SEPA Fact-Finding Missions: Exploring the Energy Market

Since 2014, ScottMadden has joined the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) to provide energy industry decision makers with the knowledge, tools, contacts, and insights to position their utility for the future.

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Exploring the Renewable Energy Market in the Netherlands and Grid Modernization Efforts in Belgium

In October 2017, ScottMadden and SEPA led a group of industry executives to the Netherlands and Belgium to explore the renewable energy market and grid modernization efforts of these two countries – as well as the greater European Union. In the Netherlands, the delegation participated in a day of the European Utility Week conference and a tour of the expo floor to gain additional insights into how utilities and energy companies in Europe are operating and planning for the future. In Brussels, executives examined a number of perspectives and approaches related to grid planning and the evolving electricity market.

Coming out of this trip, ScottMadden and SEPA will share their key lessons learned. Contact us to receive a complimentary report later this winter.

Exploring the Energy Markets in Australia

In November 2016, ScottMadden and SEPA led a fact-finding mission to discover ways Australian utilities and partners were deploying distributed energy resources (DERs) and how customers were responding to the market shift. The team met with energy industry peers and returned with insights and practical knowledge for planning and business decisions in the U.S.

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Public Utilities Fortnightly Magazine, June 2017: Seeking Answers Down Under

Grid Minute, December 2016: Darkness Down Under – How a recent blackout has reignited the debate over how renewable generation could impact grid reliability

Exploring the Texas Renewable Energy Market: A Leading-Edge Market

In November 2015, ScottMadden partnered with SEPA to lead a group of U.S. energy industry executives to the deregulated “energy market laboratory” of Austin and San Antonio, Texas. The trip focused on examining the innovative programs and offerings that are enabling solar to grow in this dynamic energy market.

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Public Utilities Fortnightly Magazine, February 2016: Texas Solar Two Steps

Exploring the Hawaii Renewable Energy Market: What’s Driving the Change?

In September 2015, ScottMadden and SEPA led a group of international energy industry executives to explore the renewable energy market in Oahu, Hawaii to learn from electricity and solar market leaders who are adapting to change in this dynamic and challenging environment. As a result of this trip, the team identified key learnings in three main areas: operational and technical issues, customers and stakeholders, and leadership. The report, “The Hawaii Postcard: Lessons on Grid Transformation,” provides an in-depth look into the findings.

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Clean Tech Minute, January 2017: Aloha! Solar-Plus-Storage Peaker Plant in Hawaii to Deliver at 11¢/kWh

White paper with SEPA, January 2017: Proactive Solutions to Curtailment Risk: Identifying New Contract Structures for Utility-Scale Renewables

SEPA blog, January 2017: Changing solar PPAs could turn curtailed power into dispatchable resources

Public Utilities Fortnightly Magazine, February 2016: The Hawaii Postcard: Lessons on Grid Transformation

Exploring the Energy Transition in Germany

In September 2014, ScottMadden joined SEPA to lead a group of approximately 25 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 met with energy industry peers, returning with insights and practical knowledge that could be applied to planning and business decisions in the United States. The trip featured face-to-face meetings with thought leaders and decision-makers from the electric utility, transmission, and renewable energy industries; government, trade, and industry associations; and market experts.

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Public Utilities Fortnightly Magazine, November 2014: Germany’s Energiewende

Interview with Mark Hand, SNL Energy: Consultants Find Germany in Better Shape than U.S. to Integrate Renewables

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