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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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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

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

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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