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December 2018

The Real Estate Industry and Selling Homes with Solar

December 11 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 Lon Huber will present.

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October 2018

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

October 25 @ 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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Evaluation of the Stringency and Design of RPSs

October 18 @ 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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Supporting Housing and Mobility with Resilient Power in Boulder

October 11 @ 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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September 2018

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

September 11 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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

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

July 25 @ 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 @ 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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Blockchain Technology for RECs, Tracking Systems, and Other Energy Market Applications

July 17 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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

Resilient Power in Practice: Lessons Learned from the Field

June 27 @ 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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The Future of Electrification and What It Means for Clean Energy

June 26 @ 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 @ 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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Cutting Demand Charges with Battery Storage

June 5 @ 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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May 2018

ISO-NE’s CASPR and State RPSs

May 23 @ 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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The Market Value of Offshore Wind on the U.S. East Coast

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

A new study by Berkeley Lab finds that the market value of offshore wind varies significantly along the U.S. East Coast, depending on the time-varying wind resource profile at a given site, as well as local pricing and market rules within the regional power market.

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Income Trends of Residential Solar Adopters

May 2 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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

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

March 29 @ 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 @ 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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The Status of State Grid Modernization Efforts

March 9 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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U.S. Job Creation in Offshore Wind

December 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

A new report quantifies the job impacts of offshore wind development off the U.S. Northeast from Maine to Maryland. In this webinar, report author Alun Roberts from BVG Associates discussed the study's methodology and detailed findings.

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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Forum: Everyone Knows It’s Windy – The State of Wind Energy

June 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Abromson Center, Hannaford Hall, USM, 88 Bedford Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States

The Northeast Wind Resource Center, in partnership with Clean Energy Group, E2Tech, and the Maine Ocean and Wind Industry Initiative, is hosting a forum to discuss onshore and offshore wind power on a national, regional, and state level.

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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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The Case for Building a U.S. Offshore Wind Vessel + Other Opportunities for the U.S. O&G Sector in Offshore Wind

June 6, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

In this webinar, Renewable Energy World chief editor Jennifer Runyon highlighted some of the new commercial opportunities for the O&G sector, including shipbuilding, substructures, and a strong national supply-chain and workforce. Brian Cheater from GustoMSC discussed the vessel study commissioned by the Northeast Multi-State Offshore Wind group.

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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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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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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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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

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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Interactions between Wind Turbines and Wildlife, Part 2

March 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Because there were many more questions than we were able to answer on our March 1st webinar, “Interactions between Wind Turbines and Wildlife,” we hosted a follow-up webinar to address additional questions from the audience. Taber Allison from the American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) presented.

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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 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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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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Interactions between Wind Turbines and Wildlife, Part 1

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

In this webinar, Taber Allison of the American Wind Wildlife Institute described the current state of knowledge of wind turbine interactions with wildlife and explained the key issues that were discussed at the December 2016 national Wind Wildlife Research Meeting.

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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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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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Federal Marine Spatial Planning: West Coast Update

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

In this webinar, panelists discussed the West Coast Regional Planning Body's efforts to prepare a marine spatial plan to guide offshore renewable energy development in the region.

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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

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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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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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 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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Northeast Ocean Planning and Offshore Wind

October 20, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This webinar, hosted by Clean Energy Group for the Northeast Wind Resource Center, highlights the Northeast Ocean Plan and Rhode Island's Ocean Special Area Management Plan and the public processes leading to comprehensive ocean management regulations that protect ocean resources and activities.

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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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Energizing Cleveland with Offshore Wind–An Update on the Icebreaker Project

May 4, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

This webinar, presented by the Northeast Wind Resource Center (NWRC), features a presentation on the Icebreaker project -- a demonstration-scale offshore wind project in Lake Erie. The 20 MW project is the first proposed fresh-water offshore wind project in the US.

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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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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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Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Resiliency: Fuel Cells for Telecom (Renewable H2)

March 17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Guest speakers from Altergy and T-Mobile discuss how fuel cells have become a significant part of their company’s mission to reduce environmental impact and dependence on fossil fuels while ensuring continuity of service for their customers.

