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July 2019

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

July 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

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

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May 2019

The Economic Case for Resilient Solar+Storage in the Southeast

May 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

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.

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April 2019

Energy Storage in State Energy Efficiency Plans: Lessons from Massachusetts

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

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.

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February 2019

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

February 28 @ 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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Designing Solar+Storage to Power Critical Loads: An Introduction to New Resilient Power Features in NREL’s REopt Lite Tool

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

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.

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ACEEE Webinar: Emerging Opportunities in Commercial Buildings

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

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.

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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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November 2018

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

Yale CBEY Webinar: Clean Energy Access in Post-Maria Puerto Rico

October 25, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm EDT

The Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) is hosting an upcoming webinar on “Clean Energy Access in Post-Maria Puerto Rico.” Speakers will discuss the critical issues facing Puerto Rico as it works to build its energy grid. CEG VP Seth Mullendore will present.

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Supporting Housing and Mobility with Resilient Power in Boulder

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

Over the past two years, the City of Boulder, Colorado has been collaborating with stakeholders to strengthen the resilience of community facilities through deployment of solar and battery storage technologies. These innovative projects support critical operations at the City’s public housing authority headquarters, Boulder Housing Partners (BHP), and at the leading nonprofit mobility service provider in the Boulder area, Via Mobility Services.

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August 2018

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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July 2018

Simplifying Resilient Power Design with REopt Lite: A Look at New Features Added to NREL’s Solar+Storage Tool

July 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

With the latest updates to NREL's solar+storage optimization tool, REopt Lite, building owners and energy managers can now easily compare the costs and benefits of solar+storage systems designed to meet resiliency goals. Nick Laws, an engineer in energy systems modeling at NREL, was on-hand to answer questions about REopt Lite and help explain the new features.

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Replacing Peaker Plants with Battery Storage

July 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

This webinar presented the case for battery storage, both standalone and paired with renewables, as an increasingly viable alternative to traditional fossil-fuel peaker plants. Guest speakers from Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy and the Central Coast Alliance for a Sustainable Economy presented.

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June 2018

Resilient Power in Practice: Lessons Learned from the Field

June 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Guest speakers from American Microgrid Solutions and muGrid Analytics explained how a project can be modeled and developed and shared some of their experiences and a few practical lessons learned from working with resilient power technologies the field.

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Cutting Demand Charges with Battery Storage

June 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Stephen Kelley of ENGIE Storage explained how battery storage can reduce demand charges for commercial customers, and addressed common questions that building owners and energy managers may have.

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March 2018

New Financing Options for Solar+Storage in Low-Income Communities

March 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

In this webinar, Clean Energy Group's Lew Milford and Rob Sanders were joined by guest speakers from National Housing Trust and Urban Ingenuity to discuss ownership and finance models ranging from immediate direct ownership to third party ownership flips to C-PACE financing strategies.

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Valuing Resilience: Exploring the Role of Solar+Storage in Grid Outages

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

The webinar included a review of the findings detailed in a recent paper released by NREL and Clean Energy Group, "Valuing the Resilience Provided by Solar and Storage Systems," which illustrates the impact of valuing resilience on solar+storage system sizing.

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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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January 2018

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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December 2017

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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November 2017

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

November 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

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. This webinar features presentations on the project’s economic drivers, design and implementation issues, and financing.

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REopt Lite: Sizing Solar+Storage for Savings and Resiliency with NREL’s New Tool

November 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

In this webinar, presenters from the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) introduced the beta version of the lab’s new solar+storage web tool, REopt Lite. This free tool is designed to help building owners and planners quickly and easily evaluate the economics of solar PV and battery storage for their sites.

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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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Identifying Potential Markets for Commercial Behind-the-Meter Battery Storage

September 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Report authors Joyce McLaren (NREL) and Seth Mullendore (Clean Energy Group) presented the findings of the first comprehensive public analysis detailing the potential size of the commercial behind-the-meter battery storage market in the United States.

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August 2017

SolarResilient: A New Tool for Resilient Solar+Storage Design

August 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

In this webinar, Jessica Tse (San Francisco Department of the Environment) and Russell Carr (Arup) introduced and demonstrated a first-of-its-kind, publicly-available online tool for optimizing the size of solar+storage systems.

