Upcoming Webinars and Events for CESA http://www.cleanenergyfunds.org/webinars/ Interactions between Wind Turbines and Wildlife http://www.cleanenergyfunds.org/webinars/interactions-between-wind-turbines-and-wildlife/?date=2017-03-01 <p>In this webinar, Taber Allison of the American Wind Wildlife Institute will describe the current state of knowledge of wind turbine interactions with wildlife and will explain the key issues that were discussed at the December 2016 national Wind Wildlife Research Meeting.<br><br>This webinar is a presentation of the Northeast Wind Resource Center (NWRC). The NWRC is supported in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's WINDExchange program, and is managed by Clean Energy Group, with participation from Sustainable Energy Advantage and the Maine Ocean &amp; Wind Industry Initiative. For more information, visit the NWRC website at <a href="http://www.northeastwindcenter.org" target="_blank">www.northeastwindcenter.org</a>.</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:26:22 -0500 http://www.cleanenergyfunds.org/webinars/interactions-between-wind-turbines-and-wildlife/?date=2017-03-01 Developing an Energy Storage Project: A Technical Perspective http://www.cleanenergyfunds.org/webinars/developing-an-energy-storage-project-a-technical-perspective/?date=2017-03-08 <p>As more energy storage projects are being implemented, it is important to discuss how to successfully construct a project that is safe, reliable and cost effective. In this webinar, Dan Borneo and Ben Schenkman from Sandia National Laboratories will present lessons learned from the portfolio of projects that Sandia is involved with. Panelists will discuss project initiation, application determination, power and energy requirements, design, and installation, as well as other aspects of a successful energy storage project such as commissioning, system testing, codes and standards, data acquisition, and operations. This presentation will be followed by a Q&amp;A with the audience. <br><br><strong>Presenters</strong>:</p> <ul><li>Dan Borneo, Sandia National Laboratories</li> <li>Ben Schenkman, Sandia National Laboratories</li> </ul><p><strong>Moderator</strong>: Todd Olinsky-Paul, Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA)<br><br>This webinar is a presentation of the <a href="http://cesa.org/projects/energy-storage-technology-advancement-partnership/" target="_blank">Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP)</a>. ESTAP is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity and Sandia National Laboratories, and is managed by CESA.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:39:48 -0500 http://www.cleanenergyfunds.org/webinars/developing-an-energy-storage-project-a-technical-perspective/?date=2017-03-08 Implementing Expanded RPSs in Illinois and Michigan http://www.cleanenergyfunds.org/webinars/implementing-expanded-rpss-in-illinois-and-michigan/?date=2017-03-10 <p>In late-2016, both Illinois and Michigan strengthened and extended their RPSs. In the case of Illinois, the state passed far-reaching energy legislation. It will lead to more clean energy generation by revising how alternative retail electricity suppliers comply with the RPS, and adding new procurements and programs administered by the Illinois Power Agency. It also creates a zero emission credit (ZEC) program that will help keep two nuclear plants in operation. The Michigan law extends the existing RPS, which reached its maximum 10 percent target in 2015, so that now utilities have to buy or generate at least 15 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2022. The law also expands eligible technologies to include geothermal, steam, wood biomass, and others. In addition, the state now has a nonbinding goal to try to meet 35 percent of the state’s electricity needs through energy efficiency and renewables by 2025.<br><br>In this webinar, Brian Granahan of the Illinois Power Agency and Katie Trachsel of the Michigan Public Service Commission will describe their states’ new laws and explain how the states are preparing for implementation.<br><br>This webinar is presented by CESA's RPS Collaborative. CESA Executive Director Warren Leon will host. </p> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:59:37 -0500 http://www.cleanenergyfunds.org/webinars/implementing-expanded-rpss-in-illinois-and-michigan/?date=2017-03-10 Comparing the Abilities of Energy Storage, PV, and Other Distributed Energy Resources to Provide Grid Services http://www.cleanenergyfunds.org/webinars/distributed-energy-for-grid-services/?date=2017-03-13 <p>The grid is undergoing a transformation leading to greater utilization of Distributed Energy Resources (DER). DER devices include batteries, PV, and even aggregated hot water heaters or building lighting systems. At the core of this transformation are the services that these DER can provide to the grid. Presently each device type is siloed into its market or program, and the same services can receive different compensation based on what device is providing it. To start to break down this market inefficiency, the Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium (GMLC) is leading an effort to solve the technical challenges to compare very different DER devices on their ability to supply each grid service.<br><br>In this webinar, guest speakers from GMLC will discuss the drivers behind this research, the technical problems that need solving, and their progress so far in the areas of battery and photovoltaic systems.<br><br><strong>Panelists:</strong></p> <ul><li>David Rosewater, Sandia National Laboratories</li> <li>Sudipta Chakraborty, National Renewable Energy Laboratory</li> </ul><p><strong>Moderator</strong>: Todd Olinsky-Paul, Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA)<br><br>This webinar is a presentation of the <a href="http://cesa.org/projects/energy-storage-technology-advancement-partnership/" target="_blank">Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP)</a>. ESTAP is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity and Sandia National Laboratories, and is managed by CESA.