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Intro to Electric Utilities for the Solar Sector
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Gain strategic intelligence on working with your company's most important partner - electric utilities.
SEPA is partnering with leading energy education specialist Enerdynamics to offer Intro to Electric Utilities for the Solar Sector. This interactive two-day seminar will provide a comprehensive understanding of the electric utility industry and how your company’s solar products and services fit into the utility business model. For those who are new to working with utilities, or even veterans needing a refresher on how the pieces fit together, Intro to Electric Utilities for the Solar Sector was designed to help you make sense out of this complex and rapidly changing industry. You will learn about the physical electrical system and how it's operated, why the industry is regulated and what electric deregulation changes, what types of risk energy companies encounter and how they mitigate them, how electric markets work and prices are set, how you can more strategically work with utilities, and much more.
This course was designed with your participation in mind! Questions and discussion among attendees are highly encouraged. Our instructor is an electric industry veteran who engages the audience with lively examples and a real-world perspective of the utility industry. Whether you work in the distributed or centralized solar markets, you will leave this information-packed seminar with relevant and current information that can be applied immediately to your work!
$850 SEPA Members
Registration fee includes coffee, lunch and materials for the two day course.
Is Intro to Electric Utilities for the Solar Sector the right seminar for me?
If a big picture perspective of the utility industry could help you succeed in your job and give your company a competitive edge, this seminar is for you! Whether it's your first day on the job or you’re an industry veteran, you will benefit from this comprehensive utility industry overview. While anyone with a connection to the electric power business should consider this fundamental seminar, targeted employees include:
How will Intro to Electric Utilities for the Solar Sector help me?
If you are new to the solar business or to interacting with the utility industry, this seminar will help you gain a big picture perspective. The electric utility industry is unlike any other industry you may have experienced in the past - highly regulated in some areas for some utility types, while completely deregulated in others. Understanding the differences and how best to work with utilities will give you a strategic advantage in the competitive distributed or centralized solar markets. Many participants tell us that what they learned in two days could have taken years in on-the-job training!
If you are a solar industry veteran, you probably know that it’s common for employees to gain specific expertise in their area of work, yet after years on the job have very little idea how what they do affects the energy industry as a whole. Utility Industry Basics was designed to not only provide the big picture perspective you are missing, but also to help you understand how what you do affects the rest of the energy industry. Whether it’s getting a grip on industry acronyms or finally understanding how an electric utility makes money, this knowledge will make you more comfortable communicating with your peers, potential utility customers, and regulators.
What You Will Learn
In just two information-packed days, this dynamic course will provide you with a solid understanding of:
The Physical System
Solar & Utilities - Historical Market Context
How Solar Impacts the Electric Utility
Distributed, Net Metered Solar - Utility Challenges and Solutions
Electric Market Dynamics
Making Money and Managing Risk
Centralized Solar - Utility Challenges and Solutions
The Future of the Electric Industry