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June 2017

Solar Risk: How Energy Storage Can Preserve Solar Savings in California Affordable Housing

June 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Wayne Waite and Seth Mullendore presented their new report on how energy storage can effectively hedge against proposed changes to California’s solar policies and utility rates that could drastically reduce the value of solar.

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May 2017

ESyst: Optimizing Energy Storage Savings with Geli’s New Online Tool

May 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

In this webinar, guest speaker Andrew Krulewitz presented Geli’s newly released online energy storage and solar+storage design tool, ESyst, and walked through an example of how the free tool can be used to optimize electric bill savings for an actual affordable housing property.

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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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Tools for Building More Resilient Communities with Solar+Storage

April 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

In this webinar, Clean Energy Group's project director Seth Mullendore and senior finance director Rob Sanders provided an introduction to the concept of resilient power, and introduced Clean Energy Group’s new Resilient Power Toolkits. These toolkits are a good starting point for anyone interested in developing a resilient solar+storage project in their community.

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NYC’s Policy Target and Roadmap for Resilient Solar+Storage

April 4, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Guest speakers from Sustainable CUNY, Meister Consultants, and the NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability presented NYC’s Resilient Solar Roadmap, a 5-7 year plan for expanding the deployment of solar+storage in NYC, and discussed the city’s energy storage target.

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March 2017

Solar+Storage Industry Perspectives: JLM Energy

March 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project is kicking off a series of presentations featuring experts from around the solar+storage industry. In this webinar, guest speakers from JLM Energy discussed their experiences in the solar+storage market, new product offerings, and where they see opportunities for solar+storage today and in the future.

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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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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

American Samoa’s Solar+Storage Microgrid

February 16, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

A solar+storage microgrid in American Samoa provides clean, resilient and affordable power to the island's residents. In this webinar, guest speakers from EPA, Solar City, and the American Samoa Power Authority discussed the microgrid project.

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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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December 2016

McKnight Lane: A Rural Low-Income Resilient Solar+Storage Housing Project

December 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

This webinar presented the McKnight Lane Redevelopment Project, a clean, resilient, affordable housing community in rural Vermont. Guest speakers from VEIC, Sonnen and the Addison County Community Trust presented.

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November 2016

Improving Air Quality with Energy Storage: A New Deployment Strategy for Public Health and Environmental Equity

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

In this webinar hosted by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, energy experts from PSE Healthy Energy discussed the environmental and health benefits of displacing peaker plants with energy storage and demand response resources.

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October 2016

RMI Webinar: Community-Scale Solar and Community Storage — Learnings from the Field

October 27, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

In this webinar hosted by Rocky Mountain Institute, Clean Energy Group's Seth Mullendore discussed efforts in Vermont, California and Illinois to pair community-scale solar with energy storage.

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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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Resilient Power Retrofit: How a Minnesota Nature Center Became a Solar+Storage Community Shelter

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

In this webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, guest speakers from the University of Minnesota Duluth and the community nonprofit Ecolibrium3 shared details about the resilient power retrofit of an existing solar PV array at the Hartley Nature Center in Duluth, Minnesota.

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September 2016

Bringing the Benefits of Solar to Affordable Housing: The California Nonprofit Solar Stakeholders Coalition Plan (Part 2)

September 29, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

In this two-part webinar series hosted by Clean Energy Group's Resilient Power Project, members of the Nonprofit Solar Stakeholders Coalition presented details from the ground-breaking proposal they compiled to guide implementation of California’s new $1 billion dollar affordable housing solar program.

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Bringing the Benefits of Solar to Affordable Housing: The California Nonprofit Solar Stakeholders Coalition Plan (Part 1 of 2)

September 22, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

In this webinar, Part 1 in a two-part series hosted by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, members of the Nonprofit Solar Stakeholders Coalition presented details from the ground-breaking proposal they compiled to guide implementation of California’s new $1 billion dollar affordable housing solar program.

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Improving Energy Resiliency with Flow Batteries

September 15, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

In this webinar hosted by Clean Energy Group's Resilient Power Project, Adam Rauwerdink from Vionx Energy presented the Vanadium Redox Flow battery, and discussed the advantages of flow battery technology for dispatachable renewable power and efficient design of the transmission and distribution grid.

