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Webinar Series

The January-March 2017 webinar series covered many of the High Impact Action Items and related programs.  Other High Impact Action items may be covered at a session Regional Local Government Workshop.  Some High Impact Action items were covered at previous Regional Local Government Workshops (see below).  All High Impact Action Items are covered at an initial meeting with your county or municipality. 

If  you would like to schedule a meeting or discuss the current program please contact Rob Richardson at Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council at or 585-454-0190 x21.

​Additional Clean Energy Communities related webinars 

If you are interested in previous Clean Energy Communities related sessions that were held at the Regional Local Government Workshop please review the following presentations:

Fall 2016

Spring 2017

Fall 2017

Spring 2018

Fall 2018

Spring 2019

Previous Clean Energy Communities Program Webinars

Clean Energy Community Program Overview on Jul 19, 2017

Clean Energy Communities on Jan 23, 2017 10:00 AM EST    

The Clean Energy Communities Program (CECP) is a $16-million initiative to help local governments across the state reduce energy consumption and drive clean energy use in their communities. Local governments that complete four out of ten identified High Impact Actions will earn the CEC designation and access to grant funding to implement additional clean energy projects. G/FLRPC is acting as the CEC Coordinator for the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region. This               session will give an overview of the CEC Program and implications for local governments.  

Overview of the EPA Portfolio Manager Tool on Jan 24, 2017 11:00 AM EST                                                                                           

The Clean Energy Communities Program (CECP), requires the use of the EPA portfolio Manager Tool to complete two of the High Impact Actions (Benchmarking and Clean Energy Upgrades). This session will give an overview of the EPA Portfolio Manager tool.  

NYPA – Customer Solutions for a Clean Energy Future on Feb 07, 2017 10:00 AM EST ​      
NYPA offers a wide variety of energy efficiency project solutions to NYS customers. County, City, Town and Village governments have all utilized NYPA Program offerings to reduce utility bills, replace old mechanical equipment, upgrade streetlights, and much more. Let NYPA’s no money down, low interest  project financing and energy engineering expertise work for you. 

Presenter: Casey Mastro, Energy Manager - CNY, Customer Business Development

Energy Code Enforcement Training on Feb 13, 2017 10:00 AM EST    

This Clean Energy Communities high impact action item is an educational component of the Clean Energy Communities program provided by NYSERDA. This action item will bring an awareness to the community of the statutory requirements found in the New York State Energy Code and the documentation required to be provided to the municipality to demonstrate compliance with the Code. The webinar will cover the basics to complete this action item and the lessons learned after providing hundreds of Energy Code plan reviews and field inspections across the State.

Presenter: Wm. Scott Copp, Sr. Project Manager, TY Lin International 

​Community Choice Aggregation on Feb 15, 2017 10:00 AM EST     

Community Choice Aggregation, at its simplest, is an energy buying club for the residents and small businesses in a community. The Public Service Commission authorized municipalities to aggregate the energy demand of their constituents. It must be authorized by a local municipality. The webinar provides details on the process and benefits of implementing a CCA program. 

Presenters: Sue Hughes-Smith & Benjamin Frevert

Street Lighting for the 21st Century on Feb 15, 2017 2:00 PM EST    

LED technology has become a part of our everyday life such as TV screens, automotive lighting, fluorescent tube replacement and street lighting. Today, municipalities have the opportunity to consider LED street lighting options that may best suit their needs. The webinar will explore the basics of LED lighting and street lighting applications for the Upstate New York National Grid municipalities. 

Presenter: Paul Gister, CEM CM&VP, Manager Customer and Community Management, National Grid 

Energize NY Finance on Feb 16, 2017 10:00 AM EST at:

Energize NY PACE Finance is long-term, low-cost financing provided to owners of commercially-owned buildings within municipalities that are members of  Energy Improvement Corporation, a NY State non-profit local development corporation. The financing is available for a wide variety of building types to fund energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Municipal members fulfill the role of collecting an annual charge through the tax bill, similarly to the collection of a water or sidewalk improvement tax. Energize NY Finance is one of the ten Clean Energy Communities High Impact Action Items. 

Presenter: Joseph Del Sindaco

Unified Solar Permit on Feb 22, 2017 11:00 AM EST at:

This webinar will provide an overview of the NYS Unified Solar Permit to help streamline rooftop solar permitting in communities.

​Presenter: Derric Meister: NY-SUN PV Trainers Network

Clean Fleets/EV on Mar 7, 2017 10:00 AM EST

NYSERDA will discuss electric vehicle programs, information sources for them, and incentives available. Energetics Incorporated, a consulting firm, will share information on NYSERDA sponsored EV resources and initiatives they are doing in NYS and the Genesee Region. Developed resources include the Genesee Region EV Charging Station Plan, EV charging station site suitability tool, Planning and Policy Tool Guide, and Best Practices for EV charging station Site Owners. Current initiatives include the Rochester EV Community Project, Resources for Planning Board Members, EV charging station deployment, and Workplace Charging Outreach. 

Presenters: Patrick P. Bolton, NYSERDA and Bryan Roy, Energetics Incorporated

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