2015 Fact-Finding Missions Announced
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Sponsorship Opportunities

How Hawaii is Re-thinking Its Electricity Market as Renewable Generation Soars: An Executive Mission Led by SEPA
September 27–October 1, 2015

SEPA will be leading a group of approximately 35 utility executives to study how the rapid growth of solar and other variable renewables is driving change in the energy market “laboratory” of Hawaii. Face-to-face meetings with thought leaders and a range of  electricity market stakeholders will focus on market design and energy resource challenges, new approaches to integration and reliability, and effective customer programs in this interactive mission. If you are a utility or solar industry executive who could benefit from participation in this executive-level mission, contact Cynthia Hunt Jaehne at cjaehne@solarelectricpower.org 

Energy Innovation in Texas: The Unique Role of Public Power & Cooperative Utilities
November 2–5, 2015

For SEPA’s mission to the de-regulated and dynamic electricity market of Texas, municipal and cooperative utilities will take center stage as they share their experience and best practices around resource planning, customer programs, and renewable and grid-integration  projects, in this leading-edge market. We will explore the ties of renewable energy to  economic development  and the design of new residential communities. Utility staff working in renewable programs, integration and engineering, resource and strategic planning, as well as solar stakeholders seeking insight into this market, should plan on joining us in Texas. Registration for this mission will open soon.