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Events Calendar

Apr
10
Fri
COVID-19 Solar Industry Impact Webinar Series
Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join SEIA staff experts every Friday for an update on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the U.S. solar industry, updates on federal and state legislation, and how to navigate these complex developments.

While we are still grappling with the impact of this crisis, early estimates suggest that our industry could see significant losses this year and that some sectors could see as much as a 50% reduction in jobs. Across the country, states have begun issuing “Shelter in Place” or “Stay at Home” orders, directing residents to stay in their homes to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect public health. SEIA is compiling information about these developments and how they impact solar businesses and will provide updates and guidance throughout the webinar series.

This webinar will feature approximately 40 minutes of content from our staff experts, followed by a Q&A with webinar attendees. Series registrants will receive weekly recap emails on covered content on Tuesdays.

If you have a specific topic that you would like covered in the next segment of this webinar series, please email Julia Baker at jbaker@seia.org.

This week’s topics:

State and Federal updates
Survey results
Guidance on furloughs and layoffs
Cost
Free for SEIA Members/$395 for Non-Members*

* One-time registration and payment for access to the entire series (please keep your confirmation email and unique access link). This series is expected to run through May 15th.

Speakers
Abby Hopper, President & CEO
John Smirnow, General Counsel & VP of Market Strategy
Erin Duncan, VP of Congressional Affairs
Jeremy Woodrum, Director of Congressional Affairs
Shaun Garrison, Director of Congressional Affairs
Sean Gallagher, VP of State Affairs
Dan Whitten, VP of Public Affairs
Justin Baca, VP for Market Research
Katherine Gensler, VP of Regulatory Affairs

Apr
15
Wed
Recent RPS Studies: Maine and Maryland
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This webinar will describe two recent studies that examined the renewable portfolio standards (RPSs) in Maine and Maryland. Authors of the studies will present their key findings and discuss the implications.

Expanding Maine’s Renewable Portfolio Standard: Creating Economic and Environmental Benefits for Maine was produced for the Maine Renewable Energy Association by Synapse Energy Economics and Sustainable Energy Advantage. This May 2019 report assessed the potential costs and benefits of expanding Maine’s Class I RPS to 50 percent by 2030. The analysis takes into account RPS policies throughout New England, and the impact of regional market dynamics on RPS policy in Maine.

The Final Report Concerning the Maryland Renewable Portfolio Standard was produced as a result of legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources contracted with Exeter Associates to prepare the study. It assesses the performance of the Maryland RPS in terms of the amount of capacity supported, the reduction in air emissions, current and projected rate impacts, and economic development.
After presentations about the two studies, there will be opportunity for audience questions.

Presenters:

Jason Gifford, Senior Director, Sustainable Energy Advantage
Patrick Knight, Principal Associate, Synapse Energy Economics
Rebecca Widiss, Senior Analyst, Exeter Associates
Matthew Hoyt, Senior Analyst, Exeter Associates
Warren Leon, Executive Director, CESA (moderator)
This webinar is presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA).

Apr
17
Fri
COVID-19 Solar Industry Impact Webinar Series
Apr 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join SEIA staff experts every Friday for an update on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the U.S. solar industry, updates on federal and state legislation, and how to navigate these complex developments.

While we are still grappling with the impact of this crisis, early estimates suggest that our industry could see significant losses this year and that some sectors could see as much as a 50% reduction in jobs. Across the country, states have begun issuing “Shelter in Place” or “Stay at Home” orders, directing residents to stay in their homes to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect public health. SEIA is compiling information about these developments and how they impact solar businesses and will provide updates and guidance throughout the webinar series.

This webinar will feature approximately 40 minutes of content from our staff experts, followed by a Q&A with webinar attendees. Series registrants will receive weekly recap emails on covered content on Tuesdays.

If you have a specific topic that you would like covered in the next segment of this webinar series, please email Julia Baker at jbaker@seia.org.

This week’s topics:

State and Federal updates
Survey results
Guidance on furloughs and layoffs
Cost
Free for SEIA Members/$395 for Non-Members*

* One-time registration and payment for access to the entire series (please keep your confirmation email and unique access link). This series is expected to run through May 15th.

Speakers
Abby Hopper, President & CEO
John Smirnow, General Counsel & VP of Market Strategy
Erin Duncan, VP of Congressional Affairs
Jeremy Woodrum, Director of Congressional Affairs
Shaun Garrison, Director of Congressional Affairs
Sean Gallagher, VP of State Affairs
Dan Whitten, VP of Public Affairs
Justin Baca, VP for Market Research
Katherine Gensler, VP of Regulatory Affairs

May
11
Mon
100% Clean Energy States and the 100% Clean Energy Collaborative
May 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) webinar will provide an overview of the goals and activities that 14 states plus the District of Columbia have undertaken to achieve 100% clean electricity. David Hochschild of the California Energy Commission will discuss California’s 100% clean energy goal, how other states could benefit by adopting a similar goal, and what steps California has been taking towards achieving this goal. Alicia Barton of the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) will discuss the New York perspective on its 100% clean energy goal and describe the steps it has taken to implement it. Warren Leon of CESA will discuss other states’ clean energy goals and will describe the purpose of CESA’s new multi-state initiative, the 100% Clean Energy Collaborative. He will highlight activities the Collaborative will be undertaking in the coming months to support states’ 100% Clean Energy efforts. There will be opportunity for audience questions after the presentations.

Presenters

David Hochschild, Chair of the California Energy Commission
Alicia Barton, President and CEO, NYSERDA
Warren Leon, Executive Director, CESA

May
15
Fri
Decarbonizing Electricity: The Critical Role of Firm Low-Carbon Resources @ CXlean Energy States Alliance
May 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Wind, solar, and batteries will be star players in a 100% carbon-free electricity sector. But reaching zero emissions cost-effectively requires completing the low-carbon team with one or more “firm” low-carbon resources. This webinar will summarize research on deep decarbonization of the electricity sector and the portfolio of solutions needed to reach this key goal at an affordable cost. At the conclusion of a presentation by Jesse Jenkins of Princeton University, there will be opportunity for audience questions.

Presenter

Jesse Jenkins, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Andlinger Center for Energy & Environment, Princeton University