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ScottMadden Partners with SEPA to Explore UK’s Turbulence and Innovation

October 11, 2018

ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading management consulting firms specializing in energy, is excited to join the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) as executive sponsor for the 2018 United Kingdom Executive Fact-Finding Mission. Taking place October 14–19, this mission will explore powerful discoveries and course corrections of the UK’s most recent energy innovations, including performance-based energy price schemes, transactive energy projects, and flexibility markets.

The UK is moving to a decarbonized energy sector and isn’t shying away from experimentation to get there. Mission attendees will delve into these programs to hear about practical lessons and new approaches to growing challenges in the industry:

  • Impacts of the Revenue = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs (RIIO) pricing model on distribution system operators and consumers
  • System reliability and balance with the world’s largest offshore wind capacity
  • The role of electric vehicles in the UK and decarbonization goals
  • Distributed energy resource management systems and control solutions in use
  • How the transmission system operators took storage mainstream with their Enhanced Frequency Response tender

Cristin Lyons, partner and energy practice leader at ScottMadden, and John Pang, partner at ScottMadden, will join the mission as ScottMadden’s representatives. “The UK market provides some great lessons learned for the United States as we integrate various resources into the generation mix, both utility scale and distributed,” remarks Ms. Lyons.

“The United Kingdom’s move to decarbonizing its energy sector is undertaking several innovative experiments,” adds Julia Hamm, president and CEO of SEPA. “From an innovative, and controversial, performance-based energy price scheme to transactive energy projects and flexibility markets, participants will see what has worked and what hasn’t.”

If you are interested in receiving a copy of our key findings, please contact us.

About the Smart Electric Power Alliance

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to working with electric power stakeholders through the most pressing issues affecting the growth and utilization of smart energy. We are a trusted platform for education, research, standards, and collaboration to help utilities, customers, and other players deploy and integrate solar, storage, demand response and other distributed energy resources. Through educational activities, working groups, peer-to-peer opportunities and advisory services, SEPA engages interested parties in facilitating necessary information exchange and knowledge transfer to offer the highest amount of value for our membership and partner organizations.

About ScottMadden’s Grid Transformation Practice

For more than 35 years, ScottMadden has helped our clients transform the way they operate, plan, and maintain the grid and interact with their customers. The Grid Transformation practice focuses on helping clients adapt to the myriad changes driven by the increasing penetration of distributed energy resources, such as distributed generation, storage, demand response, and microgrids. We help our clients choose the path that meets their reliability, customer, and regulatory goals, and then we help them implement it.

About ScottMadden, Inc.

ScottMadden is the management consulting firm that does what it takes to get it done right. Our practice areas include Energy, Clean Tech & Sustainability, Corporate & Shared Services, Grid Transformation, and Rates, Regulation, & Planning. We deliver a broad array of consulting services ranging from strategic planning through implementation across many industries, business units, and functions. To learn more, visit | Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn


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