage System Performance: A Government/Industry- Developed Protocol

June 30, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

In this webinar, panelists from PNNL, Sandia, and the US DOE discussed the updated protocol for measuring and expressing the performance characteristics for energy storage systems. This webinar is a presentation of the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP).

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The EPA Clean Power Plan and State RPS Programs

June 23, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

This webinar covered highlights from a recent RPS Collaborative Report on the relationship between EPA’s Clean Power Plan and state RPSs. Report author Ed Holt presented.

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Residential Solar Financing 101

June 22, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

In this webinar, hosted by the Clean Energy States Alliance’s Sustainable Solar Education Project, Travis Lowder from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory discusses common residential solar financing choices, solar financing consumer protection issues, publicly supported solar finance programs from around the country, and broad solar financing trends.

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May 2016

RPS Collaborative Webinar: A Tale of Two Grids

May 25, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This webinar will look at the future of the electric grid and states’ approaches to grid modernization. Guest speaker Cameron Brooks will discuss the findings of his recent research. He found that states are tending to fall into two categories: ones where policy is moving toward more open market solutions and ones that are inclined toward expanding the vertical integration model.

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April 2016

Energy Storage Market Updates and Focus on Modeling for System Design

April 21, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Guest speakers from Customized Energy Solutions will give a short update on energy storage markets, and then will cover the importance of modeling in developing a project and of having plant operational capabilities. This webinar is hosted by the Clean Energy States Alliance’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP).

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Procurement Guidance for Energy Storage Projects: Help with RFIs, RFQs and RFPs

April 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

This webinar offers guidance for developing procurement documents for feasibility and economic analyses, engineering, equipment, and services related to developing and implementing an energy storage project. This webinar is presented by the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP) and the Resilient Power Project.

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State of the U.S. Energy Storage Industry: 2015 Year in Review

April 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Clean Energy States Alliance’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP) will host a webinar to review the US energy storage industry in 2015. Ravi Manghani and Brett Simon from GTM Research will present.

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March 2016

Flow Batteries: New Efforts in R&D

March 23, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by CESA's Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), features a presentation by PNNL's Wei Wang for a discussion on the latest advancements in flow battery technology; recent efforts to demonstrate the multiple benefits flow battery systems can provide; and the path forward for lower cost systems.

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Impacts of Federal Tax Credit Extensions on Renewable Deployment and Power Sector Emissions

March 18, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

NREL has released a new report exploring the likely impacts of recently extended federal tax credits on the deployment of renewable generation and on CO2 emissions. CESA hosted a webinar with the report’s lead author, Trieu Mai, to discuss the report’s findings.

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February 2016

Optimizing Energy Storage Sizing, Location and Operation: Current R&D Efforts at Sandia National Laboratories

February 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

This webinar, presented by CESA's Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), features a presentation on modeling software that can help developers optimize energy storage size and location. Panelists include Dr. César Silva-Monroy, Dr. Raymond Byrne, and Dan Borneo from Sandia National Laboratories.

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New Jersey Energy Storage Rebate Program

February 17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), features an overview of the New Jersey Energy Storage Program. A guest speaker from the NJ BPU discussed program rules and requirements.

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Hydropower and Renewable Portfolio Standards

February 2, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance's State-Federal RPS Collaborative, explores the role and treatment of hydropower in RPSs across the country. Guest speakers include David Zayas, National Hydropower Association; Dana Hall, Deputy Director, Low Impact Hydropower Institute; and Tim Welch, Wind and Water Power Technologies Office, US Department of Energy.

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January 2016

U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards: Overview of Status and Key Trends

January 26, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

This webinar, presented for the Clean Energy States Alliance's State-Federal RPS Collaborative, features a wide-ranging presentation on the overall status of RPSs around the country and observations about general trends. The guest speaker for this webinar is Galen Barbose, Research Scientist in the Electricity Markets and Policy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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December 2015

State of the U.S. Energy Storage Industry

December 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), provides an up-to-date look at the U.S. energy storage industry, including trends in technology, applications, pricing, financing, vendor landscape, markets, and relevant regulatory and legislative issues. Panelists include Ravi Manghani and Brett Simon of GTM Research.

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November 2015

Retrofits for Resiliency: How to Make an Existing Solar PV System into an Islandable Resilient Power System

November 12, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA)’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), features a discussion on what is required, technically and economically, to retrofit an existing solar PV system with a new "smart" inverter and battery to make it islandable, so that it can continue to serve critical needs behind the meter when the grid is down. Panelists include Ben Schenkman of Sandia National Laboratories, Chris Larsen of Dynapower, and Dan Cohee of Pacific Data Electric.

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September 2015

Energy Storage Market Updates

September 30, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA)’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), is the first in a quarterly series on energy storage market updates. Guest speakers Michael Berlinski, Jacqueline DeRosa and Raj Chintapalli of Customized Energy Solutions presented up-to-date information on the value of electric services markets, such as frequency response and demand response, that energy storage can economically participate in.

