Post Tagged with: "SEPA"

SEPA poll: Nearly 75 percent of battery providers report regulatory barriers to market

SEPA poll: Nearly 75 percent of battery providers report regulatory barriers to market

April 1, 2019 at 1:46 pm 0 comments

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) recently surveyed more than 1,500 industry professionals to publish the first power technology market gap analysis, 2019 Grid Integration Insights. The analysis covers solar, EV infrastructure, microgrids, DERMS, advanced inverters and battery storage technologies, and identifies the largest pain points with grid integration processesRead More

Meet Renovate: SEPA’s initiative to evolve state regulatory processes in the power sector

Meet Renovate: SEPA’s initiative to evolve state regulatory processes in the power sector

March 18, 2019 at 10:24 am 0 comments

State regulatory processes in the power sector are often unable to keep pace with the needs of customers and evolution of renewable technology. The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) is teaming with a group of national nonprofit organizations on a new initiative, Renovate, to help change that by developing more effectiveRead More

Solar Power Northeast takeaways: Solar’s Catch-22 options for navigating politicians, utilities and the public

Solar Power Northeast takeaways: Solar’s Catch-22 options for navigating politicians, utilities and the public

February 11, 2019 at 1:05 pm Comments are Disabled

The Northeast is a mature solar market already, but how can it keep on growing from here? Solar Power Northeast in Boston last week offered some ideas, but to me, mostly highlighted the complex utility-politician-public dynamic that leads to a lot of Catch 22 solutions. See if you can followRead More

New report says half of all U.S. consumers are interested in an energy management platform

New report says half of all U.S. consumers are interested in an energy management platform

December 11, 2018 at 2:07 pm Comments are Disabled

A new report, “Consumer Platform of the Future: Industry Insider Perspectives,” looks at the current state of these digital platforms, which include online marketplaces, and data tools for tracking energy usage. Co-authored by the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) and the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), the report also covers futureRead More

SEPA Storage Market Snapshot shows growing interest in solar plus storage by utilities

SEPA Storage Market Snapshot shows growing interest in solar plus storage by utilities

August 28, 2018 at 11:45 am Comments are Disabled

Storage has been more of a buzz word/ discussion topic than an adopted technology on the grid to this point, but the needle is now moving, judging by the results of the 2018 Utility Energy Storage Market Snapshot released by the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA). The 137 utilities that submittedRead More

SEPA argues ‘the U.S. solar market did not contract last year’ (here’s the data)

SEPA argues ‘the U.S. solar market did not contract last year’ (here’s the data)

July 25, 2018 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

Taking longer-term trends into account, a new report from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) argues that — a drop in megawatts notwithstanding — the U.S. solar market did not contract last year. Rather, the 2018 Utility Solar Market Snapshot sees 2016’s growth spike as an outlier in the industry’sRead More

SEPA explores the massive solar, storage opportunity in Massachusetts in new report

SEPA explores the massive solar, storage opportunity in Massachusetts in new report

July 9, 2018 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and ScottMadden released their latest report in SEPA’s 51st State Perspective series: “Massachusetts: A Great Clean Energy Story – DERs and the Next Chapter,” which explores the potential for Massachusetts to deploy significantly more clean energy. Massachusetts has been a long leader in theRead More

SEPA: Community solar capacity doubled in 2017, driven by third-parties

SEPA: Community solar capacity doubled in 2017, driven by third-parties

May 8, 2018 at 2:11 pm Comments are Disabled

Community solar capacity in the United States more than doubled between 2016 and 2017, from 347 megawatts (MW) at the end of 2016, to 734 MW at the end of 2017. At present, 228 utilities in 36 states have active community solar programs. Those figures are part of the findingsRead More

Report: Utilities still have a lot of electric vehicle planning to do

Report: Utilities still have a lot of electric vehicle planning to do

March 16, 2018 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

Amid rising predictions of the accelerating adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) across the country, a new report from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) finds that many U.S. utilities are still in the earliest stages of EV programs and activities. Based on a survey of 486 utilities the report, “UtilitiesRead More

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