AEE Webinar Archive

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View the recorded webinarCybersecurity in a Distributed Energy Future: Protecting an Evolving Grid from Digital Attack

With documented attempts to hack into the nation’s electric power system, cybersecurity has become a top priority of utilities and grid operators across the country. But is a distributed grid more vulnerable to cyberattack? Our panel of experts — all contributors to the AEE Institute white paper on cybersecurity —  discuss ways to make an increasingly complex, interactive, and distributed electricity system more resilient against cyber threats. 


View the recorded webinarHow Service-Based Alternatives to Capital Investments Can Benefit Consumers and Utilities 

Throughout the economy, companies are finding efficiencies and operational benefits through services provided by third parties instead of physical assets they own and manage. However, under prevailing cost-of-service regulation, electric utilities may be discouraged from using such services, since they do not generate profits the way that investments in capital assets do. 

In this webinar, regulatory mechanisms for encouraging utilities to pursue service-based solutions for distributed energy resources and cloud computing without reducing value to shareholders are presented and discussed, drawing on the AEE Institute's new report, Utility Earnings in a Service-Oriented World.

powersuite-main-gcIdentify and Manage Energy Policy Risks with AEE PowerSuite 

Staying on top of energy policy developments is hard. There are hundreds of legislative and regulatory agencies across the county, making it nearly impossible to keep track of bills and dockets that could make or break your organization. 

In this webinar we highlight key legislative and regulatory trends from across the country and show you how easy it is to stay on top of energy policy issues you and your team are tracking by using the PowerSuite tool

Watch the 2017 Year in Review webinarYEAR IN REVIEW: 2017 — The Year That Was in Advanced Energy 

It’s been an eventful year in energy policy, with a change in federal administration and major developments in state legislation and regulation – and much at stake for advanced energy companies.

In this annual year-end webinar, AEE’s VP of Communications Robert Keough moderates a virtual panel of AEE policy experts to review the issues AEE and its member companies have been involved during 2017, what the outcomes were, and what’s in store for 2018.


View the recorded webinarWild West: Policy Action in California and Nevada, This Year and Next

There has been a lot of policy action in the west this year, especially in California and Nevada. 

In this webinar, AEE's state policy team and in-state lobbyists will recap the legislative breakthroughs of 2017, and what remains to be done in 2018. Topics include cap and trade, transportation electrification, RPS, energy efficiency, energy storage, and CAISO regionalization.

View the recorded webinarCorporate Renewable Energy Procurement: Does it Help or Hurt Everyone Else?

Corporate renewable energy is a growing trend—but is it also a growing threat for other customers, or is there room for everyone to benefit? This webinar hosted by AEE will feature three perspectives on how utility renewable energy offerings can work for both participating corporate customers and nonparticipating ratepayers. 

World Resources Institute will provide an overview of the latest trends and developments in utility renewable energy tariffs ("green tariffs") across the country, and AEE Institute will present the findings of a recent paper focused on how to design these programs such that nonparticipants are not adversely impacted. Washington utilities commissioner Ann Rendahl will discuss recent decisions in approving Puget Sound Energy’s Green Direct tariff (allowing large-scale energy customers to subscribe to a slice of a utility-scale renewable energy project) and a special contract with Microsoft (allowing the company to directly purchase energy to power its Redmond, WA campus).

View this webinarGetting Out In Front: Distribution System Planning For A Modern Grid

Rapid improvements in advanced energy technologies, increased customer adoption of distributed energy resources (DER), and changing public policy goals are driving change in how the electricity grid is managed, and creating new market opportunities.

This webinar will get you up to speed on the latest advancements in distribution system planning, and help you plan for the grid of the future.

View this webinarTracking public utility dockets across the country is hard. PowerSuite makes it easy!

Public utility commissions regulate over $100 billion in energy investments each year. It pays to know the who, what, when, where, and why of state energy policy. The problem is there are 50 different PUC websites, making it nearly impossible to identify and manage energy policy.

This webinar is a demonstration of how easy it is to stay on top of public utility dockets across the country with PowerSuite

View the recorded webinarElectricity Markets, Reliability and the Evolving U.S. Power System

Analysis Group's Susan Tierney and Paul Hibbard presented findings from their report on market forces driving our changing electric power system, commissioned by AEE and AWEA and submitted to DOE to inform the Department's upcoming review of grid issues.

View this webinarPURPA’s Future in the Balance:
Will pending changes from Congress or FERC block this path for renewable energy development?