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Oregon Department of Energy – Energy Storage Demonstration RFP Information Session

September 14, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), discussed an upcoming RFP from the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) for electric energy storage demonstration projects. Guest speakers included Diane Broad and Jan Lemke from the ODOE, Dan Borneo from Sandia National Labs, and Dr. Imre Gyuk from the US DOE.

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August 2015

Electricity Markets and the Economics of Energy Storage

August 27, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA)’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), features a discussion on Clean Energy Group’s report "Energy Storage and Electricity Markets: The Value of Storage to the Power System and the Importance of Electricity Markets in Energy Storage Economics." Panelists include Seth Mullendore, Project Manager at Clean Energy Group, and Jay Marhoefer, CEO and Founder at Intelligent Generation.

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June 2015

Using AVERT to Estimate the Emissions Benefits of Clean Energy Policies and Programs

June 1, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented for the Clean Energy States Alliance's State-Federal RPS Collaborative, provides an overview and demonstration of AVERT, a free, open-access tool that allows non-expert users to quantify displaced emissions of CO2, SO2, and NOX, and avoided generation mitigated by state or multi-state programs. Guest speakers were Robyn Young of the US EPA and Jeremy Fisher of Synapse Energy Economics.

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April 2015

Upgrading Distribution Resilience – A DOE-OE Solicitation

April 7, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA)’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), features a presentation on the US Department of Energy's Resilient Electricity Delivery Infrastructure (REDI) Initiative. Guest speakers include Dr. Imre Gyuk and Dan Ton of the Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (DOE OE), and Ryan Watson of the National Energy Technology Laboratory.

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February 2015

The Effect of State Policy Suites on Solar Markets

February 2, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

This webinar, hosted by the Clean Energy States Alliance's State-Federal RPS Collaborative. features a discussion of NREL's recent report "The Effect of State Policy Suites on the Development of Solar Markets." This report examined policy-related and non-policy-based factors that have influenced state solar markets. Guest speaker Elizabeth Doris from NREL presented.

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January 2015

Achieving Net Zero in Alaska and Oregon

January 23, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

This webinar, hosted by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), highlights two winning programs from CESA’s 2014 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards that have worked towards the goal of achieving “net zero.” Guest speakers from the Alaska Energy Authority and the Energy Trust of Oregon presented.

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Clean Energy from Coast to Coast, featuring California and Connecticut

January 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), highlighted two winning programs from CESA’s 2014 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards. Guest speakers from the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and the Connecticut Green Bank presented.

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DOE OE Energy Storage Safety Strategic Plan

January 14, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA)'s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), features a discussion on the US Department of Energy Office of Electricity (DOE-OE)'s energy storage safety strategic plan. Panelists include Dr. Imre Gyuk of the US DOE-OE, Sean Hearne of Sandia National Labs, Kenneth Willette of the National Fire Protection Association, and Vincent Sprenkle of the Pacific Northwestern National Laboratory.

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December 2014

Accelerating Resilient Power in Connecticut and New York

December 16, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), highlighted two winning programs from CESA’s 2014 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards: The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP)’s Microgrid Program, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)’s CHP Acceleration Program. Guest speakers included Dana Levy of NYSERDA, and Veronica Szczerkowski and Tracy Babbidge of CTDEEP.

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MassDOER Resilient Power Solicitation Results

December 3, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, highlights the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (MassDOER)'s $40 million Community Clean Energy Resiliency Initiative and the recently announced resilient power projects receiving grants under the program. The guest speaker for this webinar was MassDOER's Amy McGuire.

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October 2014

Flow Battery Basics, Part 2

October 29, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA)’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), features Andrew Marshall from Primus Power and Tracy Montoya from Raytheon Ktech, who discussed their products and answered questions from viewers. The webinar also featured an introduction to flow battery technology by Dr. Imre Gyuk of U.S. DOE Office of Electricity, and a discussion of flow battery testing and technological readiness by Dan Borneo of Sandia National Laboratories.

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August 2014

A Solar Storage Microgrid for the Energy City of the Future

August 22, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA)’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), features a discussion on the innovative solar + energy storage microgrid project in Rutland, Vermont. Panelists include Dr. Imre Gyuk, U.S. DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability; Darren Springer, Vermont Public Service Department; and Mary Powell and Josh Castonguay from Green Mountain Power.

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June 2014

Implications of EPA’s CO2 Regulations for State Renewable Energy Programs and RPSs

June 26, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance for the State-Federal RPS Collaborative, explored the potential implications of EPA’s proposed rule to regulate carbon dioxide under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act on states’ renewable energy programs and policies, including renewable portfolio standards (RPSs). Guest speakers were David Farnsworth of the Regulatory Assistance Project, and Matt Clouse and Christopher Sherry of the US EPA.

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Flow Battery Basics, Part 1: What They Are, How They Work, Where They’re Used

June 19, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA)’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), features a discussion of flow battery technology, including its advantages and disadvantages, costs, safety, life cycle, how it compares with more traditional chemical batteries, what applications it is good for, and some examples of flow battery projects. Panelists include Dr. Imre Gyuk, DOE; Summer Ferreira, Sandia National Laboratories; Charlie Vartanian, UET; and Craig Horne, Enervault.

