Past Clients

We work with a diverse community of utilities to help them create solutions that meet their business needs and satisfy their customers. Here is a partial list of our past clients.

Sample Past Projects

Madison Gas & Electric (MGE): Community Solar Program Design and Implementation Planning

Project Details

The Situation
Madison Gas & Electric wanted a community solar option that was desirable from a customer and a regulatory perspective.

The Process
SEPA conducted market research and then designed several pricing and transactional models for consideration by MGE. Once a model was selected, SEPA developed an implementation plan for rollout with MGE’s service territory.

The Outcome
The resulting shared solar program was approved by the public utility commission. The program was full-subscribed and a waitlist was filled before construction was completed. SEPA completed the project on-time and within budget.


Northwestern Energy: Clean Energy Pilot Stakeholder Engagement and Program Design
Project Details

The Situation
Northwestern Energy wanted to leverage $2 million from its capital expenditure budget to create clean energy pilot programs within its service territory.

The Process
After conducting market research within Northwestern Energy’s service territory, SEPA identified potential pilot programs for pursuit by Northwestern Energy. Next, SEPA developed and led a series of six educational and planning workshops to discuss the merit of clean energy projects in the following areas:

  • advanced inverter deployment
  • advanced metering infrastructure
  • innovative rate design
  • energy storage
  • EV charging station ownership
  • microgrids

The Outcome
Following the SEPA’s stakeholder engagement process, Northwestern Energy selected a pilot program for development. SEPA completed this project on-time and within budget.


Governor’s Office of Puerto Rico: Technical Assistance for “Build Back Better: Reimagining and Strengthening the Power of Puerto Rico.”
Project Details

The Situation
The Puerto Rico Energy Resiliency Group (led by New York Power Authority) sought to develop a report that provided an assessment of hurricane damage, described a new system design base, and provided recommendations for redesigning and rebuilding Puerto Rico’s power grid.

The Process
Our team conducted due diligence on the critical infrastructure layout of Puerto Rico in order to propose potential siting for microgrids across the island and the team developed associated budgetary requirements for such an effort. Activities in this effort included:

  • stakeholder coordination
  • gathering real-time data on critical facility locations and status
  • microgrid economic modeling for resiliency purposes

The Outcome
Our team provided potential microgrid applications and budget requirements as part of the final report to Congress. Our services were executed on-time and within budget.


Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA): Rate Reform Stakeholder and Customer Engagement
Project Details

The Situation
In response to a contested mandatory rate schedule, TVA and Glasgow EPB (a local power company in the TVA territory) sought to create an open dialogue with their customers.

The Process
Our Advisory Services team created and delivered a customer open house. From this effort, the team incorporated feedback and coordinated meetings to ensure the path forward was supported by all parties.

The Outcome
SEPA provided an executive summary of the effort and recommended next steps to TVA and Glasgow EPB. The rate reforms designed by our team were presented to the board and later approved.