AEE's Arvin Ganesan and Davis Wright Tremaine's Glenn Benson provide an overview of the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), a 1970s-era law that drives procurement of certain types of advanced energy generation. Congress along with FERC are considering changes to this law and related regulations that could positively or adversely affect development of such generation projects.

This webinar will help you better understand what PURPA is, how it's implemented and what some of the contemplated and potential changes to the law may be.

View this webinarInnovations in Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement

At the state level, AEE is focused on expanding corporate access to advanced energy to make it easier for companies to control their energy costs and meet corporate sustainability goals. Working with both purchasers and developers, AEE is focused on removing barriers and creating new purchasing pathways for companies both large and small.

In this webinar, Microsoft and A Better City share their insight on new solutions for aggregating smaller buyers, innovations in project financing, and more.

View the webinarMomentum Shift: Creating Markets for Advanced Energy at the State Level

Whatever might be happening at the federal level, states are taking the lead in creating markets for advanced energy. AEE's State Policy Program seeks to maintain this momentum by working with our coalition of State and Regional Partners and our business members to promote advanced energy legislation in statehouses around the nation. In this webinar you will hear from policy experts who have intimate knowledge of the latest legislative developments in California, Nevada, Texas, and Virginia.

View this webinarState of Advanced Energy:
Markets, Trends, Jobs

This webinar presents highlights from the fifth edition of AEE's annual report of market size, by revenue, of the advanced energy industry, worldwide and in the United States, as well as the latest numbers of advanced energy jobs from the second national survey of energy employment by the Dept. of Energy. 

Also, learn about emerging trends in advanced energy markets and hear the perspectives of company executives. 

View this webinar about SaaS and electric utilitiesWhen Services Look Like Capital Investments:
Leveling the Playing Field for Technology in Utility Procurement

This webinar takes a closer look at the use of cloud computing in utility operations. Our experts discuss different steps regulators may take to remove regulatory barriers to service contracts in order to level the playing field for all technologies, regardless of their delivery model. We will provide background on the issue, review specific case studies, cover recent regulatory developments, and answer questions from participants. 

Watch this PowerSuite WebinarSharpen Your Legislative Strategy with PowerSuite

Wouldn't it be great if you could identify advanced energy bills the moment they are introduced with a forecast of its likelihood of being enacted AND see the advanced energy bills that are trending across the country? PowerSuite makes that easy!

PowerSuite is the only state and federal legislation tool solely focused on advanced energy legislation.

During this webinar you’ll see a demo of PowerSuite and learn how to sharpen your legislative strategy.

12-15-16-eoy-webinar.pngAdvanced Energy Year in Review: What happened in 2016 – and what to expect in 2017

In this webinar, you will hear about the most important policy developments impacting the advanced energy industry in 2016, as well as possible policy battles and breakthroughs coming in 2017.

Robert Keough, AEE’s VP of Communications, leads a virtual panel of AEE policy experts on key developments at the state and federal level, before and after November's election. Plus: a preview of the Advanced Energy Now 2017 Market Report.

Watch the webinarTop 10 Utility Commission Issues of 2016

AEE works closely with utility commissioners, their staff and others to help them navigate rapid advancements in advanced energy technologies, the benefits that they bring, and the ways in which these technologies are fundamentally reshaping the electric system.

This webinar examines the top 10 issues facing utility commissions in 2016.

Clean Power Plan WebinarUse of ‘Third-Party Entities’ for State and Federal Implementation of the Clean Power Plan: Issues and Options

This webinar focuses on the concepts described in a new paper, Use of “Third-Party Entities” for State and Federal Implementation of the Clean Power Plan: Issues and Options, written by attorneys at the law firm Van Ness Feldman. The paper outlines ways state regulators and EPA can outsource some CPP implementation functions in order to leverage existing expertise while reducing administrative burden and cost.

ferc-webinar-9-28-16.pngA FERC challenge: Opening up electricity markets to advanced energy technologies

In 2015, the U.S. advanced energy industry grew to $200 billion, up 29% since 2011. This is a result of ever-improving economics and performance. As we define it, advanced energy includes renewables, demand response, energy storage, building efficiency, advanced controls and metering, and a variety of grid technologies.

Unfortunately, there are policy barriers that stand in the way of advanced energy becoming the nation’s dominant source of electric power. This webinar takes a look at the rules of wholesale electricity markets that prevent advanced energy technologies from competing on cost and performance.

