Welcome to the 51st State – A Collaborative Community for Defining the Future of the Electric Power Sector.

Forward-Thinking. Powerful. That’s Our Community

For years, the electric sector has stumbled over the same contentious issues as it tries to realize and clean and modern energy future. To make true progress, it takes a diverse community of experts backed by a trusted and unbiased facilitator to overcome traditional roadblocks and enact change. That’s where SEPA and it’s 51st State community come in.

We have facilitated a 500+ community of diverse electric sector stakeholders and experts who all trust SEPA as their facilitator to help them tackle the contentious issues surrounding the transformation of the US electric sector.

Our Community

Notable organizations from across the electric power sector are using the 51st State Initiative to take productive steps to realize a better electric power sector.

Rob Caldwell

By bringing together the best ideas from across the electric power sector, the 51st State is exploring some of the most innovative and interesting concepts for a modern grid.

- Rob Caldwell, Senior Vice President - Distributed Energy Resources, Duke Energy

Jigar Shah

The work that Julia Hamm has been doing at SEPA on this 51st State regulatory work has really moved the ball forward in a big way.

- Jigar Shah, President & Co-Founder, Generate Capital

I know, and have enormously benefited from your 51st State project.

- Anonymous, Commission Staffer, Anonymous Public Utility Commission

I read all the concept papers in detail. After, I created a new position within my utility focused on the utility of the future.

- Anonymous, Chief Executive Officer, Investor Owned Utility