The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) has created Utility Solar Interest Groups (USIGs) for its utility members. USIGs provide forums to identify industry concerns, examine potential solutions, share ideas and develop best practices, SEPA says.
The groups focus on the following issues: grid integration, including distributed and centralized grid analysis, design, operation and management; policy, including federal policy, state legislation and regulation; program management, including customer incentive, marketing and educational needs; strategic issues, such as workforce development, grid parity and climate change; and utility solar business models.
Each USIG sets its own schedule and agenda on a consensus basis, and uses online tools so that participants can contact each other, share meeting summaries and other documents and post announcements The USIGs are currently open only to employees of SEPA member utilities.
SOURCE: Solar Electric Power Association