SEPA is an educational non-profit that enables the transition to a clean energy economy by facilitating utility integration and deployment of solar, demand response, other distributed energy resources, and supporting technologies onto the grid. 

SEPA operates under the following guiding principles:

  • Utilities must be a critical part of the equation for solar and distributed energy resources to live up to their full potential in serving the public good.
  • The "long term" economic health of utilities, technology 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 energy resource deployment. 
  • Upgrades and advancements are needed to grid infrastructure, enabling technologies, and grid operations in order for solar and distributed energy resources to reach maximum potential.

Founded in 1992, SEPA has almost 25 years of experience working with electric utilities and companies offering solar, storage, demand response and other technologies that are part of the evolution of the grid. From research reports to educational events to advisory services, SEPA is the go-to resource for unbiased solar and distributed energy resource intelligence and collaborative dialogue between utilities and companies working in these emerging industries.

SEPA’s membership is comprised of over 1,000 electric utilities, project developers, technology companies and other organizations with an interest in solar, demand response, other distributed energy resources, and supporting technologies.

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