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September 14-18, 2014
Executive Fact Finding Mission: Exploring the Energy Transition in Germany

SEPA led a group of 33 U.S. energy industry executives to the bellwether energy market of Germany to exchange information with electricity and solar market leaders who are adapting to change in this dynamic and controversial environment.This select group of executives to met with energy industry peers and returned with insights and practical knowledge that can be applied to planning and business decisions in the U.S. The trip featured face-to-face meetings with thought leaders and decision-makers from the

  • Electric utility
  • Network
  • Renewable energy industries
  • Government
  • Trade and industry associations
  • Market experts.

The Focus
The interactive program focused on questions including:

What are the objectives of the Energy Transition, and have the selected policies been effective in meeting those objectives?

What unanticipated impacts have emerged and how are they being addressed?

What new business models can help electric utilities toadapt and grow in a market with significant distributed generation penetration and declining revenue?

What tools are needed to cost-effectively shift from a traditional fuel mix to a greater renewable resource mix without sacrificing reliability?

Who has developed a successful roadmap for energy company transition?

For more details, download our 2014 information sheet.