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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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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

Maine’s Floating Offshore Wind Project Moving Forward

January 29, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

In this webinar, presented by Clean Energy Group for the Northeast Wind Resource Center (NWRC), guest speakers Habib Dagher and Jeff Thaler from the University of Maine's Advanced Structures and Composite Center will present an update on the Maine Aqua Ventus project, a 12MW floating offshore wind pilot farm.

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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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What Investors Want: How to Scale Up Demand for US Clean Energy and Green Bonds

January 14, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Clean Energy Group and Croatan Institute have released the first comprehensive study of U.S. institutional investors’ appetite for green bonds. In this webinar, guest speakers from Clean Energy Group and Croatan Institute will discuss their findings.

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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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Training a Domestic Skilled Workforce to Support the Development of a US Offshore Wind Industry

December 11, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

This webinar, presented by the Northeast Wind Resource Center (NWRC), features a discussion on the standards and skills needed to prepare US workers to meet the needs of the emerging offshore wind industry. Panelists include Earl Walker of Siemens Energy, and Megan Amsler of Self-Reliance Corporation/ North Atlantic Offshore Training and Development Center.

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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

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

Clean Energy Finance through the Bond Market

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

In this webinar, the Brookings Institution, Clean Energy Group and the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CFDA) discussed their newly released paper, “Clean Energy Finance through the Bond Market: A New Option for Progress.” Panelists included Lewis Milford of Clean Energy Group and the Brookings Institution; Mark Muro of the Brookings Institution; Toby Rittner of CDFA; Jeff Pitkin of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA); and Paul Toth of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority.

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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

Maine Offshore Wind Milestones

March 6, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

In this webinar, presented by CEG/CESA's Offshore Wind Accelerator Project (OWAP), guest speakers Jeff Thaler and Habib Dagher from the University of Maine provided an update on the milestones the University of Maine’s pilot-scale and demonstration offshore wind projects.

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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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December 2013

Offshore Wind – Lessons from Europe

December 19, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

This webinar, presented by CEG/CESA's Offshore Wind Accelerator Project (OWAP), provided an overview of Europe's offshore wind industry developments and important lessons that the U.S. can take from UK experiences. Guest speakers included Mike Hay of Xodus Group and Cathryn Hooper of Source Low Carbon.

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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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Why Offshore Wind in the Southeast?

December 11, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Clean Energy States Alliance and Clean Energy Group hosted a webinar on offshore wind in the Southeast for the Offshore Wind Accelerator Project (OWAP). The webinar presented a recap and highlights from the 2013 Southeastern Coastal Wind Conference in Charleston, SC.

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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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Making History with VolturnUS

July 11, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This webinar, presented by CEG/CESA's Offshore Wind Accelerator Project (OWAP), features guest speaker Dr. Habib Dagher, founding director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine. Dr. Dagher discussed VolturnUS platform prototype, its launch and progress to date, and how the project is supporting and growing the U.S. offshore wind industry through technological innovation.

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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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Understanding Regional Offshore Wind Supply Chain Opportunities

March 19, 2013 @ 11:00 pm EDT

The Offshore Wind Accelerator Project (OWAP) and the Global Wind Network (GLWN) hosted this webinar to outline the DOE/GLWN Offshore Supply Chain project and explain how coastal regions can participate in the development and implementation of this emerging energy industry. Guest speakers were Patrick Fullenkamp and Dee Holody of GWN.

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Learning Investment in Offshore Wind: An Economic Analysis

March 11, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

The Offshore Wind Accelerator Project (OWAP) hosted a webinar to discuss on the major findings from a new report by the Brattle Group. The analysis finds that, based on reasonable assumptions of technology learning rates, offshore wind energy can reach grid parity with fossil fuel generation before 2030.

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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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Right Whales and Offshore Wind – A Case Study for Collaboration

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

The Offshore Wind Accelerator Project (OWAP) and the National Wildlife Federation hosted a webinar to examine the scientific underpinnings of North Atlantic right whale conservation; identify how this challenge might impact offshore wind development; and describe the details and impact of recently agreed-upon conservation measures that present a solution.

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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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