Webinar - how do electric utilities make moneyHow Do Electric Utilities Make Money? The times they are a-changin’.

In this webinar we will take a look at utility business models and explore the fact that one size does not fit all.

DER WebinarThe Inside Scoop:
Alignment in NY on DER Compensation Between Several Solar Companies and Joint Utilities

This webinar discusses two recent New York Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) filings on the value of Distributed Energy Resources (DER). One focuses on the alignment achieved between several solar companies and New York utilities (the Solar Progress Partnership) on the Successor to Net Energy Metering, and the other provides an overview of AEE Institutes’ value of DER filing. We will also provide highlights about AEE Institute’s recent filing on DER in California.

us-map-leg-webinar.pngPortfolio Standards, Storage, Transportation & More:
The Latest Developments in Energy Legislation from CA, FL, OH, & MD

States are far ahead of the federal government in creating markets for advanced energy. AEE's State Policy Program seeks to maintain this momentum by working with our coalition of State and Regional Partners and our business members to promote advanced energy legislation in statehouses around the nation. During this webinar you will hear from policy experts who have intimate knowledge of the latest legislative developments in the following states.

AEN 2016 Market Report WebinarState of Advanced Energy: Revenue, Technology, and Jobs

This webinar will presents highlights from the fourth edition of AEE's annual report of market size, by revenue, of the advanced energy industry, worldwide and in the United States.

In this webinar you will hear the perspectives of some of our member companies in the advanced energy industry, and also hear about advanced energy jobs from the first national survey of energy employment.

1-27-10-webinar-gc.pngWhat does it (Really) Take to Modernize the Grid

This webinar addresses organizing principles for the grid of the future as well as practical issues such as the role of competitive vs. regulated markets, rate design and customer engagement.

Advanced Energy in the United StatesAdvanced Energy Year in Review: Everything you need to know about advanced energy policy in 2015

In this webinar, you can catch up on the most important advanced energy happenings of 2015, and hear some predictions about what to expect in 2016.

Corporate Renewables GoalsCorporate Renewables Goals: Procurement Options & Policy Barriers

Has your company made a commitment to use renewable energy?  This webinar covers several transaction structures to take corporate buyers "beyond RECs", and looks at the role state policy plays in creating opportunities for — or barriers to — unleashing significant additional market demand for renewables.

California Legislative Session2015 CA Legislative Session Wrap-up: Impacts and implications for the advanced energy industry

In this webinar our team of Capitol insiders discuss what took place during the 2015 legislative session and what it means for advanced energy in California.

Topics include:
  • Allocation of Cap & Trade Revenues
  • Senate Climate package: SB 32 and SB 350 and related Assembly-authored bills

Learn more about integrating renewables into the gridEPA's Clean Power Plan: How are grids integrating ever increasing levels of renewable energy?

Earlier this year, the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) issued an “initial reliability review” in which it identified elements of EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) that could lead to reliability concerns. One of the issues identified by NERC was the challenge of integrating variable renewable resources, such as wind and solar, into the power system at the levels contemplated by the CPP. When one examines the data, it is clear that some geographic areas are already successfully managing the levels of renewable energy discussed in the context of the CPP.

This webinar explores how some grid operators are already managing the levels of renewable capacity considered in the CPP, and how they are preparing to manage significantly larger amounts in the future.

Learn more about Microsoft and Walmart's access to renewable energy effortsNot Taking 'No' For An Answer: How Microsoft and Walmart Overcame Barriers and Got the Renewable Energy They Wanted

An increasing number of large electricity customers want to use direct purchases of renewable energy to meet their sustainability goals. This creates a significant new market opportunity for renewable energy companies, but in many states these willing buyers and sellers encounter barriers to transacting.

This webinar profiles the experiences of Microsoft and Walmart, two companies that have successfully procured renewable energy for their operations.

An overview of the current size and trends of cleantech in the United StatesAdvanced Energy Now 2015 Market Report Overview

This webinar will present highlights from the third edition of AEE's annual tracking of growth in the U.S. and global markets for advanced energy products and services. 

The AEN 2015 Market Report is the most comprehensive assessment of advanced energy revenue and market trends ever conducted. In this webinar you will learn about key findings in the market report and hear the perspectives of some of our member companies in the advanced energy industry.

A look at EPA's Clean Power Plan and reliabilityDoes EPA's Clean Power Plan Threaten Reliability?

