2018 SEPA Utility Conference

April 23 - 25, 2018
Rancho Mirage, CA
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Utility-Only Workshops

Get more out of the 2018 Utility Conference by attending SEPA’s workshops on April 23rd. You’ll get a more hands-on approach before the main conference events and leave with practical knowledge that you can take back to your utility.


Registration Details
If you have not registered for the conference already, you can register for a workshop during your Utility Conference registration process by choosing the Strategy Lab option.

If you have already registered, and would like to attend the workshops but haven’t chosen the Strategy Lab, please contact Erika Tomatore at etomatore@sepapower.org.


Electric Vehicle Workshop

Date: Monday, April 23, 2018
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm 
Location: Westin Mission Hills


How do we transform the entire transportation sector into an electricity friendly extension of the grid?

In the 21st century, the rate at which cars are connecting to the electric grid is rapidly increasing, and utilities are adapting to keep up.

We have found the folks who are doing it right. Hear from the experts implementing EV programs in their areas, and learn how you can do the same.


Designing Green Tariffs for Large Customers 

Date: Monday, April 23, 2018
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Westin Mission Hills


Do you know how to help your utility meet the growing demand for renewable energy? Enter the Green Tariff How-To.

Huge energy consumers and Fortune 500 companies are billowing the demand for renewable energy. An emerging method to meet the demand are Green Tariffs. They’re a utility-led program that provides a way for these customers to meet their needs while creating a proactive engagement opportunity for the utility.

You’ll learn the basics of green tariffs and what these key accounts desire, review case studies from existing programs, and complete a design exercise.


Technology Tour

Date: Monday, April 23, 2018
Time: Full Day event
Location: Westin Mission Hills


Get out into the field and learn from experts while stomping through a solar site

Kick-start your conference experience and get your hands dirty by touring local solar and technology sites. You’ll hear from experts working  in this market and see manufacturing and project sites while networking with your colleagues. Imagine learning about the latest and greatest in grid modernization while being surrounded by a field of solar panels.


Solution Provider Adventure Tour

Date: Monday, April 23, 2018
Time: TDB
Location: Departs from Westin Mission Hills


Have some fun while you’re in Rancho Mirage with a beer-tasting and a scenic tour

Start your week off right and get to know your utility colleagues and the local area during this casual day of networking.  The adventure starts with learning about some of the local brews and participating in a beer-tasting.  The second leg of the adventure takes the group from the bottom of the Coachella Valley to the top of San Jacinto in the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world.




If you have questions about registering for workshops, contact Erika Tomatore.

Erika Tomatore Associate, Programs & Events

Email Erika