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The Economics of Resilient Solar+Storage for Critical Infrastructure

September 14, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

In this webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, guest speakers from NREL and CUNY presented the findings and detail the methodology used in their recent report, “Economic and Resiliency Impact of PV and Storage on New York Critical Infrastructure.”

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August 2016

Enhancing Community Resilience through Energy Efficiency

August 15, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

In this webinar, hosted by Clean Energy Group's Resilient Power Project, ACEEE's David Ribeiro gave an overview of efficiency as a resiliency measure and their new technical assistance offering. Clean Energy Group’s Seth Mullendore also discussed how efficiency can complement resilient solar+storage system design.

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Resilient Solar Retrofits: Adding Storage to Existing PV and Making New Installations Storage Ready

August 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group's Resilient Power Project, provided an overview of a new solar+storage resource, "Resilient PV Retrofit and Storage Ready Guidelines." Guest speakers from Sustainable CUNY and the NREL will walk through design and financial considerations, and example schematics.

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State of the U.S. Energy Storage Industry: Q1-Q2 2016

August 3, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

In this webinar hosted by Clean Energy Group's Resilient Power Project, 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 (2016-2021).

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July 2016

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Resiliency: Secure and Sustainable Energy for Commercial/Residential Buildings

July 28, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

In this webinar hosted by Clean Energy Group's Resilient Power Project, guest speakers from Doosan Fuel Cell and Becker + Becker discussed fuel cell technology that is being used to provide both electricity and thermal energy for space heating/cooling and water heating at multi-unit residential structures.

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June 2016

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Resiliency: Microgrids for Grid Power

June 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

In this webinar, presented by the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC) and Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, guest speakers from FuelCell Energy and A/Z Corporation provided an overview of key features associated with the use of fuel cells in microgrid applications and fuel cell technology currently being used to support microgrids.

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Reducing Electric Bills in California Multifamily Affordable Housing with Solar+Storage

June 15, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

In this webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group's Resilient Power Project, panelists from Clean Energy Group, California Housing Partnership, Center for Sustainable Energy, and Geli discuss the findings of their new report on solar+storage for California affordable multifamily housing.

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May 2016

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Resiliency: Hydrogen for Power-to-Gas Energy Storage

May 12, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Clean Energy Group and the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC) are hosting a webinar on the use of hydrogen as a Power-to-Gas energy storage medium. Guest speakers from McPhy Energy, ITM Power, and Electro Power Systems will present.

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April 2016

GreenHome Institute Webinar: Resilience for Free: How Solar+Storage Could Protect Multifamily Affordable Housing from Power Outages

April 27, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

GreenHome Institute hosted a webinar featuring Clean Energy Group Project Manager Seth Mullendore for a presentation on solar+storage solutions for resiliency applications in multifamily affordable housing.

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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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CEFAC Webinar: Understanding Financing For Energy Storage

April 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

The Clean Energy Financing Advisory Council - California (CEFAC) is hosting a forum to explore the financing market for advanced energy storage technologies. Clean Energy Group Senior Finance Director Rob Sanders will be presenting.

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March 2016

What are flow batteries and how can they improve resiliency, continuity and safety in urban installations?

March 24, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by Clean energy Group's Resilient Power Project, features experts from the flow battery company ViZn Energy Systems and energy management company Schneider Electric. Panelists discuss the basics of flow batteries and how these technologies are being economically deployed in high electricity usage applications including universities, hospitals, and manufacturing plants.

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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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Resilient San Francisco: How to Develop a Citywide Solar+Storage Disaster Plan

March 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

This webinar, hosted by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, features a presentation on efforts in San Francisco to develop solar+storage systems to provide resilient power during grid outages.

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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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Energy Storage in PJM: Wholesale Market Rules and Requirements

February 23, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

This webinar, hosted by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, features a presentation by Scott Baker of the PJM regional transmission organization on the rules and requirements for distributed energy storage to participate in the PJM wholesale energy markets.

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Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Resiliency: Financing Energy Resiliency

February 18, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

This webinar, presented by the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC) and Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, features guest speakers from the CT Green Bank and the NY Green Bank. Panelists discuss various finance programs that can facilitate the development of renewable energy systems, such as fuel cells.

