2018 Utility Market Snapshot Series

For the second year in a row, SEPA is unveiling the expanded snapshot series to analyze the status of the country’s solar, energy storage, and demand response utility markets. The reports combine SEPA insights with analysis from utility surveys.

Utility Solar Market Snapshot

2017 was an explosive year for solar growth and this report captures all the most important utility level market insights as well as interesting national and regional trends. SEPA surveyed utilities from across the United States to create a must-read report that analyzes solar deployment.

Key takeaways:

  • 18% of the total gigawatts of solar that have been added to the grid since 2007 were added in 2017
  • Non-residential solar posted a 49% increase over 2016
  • More than half of the new capacity of community solar for 2017 is in Minnesota

Utility Energy Storage Market Snapshot

We collected and analyzed interconnection data from 130 utilities so you have one source for an unbiased breakdown of energy storage deployment growth that occurred in 2017. In the past year, the number of affordable applications for storage is growing as battery costs continue to fall. See the impact this change had on state legislation in this report.

Key takeaways:

  • The market saw 104% growth of deployed MWh from 2016
  • Utility supply accounted for the largest area of growth at 144 MW, 355 MWh.
  • Details on five state policies to grow local storage markets

Utility Demand Response Market Snapshot

No other industry report will deliver the in-depth market data and analysis for utility and wholesale demand response markets covering 66% of all US customer accounts. You’ll find analysis on everything from program design to market growth and new technology applications.

What’s in the report:

  • Emerging trends and analysis of wholesale demand response markets
  • Rate examples including innovative use cases in programs and customer education
  • Key trends and data for traditional and new demand response program types

Forecasting is one thing. Hard facts are something different. Find out what actually happened in the utility market space last year by downloading all three reports. What you find out might surprise you.