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May 2014

Commissioning Energy Storage

May 20, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA)’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), provides an overview of the process of commissioning an energy storage system. Dan Borneo of Sandia National Laboratories and Matt Galland of Sunpower presented.

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April 2014

Microgrid Technologies: A Guide to CHP, Energy Storage, PV and Fuel Cells

April 4, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA)’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), is intended to convey information to individuals and entities that may submit proposals under Round 2 of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Microgrid Grant and Loan Pilot Program. Presenters include Tom Bourgeois, Pace Energy and Climate Center; Dan Borneo, Sandia National Laboratories; Paul Michaud, Murtha Cullina LLP; and Veronica Szczerkowski from CT DEEP.

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March 2014

Solar Maps as Tools for Advancing Solar Energy

March 5, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

The Clean Energy States Alliance hosted a webinar highlighting cutting-edge map-based tools that have been developed in the District of Columbia, New York, and Ohio. Guest speakers were Tria Case from the City University of New York, and Emil King from the District of Columbia Department of the Environment.

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February 2014

Connecticut and Massachusetts Discuss Upcoming Solicitations for Resilient Power and Microgrids

February 13, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA)’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), features a discussion of upcoming solicitations by the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts for resilient power systems and microgrids. Guest speakers include Alex Kragie and Veronica Szczerkowski at CT DEEP, and Amy McGuire at MassDOER.

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November 2013

California’s Energy Storage Mandate

November 19, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Clean Energy States Alliance hosted a webinar for its members, the State-Federal RPS Collaborative, and the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP) on the recent energy storage ruling in California.

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Duke Energy’s Energy Storage Projects

November 13, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), featured Dan Sowder, P.E. and Dr. Zak Kuznar, PhD, senior project managers from the Duke Energy Emerging Technology Office.

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October 2013

America’s Power Plan: Wholesale Market Design and Distributed Generation

October 2, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) for the State-Federal RPS Collaborative, is the second in a two-part series featuring authors from America’s Power Plan, an October 2013 toolkit for state and local decision makers developed by more than 150 of the nation’s top energy experts.

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September 2013

America’s Power Plan: Finance and Utility Business Models

September 30, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) for the State-Federal RPS Collaborative, is the first in a two-part series featuring authors from America’s Power Plan, an October 2013 toolkit for state and local decision makers developed by more than 150 of the nation’s top energy experts.

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Optimizing the Benefits of a PV with Battery Storage System

September 13, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Clean Energy States Alliance and its Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP) hosted a webinar on the PNM’s Prosperity Energy Storage Project. Guest speakers included Steve Willard from PNM Resources, Dan Borneo from Sandia National Laboratory, and Dr. Imre Gyuk from the US DOE.

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August 2013

Innovations in Renewable Energy Finance

August 20, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), introduces new models to finance renewable energy and energy efficiency. Guest speakers included Attorney Stephen Pearlman of Inglesino, Pearlman, Syciskala & Taylor, LLC, and Nihar Shah, Legal Associate for United Wind.

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July 2013

Resilient Solar-Storage Systems for Homes and Commercial Facilities

July 17, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA)’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), featured guest speaker Michael Kleinberg of DNV KEMA, who discussed existing solutions and opportunities for solar PV systems with battery backup in residential and commercial applications.

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June 2013

An Overview of the Electricity Storage Handbook

June 18, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

This webinar, hosted by the Clean Energy States Alliance’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), features a presentation on the Electricity Storage Handbook. The Handbook, authored by Sandia National Laboratories for the US DOE, is a how-to guide for utility and rural cooperative engineers, planners, and decision makers to plan and implement electricity storage projects.

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May 2013

Smart Grid, Grid Integration, Storage and Renewable Energy

May 16, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance, explored the following question: How will the smart grid and smart meters, demand response, and energy storage affect the deployment of intermittent renewable energy? Guest speakers include Tom Stepien, CEO of Primus Power, and Malcolm Metcalfe, Founder & CTO ENBALA Power Network.

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April 2013

An Introduction to the Energy Storage Report for State Utility Regulators

April 24, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Clean Energy States Alliance, Sandia National Laboratories and the U.S. Department of Energy hosted a webinar to overview a report, titled “Evaluating Utility Procured Electric Energy Storage Resources: A Perspective for State Electric Utility Regulators."

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March 2013

East Penn and Ecoult Battery Installation Case Study

March 26, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by CESA’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), features guest speaker John Wood, CEO, Ecoult Energy Storage Solutions.

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Briefing on Sandia’s Maui Energy Storage Study

March 6, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

This webinar, hosted by CESA’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), features a presentation by Sandia National Laboratories on the Maui Electric Company Storage Evaluation Project. Guest speakers were Jim Ellison, Dhruv Bhatnager, and Ben Karlson.

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February 2013

An Introduction to Fuel Cell Applications for Microgrids and Critical Facilities

February 20, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), features a discussion on the benefits of fuel cell integration in microgrids and critical facilities, with updates on Connecticut initiatives in microgrid development. Guest speakers include Andy Skok of FuelCell Energy, Joel Rinebold of CCAT, and Alex Kragie of CT DEEP.

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