The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) will conduct its second annual Solar Fact Finding Mission for Utility Decision Makers (Destination: Spain), May 17-22 and its first annual Utility Solar Conference (USC), July 28-29 in San Jose, Calif. Registration is now open for these two programs, which represent cornerstone events of SEPA's 2009 expanded solar educational outreach to utilities, the association says.
During the Fact Finding Mission for Utility Decision Makers, SEPA will lead a delegation of utility executives and managers to Spain to learn about the country's experience with both photovoltaics and concentrating solar power. The group will meet with Spanish utilities, regulators and solar companies, as well as tour commercial installations and research facilities. Utilities should apply to participate no later than March 20. The application is available here.
The USC is a two-day conference open only to utility employees. Utilities that are interested in exploring how to develop a viable long-term solar strategy of benefit to the utility, its customers, its shareholders and its stakeholders require a forum that allows them to share information, exchange ideas, and talk through the details of various strategies and business models in a safe environment free of outside influences. Space is limited to 300 utility participants.Â
SOURCE: Solar Electric Power Association