The North American Electricity Reliability Corporation (NERC) issued a report in November that raised questions about the potential impact of EPA's Clean Power Plan (CPP) on the reliability of the electric system. In this technical review of the NERC report commissioned by the Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEEI), the Brattle Group explores the technology, operational, and market options that will allow states and power system operators to meet CPP requirements without compromising reliability.

This webinar is for anyone interested in learning how advanced energy technologies can be utilized by grid operators to safeguard reliability as states modernize their electric power systems under the Clean Power Plan.

An interview with former FERC Chairman Jon WellinghoffOrder 745 and the Future of Demand Response: An Interview with Former FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff

Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) closely tracks regulatory issues that impact energy innovation and the future of the nation’s electric grid. The court proceedings surrounding Order 745 and jurisdiction over demand response (DR) has thrown into question how DR will be managed going forward. This webinar features an in-depth interview with Jon Wellinghoff on the future of this critical resource.

Jon Wellinghoff served as the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) from 2009 to 2013. He has been highly influential in removing the barriers to integration of renewable energy into the electric grid, and has demonstrated strong and consistent leadership on smart grid issues.

Benefit‐Cost Analysis for Distributed Energy ResourcesChanges Sweeping Through the Electricity Sector: Moving toward a 21st Century Electricity System

This webinar was hosted by Advanced Energy Economy Institute, conEdison, Gridco Systems and Synapse Energy Economics. It covers the following 21st Century Electricity System topics:

  • Update on the 21st Century Electricity System conversations taking place across the U.S.
  • The regulatory and technological changes being proposed in NY to achieve the longer-term utility vision.
  • What is the opportunity if we get the business model right and why should we care?
  • A utility perspective on key issues such as performance based regulation, DER ownership, and customer data access. What does it take to get the business model right?
  • A new approach to value and monetization of benefits for distributed energy resources.


Benefit‐Cost Analysis for Distributed Energy ResourcesBenefit‐Cost Analysis for Distributed Energy Resources

In this webinar we will discuss the findings of the report, Benefit‐Cost Analysis for Distributed Energy Resources (DER).

Tim Woolf, a VP from Synapse Energy Economics, will be presenting the results of this work that was supported by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Energy Foundation.

View the webinarCracking the Code: Unlocking the Potential for Commercial Scale Energy Efficiency

In this webinar, Retroficiency discuss the following topics:

  • The role of analytics in enabling program delivery
  • Availability of data and data privacy
  • Program policies and strategies to encourage deeper energy efficiency and adoption rates

View the webinarCapturing Market Opportunity from EPA's Carbon Regulation.

EPA has released a proposed carbon emissions standard for the electric power sector. In this webinar, we will explain why this regulation could represent one of the largest single market opportunity drivers for advanced energy in the coming decade, and how the industry can leverage EPA's carbon regulation.

This webinar includes AEE Leadership Council Member, Opower's opinion on this important market opportunity. 

Net Energy Metering: Update on Key Distributed Generation PolicyNet Energy Metering: Update on Key Distributed Generation Policy

Advanced Energy Economy Business Council Member, SolarCity - a company that provides clean energy, and makes solar energy easy by taking care of everything from design and permitting to monitoring and maintenance - hosted this webinar. Topics include: recent state policy developments expanding or restricting net metering, the impact of rate design and the costs and benefits of net metering.

Policies to Accelerate Grid ModernizationPolicies to Accelerate Grid Modernization

Advanced Energy Economy Business Council Member, Silver Spring Networks — a company that delivers the open, standards-based networking platform, software and services used by major utilities and cities worldwide to support multiple smart grid and smart city applications and services on a single, unified network — hosted this webinar to discuss the key topics that are instrumental to accelerating grid modernization.

Policies for Advancing Plug-in Car Technology

Advanced Energy Now 2014 Market Report

The AEN 2014 Market Report, prepared by Navigant Research, has the most comprehensive revenue data and trend analysis on the $169 billion U.S. and $1.1 trillion global advanced energy market ever assembled. The U.S. market has been growing at four times the general economy, and the global market has been growing at twice the world economy. 

This webinar is an overview of highlights from the full AEN 2014 Market Report

Policies for Advancing Plug-in Car Technology

Policies for Advancing Plug-in Car Technology

Advanced Energy Economy Business Council Member, Recargo — a software and services company that provides tools and guidance to drivers and industry to support the adoption and growth of plug-in car technology — hosted this webinar to discuss the following key policy issues that they felt were paramount to the success of the EV market.