</p> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:27:16 -0500 http://www.cleanenergyfunds.org/webinars/distributed-energy-for-grid-services/?date=2017-03-13 Solar+Storage for Low- and Moderate-Income Communities http://www.cleanenergyfunds.org/webinars/solar-storage-for-lmi-communities/?date=2017-03-16 <p>CESA will conduct a webinar for states and municipalities on solar+storage for low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. The webinar will explain how solar+storage can benefit LMI residents and will describe a variety of policy tools for doing so, including grants, rebates, utility procurement standards, financing support, opening markets, and soft cost reductions. The webinar will be based on a forthcoming CESA guide on the subject authored by Todd Olinsky-Paul. The guide will be released in early March. <br><br>This webinar is a presentation of CESA's Sustainable Solar Education Project. </p> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:59:24 -0500 http://www.cleanenergyfunds.org/webinars/solar-storage-for-lmi-communities/?date=2017-03-16 Solar+Storage Industry Perspectives: JLM Energy http://www.cleanenergyfunds.org/webinars/solar-storage-industry-perspectives-jlm-energy/?date=2017-03-22 <p>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, we will be hearing from Ellen Howe and Ardes Johnson of <a href="https://jlmenergyinc.com/" target="_blank">JLM Energy</a>, an employee-owned energy technology company based in Northern California. JLM has created a fully-integrated solar+storage software platform and energy technology bundle that optimizes energy use and maximizes savings for customers, including a newly announced <a href="https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/jlm-energy-batteries-on-solar-modules-phazr-storage-product-enphase" target="_blank">MicroStorage product</a>. Their technology bundle includes solar, energy storage, monitoring devices, algorithms and load controllers that are all unified in a single software platform.<br><br>Join us as we learn about JLM’s experiences in the solar+storage market, new product offerings, and where they see opportunities for solar+storage today and in the future.<br><br><strong>Presenters:</strong></p> <ul><li>Ellen Howe, V.P. Marketing and Corporate Development, JLM Energy</li> <li>Ardes Johnson, V.P. of Strategic Initiatives, JLM Energy</li> </ul><p><strong>Moderator</strong>: Seth Mullendore, Project Director, Clean Energy Group<br><br>This webinar is a presentation of Clean Energy Group's Resilient Power Project. Learn more at <a href="http://www.resilient-power.org" target="_blank">www.resilient-power.org</a></p> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:22:07 -0500 http://www.cleanenergyfunds.org/webinars/solar-storage-industry-perspectives-jlm-energy/?date=2017-03-22 Low-Income Solar: Lessons Learned from Low-Income Energy Efficiency Programs http://www.cleanenergyfunds.org/webinars/low-income-solar-lessons-learned-from-energy-efficiency-programs/?date=2017-03-23 <p>As states seek to increase the adoption of solar among low-income households and communities, the history of low-income energy efficiency programs provides useful lessons. In this webinar, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher Ian Hoffman will discuss low-income energy efficiency, including how programs can be tailored to different segments of the low-income population. After considering the demographic composition of low-income populations, Ian will discuss different ways that energy efficiency has been delivered to different segments of the population, including those in multifamily vs. single-family housing, as well as what obstacles have been encountered and what new solutions are proposed.</p> <p><strong>Panelist</strong>: Ian Hoffman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory<br><strong>Moderator</strong>: Warren Leon, Clean Energy States Alliance</p> <p>The research presented in this webinar, and the webinar itself, are supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative. CESA is producing this webinar as part of the <a href="http://cesa.org/projects/sustainable-solar/" target="_blank">Sustainable Solar Education Project</a>.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:35:39 -0500 http://www.cleanenergyfunds.org/webinars/low-income-solar-lessons-learned-from-energy-efficiency-programs/?date=2017-03-23 Low-Income Solar: Using the Tools of Low-Income Energy Efficiency Financing http://www.cleanenergyfunds.org/webinars/financing-tools-for-low-income-solar/?date=2017-03-30 <p>As states seek to increase the adoption of solar among low-income households and communities, many states are considering employing financing tools that have been used for low-income energy efficiency. In this webinar, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher Greg Leventis will review low-income energy efficiency financing products and discuss how different financing products can address different barriers to low-income energy improvements.<br><br><strong>Guest Speaker</strong>: Greg Leventis, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory<br><strong>Moderator</strong>: Warren Leon, Clean Energy States Alliance<br><br>The research presented in this webinar, and the webinar itself, are supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative. The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) is producing this webinar as part of the Sustainable Solar Education Project.</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:53:18 -0500 http://www.cleanenergyfunds.org/webinars/financing-tools-for-low-income-solar/?date=2017-03-30 Tools for Building More Resilient Communities with Solar+Storage http://www.cleanenergyfunds.org/webinars/tools-for-building-more-resilient-communities-with-solar-storage/?date=2017-04-06 <p>Could your community benefit from clean, reliable power? In this webinar, Clean Energy Group will reintroduce the concept of building more resilient communities through the deployment of solar PV combined with battery storage (solar+storage). In addition to an overview of what resilient power is and the benefits that solar+storage can bring to a community, project director Seth Mullendore and senior finance director Rob Sanders will introduce Clean Energy Group’s new <a href="http://www.cleanegroup.org/ceg-projects/resilient-power-project/toolkits/" target="_blank">Resilient Power Toolkits</a>. These <a href="http://www.cleanegroup.org/ceg-projects/resilient-power-project/toolkits/community-services/" target="_blank">community services</a> and <a href="http://www.cleanegroup.org/ceg-projects/resilient-power-project/toolkits/affordable-housing/" target="_blank">affordable housing</a> toolkits are designed to make information on resilient power easily accessible for organizations interested increasing resiliency, reducing energy costs, and improving public health through clean energy technologies.</p> <p>This webinar is a presentation of Clean Energy Group's Resilient Power Project. Learn more at <a href="http://www.resilient-power.org" target="_blank">www.resilient-power.org</a>.</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:22:51 -0500 http://www.cleanenergyfunds.org/webinars/tools-for-building-more-resilient-communities-with-solar-storage/?date=2017-04-06