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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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“How-To” Resources for Building Energy Resilient Communities

February 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Clean Energy Group hosted a webinar to provide an update on the Resilient Power Project and to introduce the project’s free resources, which include reports, webinars, newsletters, and several new web-based tools. Clean Energy Group's Seth Mullendore, Todd Olinsky-Paul and Rob Sanders presented.

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Financing Solar+Storage with Federal Tax Credits

February 3, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group's Resilient Power Project, features a presentation on ITC considerations for solar+storage projects. Panelists include Gary Hecimovich and Joel Meister from Deloitte Tax LLP.

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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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Sea Level Rise – A Grid Submerged

November 3, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, introduces new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists that finds that an extensive amount of critical electricity infrastructure in these regions is situated in flood-risk areas today, and that these areas will expand to encompass more infrastructure in the decades ahead. Panelists include report authors Steve Clemmer and Julie McNamara of the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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October 2015

Resilience for Free: How Solar+Storage Could Protect Multifamily Affordable Housing from Power Outages at Little or No Net Cost

October 29, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, introduces a new economic analysis which indicates that solar+storage systems could not only provide much needed reliable power for affordable housing projects, they are also economically viable. Panelists include report authors Seth Mullendore and Rob Sanders from Clean Energy Group and Henry Misas from Bright Power.

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Severe Weather and the Reliability of the US Electric Power Grid

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

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, features Peter Larsen, Research Scientist in the Electricity Markets and Policy Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, for a discussion of his recently published study examining U.S. electric power system reliability. The findings of the study suggest a correlation between severity of major weather events and an increase in duration of power outages, and explores the effectiveness of certain grid reliability efforts.

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Fuel Cells for Educational Facilities

October 8, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project and the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC), features a discussion on the technical and economic advantages of using fuel cell technologies to provide reliable, resilient power to educational facilities. Guest speakers include Kent McCord of Doosan Fuel Cells America, Kenneth Frisbie of Biofuels Energy LLC, and Erik Robie of the United Illuminating Company.

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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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Fuel Cells for Wastewater Treatment Plants

September 9, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project and the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC), features a discussion on how fuel cells can convert municipal waste challenges into clean energy solutions. Guest speakers include Ken Wicker of Fuel Cell Energy, Inc., Ernest Marquez of the City of Riverside, CA, and Jim Mullins of the Orange County Sanitation District.

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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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Load Defection: How Solar+Storage Will Change The World

August 20, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, features a discussion with Leia Guccione and Jesse Morris, authors of the Rocky Mountain Institute's new report, “The Economics of Load Defection.” This report describes what will the grid look like when many customers remain connected, but can increasingly self-supply a large portion of their electricity.

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July 2015

HUD Webinar: Building Resilient Energy Systems

July 30, 2015 @ 3:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) hosted a webinar on building resilient energy systems featuring guest speakers from Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project.

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Fuel Cells for Electric Supply and Grid Support

July 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project and the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC), features a discussion on 1) how fuel cells are being used to support the electric grid; 2) fuel cell characteristics including ease of siting and emissions reliability; 3) supporting microgrid applications; and 4) policies on both the state and federal level. Guest speakers include Andy Skok and George Berntsen of Fuel Cell Energy Inc., and Bud DeFlaviis of Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association.

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What States Should Do: A Guide to Resilient Power Programs and Policy

July 14, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, introduces Clean Energy Group's new report on state resilient power policy, and includes a discussion on resilient power efforts going forward in Massachusetts and Oregon. Panelists include Todd Olinsky-Paul of Clean Energy Group, Gerry Bingham of Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, Diane Broad of the Oregon Department of Energy, and Liza Nolan of the New Jersey Energy Resilience Bank.

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June 2015

Energy Storage for Demand Charge Management

June 24, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, introduces the concept of energy storage for demand charge management. Guest speakers include Steve Kelley from Green Charge Networks and Mark Johnson from Schneider Electric.

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May 2015

New Jersey’s Resilient Energy Storage Awards

May 22, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, features Scott Hunter from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities for a discussion on New Jersey’s $3 million Renewable Electric Storage Competitive Solicitation, which has announced awards to 13 solar+storage projects (one also uses a significant amount of wind generation) that will provide resilient power to critical facilities.

