The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) is an educational non-profit organization dedicated to helping utilities integrate solar energy into their portfolio.
SEPA operates under the following guiding principles:
- Utilities must be a critical part of the equation for solar energy to live up to its full potential in serving the public good.
- The "long term" economic health of utilities, solar companies and their customers will be strengthened through partnership.
- The regulatory compact must evolve to support utility business models that encourage both central station and distributed solar deployment.
- Upgrades and advancements are needed to grid infrastructure, enabling technologies, and grid operations in order for solar energy to reach maximum potential.
Founded in 1992, SEPA has over 20 years of experience working with electric utilities and the solar industry.
From research reports and national events to one-on-one counseling and peer matching services, SEPA is the go-to resource for unbiased solar intelligence and collaborative dialogue between utilities and the solar industry.
SEPA hosts the Utility Solar Conference, an annual event that draws utility professionals from around the country to share their experiences and learn from their peers. Additionally, SEPA is a co-host of the PV America and Solar Power International conferences.
SEPA’s membership is comprised of over 900 electric utilities, solar companies and other companies with an interest in solar electricity.
Join the SEPA community of utility and solar professionals!