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How do we solve the utility identity crisis? SEPA pushes for ideas

How do we solve the utility identity crisis? SEPA pushes for ideas

July 31, 2017 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

Disruption within the electric power sector has led to a changing, and sometimes unclear, role for U.S. utilities — uncertainty that has resulted in delayed investment in critical infrastructure for a 21st century grid and, sometimes, an unnecessary rift between utilities and renewable energy industries. So, instead of mapping outRead More

SEPA and SGIP to combine forces to better focus on DERs, grid modernization

SEPA and SGIP to combine forces to better focus on DERs, grid modernization

January 31, 2017 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

Julia Hamm, CEO and President of the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), and Sharon Allan, CEO and President of SGIP, will kick off DistribuTECH 2017 in San Diego with an announcement of the intent to merge the two organizations under the SEPA brand and organizational umbrella. The Smart Electric PowerRead More

SEPA trying to develop new metric to measure distributed energy resources

SEPA trying to develop new metric to measure distributed energy resources

September 8, 2016 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

Locational value, the potential to defer traditional “wires” investments, is a key value proposition for distributed energy resources (DERs), such as battery storage, distributed solar, energy efficiency and demand response. With the push to incorporate DERs into distribution planning, a common metric or approach is needed for assessing potential capacityRead More

Three takeaways from SEPA’s community solar report

Three takeaways from SEPA’s community solar report

August 16, 2016 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

Community solar projects could give millions of U.S. households access to clean energy, according to a new report from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and Shelton Group. The potential market for these projects — which allow consumers to buy a portion of the power from a single, larger solarRead More

Highlights from SEPA’s 2015 Solar Market Snapshot (residential rooftop up 50%)

Highlights from SEPA’s 2015 Solar Market Snapshot (residential rooftop up 50%)

July 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm Comments are Disabled

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) announces the release of its 2015 Solar Market Snapshot, which tracks key trends and market insights in the U.S. market for solar and other distributed energy resources. Based on SEPA’s annual Solar Market Survey of hundreds of utilities across the country, the report providesRead More

SEPA: Top 10 solar utilities of 2015 ranked

SEPA: Top 10 solar utilities of 2015 ranked

April 12, 2016 at 2:53 pm Comments are Disabled

Southern California Edison connected 1,258 new MW of solar power to the grid in 2015, more than any other utility in the United States, according to the annual utility solar market survey conducted by the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), formerly the Solar Electric Power Association. Edison was one ofRead More

SEPA: How to achieve low LCOE utility-scale solar without cutting costs

SEPA: How to achieve low LCOE utility-scale solar without cutting costs

April 8, 2016 at 1:00 pm 3 comments

As energy industry news stories tout record lows in utility-scale solar prices in a handful of jurisdictions across the country, a growing number of utilities are considering integrating these projects into their resource portfolios. But, as a new report from the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) says, not all solarRead More

Here’s a report on how utilities are planning for the distributed energy future

Here’s a report on how utilities are planning for the distributed energy future

March 3, 2016 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

  Electric utilities are facing a variety of challenges because of rising amounts of solar, storage and other distributed energy technologies on their systems. In response, some of them are speeding their integration planning efforts. That is the finding of a new paper from Black & Veatch and the SolarRead More

SEPA comments on Department of Energy’s Grid Modernization funding

SEPA comments on Department of Energy’s Grid Modernization funding

January 20, 2016 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

The solar industry is ready to expand at a ridiculous rate, but if the grid lags behind, progress will fall short of potential. Hopefully, the Department of Energy’s latest announcement of up to $220 million in new funding will keep grid modernization moving the right way. The funding is forRead More

ITC extension: Solar industry reacts (celebrates)

ITC extension: Solar industry reacts (celebrates)

December 21, 2015 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

It is Monday, and the solar industry is nursing a hangover after a weekend spent celebrating the extension of the Investment Tax Credits (ITC). Funny how quickly the mood changed regarding this possibility. Only a month ago we started asking readers for their wild predictions for 2016, and not manyRead More