Webinars CESC

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We have offered dozens of training webinars on priority clean energy policy topics that policymakers in countries around the world can adapt for their own use. Many expert panelists and thousands of policymakers and others have participated in these unique training opportunities. Please consider joining us for one of our upcoming webinars. Or, browse the recorded webinars listed below.

Energy Access

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency for Energy Access: Latest Trends and Innovations

A webinar focused on the latest trends and innovations in appliance efficiency and their role in increasing access to clean, reliable and low-cost energy.

24 April 2018

Energy Efficiency

Monitoring Energy Transition

A presentation of the Enerdata Transition Monitoring (EnerTraM) tool

7 March 2018

Energy Access

Mobilizing Commercial Finance to Achieve Universal Energy Access Across sub-Saharan Africa

A discussion of the gap between available capital and the amount of financing required to scale up businesses in the off-grid energy industry in Africa—and potential solutions.

13 February 2018

Energy Access

Renewable Energy

Solar Power

Exploring Opportunities for PAYG Solar as a Driver of Financial Inclusion

A webinar highlighting the opportunities for Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) solar to be a driver of mobile money adoption and introduce a new tool to guide rapid market assessments.

26 September 2017

Renewable Energy

Boston Community Energy Study

An exploration of the resilience provided by microgrids in the face of potential threats, including severe weather events and terrorism, with a focus on the Boston Community Energy Study.

14 September 2017

Energy Access

Leveraging Open Data and Analytics toward Universal Access: New Open Source Tool Supports Better Electrification Planning

An introduction to the Electrification Pathways application, a new tool that considers a variety of publicly available data to determine the least-cost options for bringing electricity to areas as small as one square kilometer.

20 July 2017

Renewable Energy

2017 CEM Energy Management Leadership Awards

Presentations on how to participate in the 2017 CEM Energy Management Leadership Awards.

10 January 2017 to 12 January 2017

Renewable Energy

Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation in India

An introduction to the Mission Innovation initiative followed by a review of the key policies and programs aimed at accelerating clean energy innovation in India, including innovative models of government-industry collaboration in transitioning new technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace.

14 September 2016


Introduction to RETScreen Clean Energy Management Software

An introduction to the powerful capabilities of the RETScreen Clean Energy Management Software.

12 January 2016

Renewable Energy

Assessing Wind Energy Potential with the New Global Wind Atlas

A demonstration of the newly released Global Wind Atlas—a data set and suite of tools available via the IRENA Global Atlas platform that provides very high-resolution worldwide wind data for the first time.

3 November 2015

Renewable Energy

REN21 Renewables 2015 Global Status Report: Heating and Cooling

Covering the launch of REN21’s flagship report, the Renewables Global Status Report for 2015, with a focus on heating and cooling.

21 October 2015

Grid Integration

Renewable Energy

How Distribution Grids Can Integrate More Renewable Energy: Lessons Learned from the GRID4EU Project

A review of original approaches taken by—and lessons learned from—GRID4EU, a European project on integrating renewable energy

29 September 2015

Renewable Energy

Operating High Variable, Renewable Generation Power Systems: Lessons Learned from Ireland and Northern Ireland

Training on lessons learned from Ireland and Northern Ireland on operating power systems with high levels of variable renewable generation.

16 September 2015

Renewable Energy

REN21 Global Status Report Launch: Domination of Renewables

A webinar-based training for the launch of REN21’s flagship report, the Renewables 2015 Global Status Report.

18 June 2015

Energy Efficiency

Implementing Building Energy Codes: Status of Building Energy Code Development and Implementation Globally and in China, France and the United States

A presentation of the status and key areas for international collaboration in building energy code implementation and compliance, and the experience of code implementation in China, France and the United States.

22 January 2015


Green Banks


Clean Energy in Two U.S. States (California Energy Storage Alliance)

Highlights of programs in California and Connecticut that won CESA’s 2014 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards.

16 January 2015

Energy Efficiency

Renewable Energy

Large-scale Energy Efficiency in Indian Buildings: The Impact and Role of the Energy Conservation Building Code

Scientists and building energy professionals discuss ongoing efforts to roll out the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) in Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh, as well as results of a pilot building on the Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur campus.

2 December 2014

Energy Efficiency

Renewable Energy

Acceso a la Energía en Perú (Spanish-Language Webinar)

An exploration—in Spanish—of residual energy access issues in Peru in the run up to the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties that will be held in Peru, December 2014

19 November 2014