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Development Plans for the Northeastern States

May 4, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, highlights the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT)'s hydrogen and fuel cell roadmaps for Northeastern states. Guest speakers include Joel Rinebold of CCAT, Jennifer Gangi of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association, Kent McCord of Doosan Fuel Cell America, and Kevin Kinnaw of Toyota.

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April 2015

The Need for National Collaboration on Distributed Energy Storage

April 16, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Clean Energy Group hosted a webinar discussion on the need for national and international collaboration on distributed energy storage. Clean Energy Group President Lew Milford and Program Associate Seth Mullendore were joined by guest speaker Katherine Hamilton from the Energy Storage Association (ESA).

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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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Resilient Cities: Clean Energy to Power Critical Public and Private Facilities

April 2, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, features guest speakers from Baltimore and NYC for a discussion on their efforts to implement resilient power projects. Panelists include Lew Milford and Rob Sanders from Clean Energy Group, Kristin Baja from the City of Baltimore, and Laurie Reilly and Erica Helson from Sustainable CUNY.

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March 2015

Resilient Power in Schools, featuring Florida and New Jersey

March 31, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, features a discussion of two models for providing resilient power to schools serving as public shelters using solar+storage technology. Panelists include Susan Schleith of the University of Central Florida’s Solar Energy Center, John Leeds of the Florida Office of Energy, and Avital Szulc of A.F. Mensah.

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February 2015

APA Webinar: Using Solar Energy to Enhance Community Resilience

February 26, 2015 @ 3:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

The American Planning Association hosted a webinar about using solar to enhance community resilience. Clean Energy Group Senior Finance Director Rob Sanders was a guest speaker.

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January 2015

New Initiatives in Community Resilient Power

January 30, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group's Resilient Power Project, features Rob Sanders of Clean Energy Group, Jared Lang of National Housing Trust, and Tom Osdoba of Enterprise Community Partners for a discussion of the lessons learned in the early development of community resilient power projects in New York City, Washington DC and throughout the country.

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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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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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Energy Storage in FERC Territories

January 9, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group's Resilient Power Project, features Judith Judson of Customized Energy Solutions to provide updates on the changing rules and markets for ancillary services in various ISOs, RTOs, and other electricity service territories.

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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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HUD Webinar: Energy Investment for Disaster Resilience

December 8, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) hosted a webinar on how investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy can be included in disaster recovery activities to increase community resilience through distributed generation, backup storage, and other approaches. Clean Energy Group Senior Finance Director Rob Sanders was a panelist.

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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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November 2014

Financing Resilient Power

November 20, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, provides an overview of the challenges and strategies for financing clean, resilient power systems. Panelists include Rob Sanders of Clean Energy Group and Henry Misas of Bright Power.

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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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New Jersey’s Energy Resilience Bank

October 28, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, featured a discussion on New Jersey's recently created “Energy Resilience Bank (ERB).” ERB director Mitch Carpen and deputy director Thomas Walker presented information about the bank and the funding opportunities it will offer.

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An Introduction to Resilient Power

October 8, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, outlines the dangers that power outages can pose to low-income communities and vulnerable populations, the weaknesses of traditional backup power sources, and the opportunities for communities to create more power resilient critical facilities with clean and dependable energy technologies. Panelists include Lew Milford, Todd Olinsky-Paul and Rob Sanders from Clean Energy Group.

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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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July 2014

The Economics of Grid Defection

July 1, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project hosted authors of the Rocky Mountain Institute’s recent report, "The Economics of Grid Defection," which looks at areas of the U.S. where solar with battery storage is either currently or imminently at cost parity with grid-purchased electricity, and analyzes the likely impacts on utilities and customers. Panelists include Leia Guccione, Bodhi Rader and James Mandel of the Rocky Mountain Institute.

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June 2014

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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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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December 2013

Energy Storage: New Markets and Business Models

December 18, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

This webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, featured guest speakers Judith Judson from Customized Energy Solutions, Matthew Hamilton from Energy Surety Partners, and Tom Leyden from Solar Grid Storage. Panelists discussed new third-party battery storage business models that can reduce or eliminate first costs to renewable generators, while providing all the benefits of energy storage.

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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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September 2013

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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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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