Attendee Experience

Mark Cayce, GM at Ouachita Electric Cooperative

Utilities teaching utilities is what sets this conference apart from other distributed energy conferences. This isn’t a trade show. It’s where utilities go to share with other utilities how they get things done in a confidential, intimate environment.

From issues like how to speed up your solar interconnection queues or how to best determine the locational value of your DER assets, there’s a utility expert at this conference who has the answer.

Duke Energy Progress takes home four Top 10 Awards.

It’s about the utility community and all its achievements. Utilities work hard to make the grid of the future a reality while ensuring safe, affordable, and reliable electric service.

Come together with your utility colleagues. Celebrate the grid modernization and distributed energy achievements of your industry. Through celebrating our achievements you will learn about amazing projects and innovations that you can take back to your peers at the office and apply to your projects.

APS, Colton Electric, Roseville Electric and others making new connections.

Connecting with utility professionals like you is a cinch at the SEPA Utility Conference. Project Managers, engineers, key account representatives, financing, and other utility professional all come together to make connections, share their knowledge, and find solutions to their problems.

Whether you work for a municipal utility, cooperative, or investor-owned utility you will find your community well represented.

Hear What Our Past Attendees Have to Say

Danny Kassis
Danny Kassis
Vice President, Customer Relations & Renewables, SCANA

I’ve attended the Utility Conference for three…

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Danny Kassis
Danny Kassis
Vice President, Customer Relations & Renewables, SCANA

I’ve attended the Utility Conference for three years, and at this conference I see really focused and smart folks who are looking to solve problems. I don’t see that at many other conferences I attend. I also like the confidential environment of this event, where you can talk candidly with other professionals in the utility community. And the agenda leaves plenty of time for networking. You can do the equivalent of five days of meetings in just two days. There were several sessions at the 2017 Utility Conference that provided great value, but I particularly enjoyed those that focused on commercial and industrial customer sales opportunities. They were excellent.

Scott Scharli
Scott Scharli
Manager, Residential and Commercial Solar, Salt River Project

I liked that the Utility Conference’s agenda i…

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Scott Scharli
Scott Scharli
Manager, Residential and Commercial Solar, Salt River Project

I liked that the Utility Conference’s agenda included site visits to some of the local area’s most innovative projects (including the University of Arizona and Tucson Electric Power’s Solar Zone demonstration site in 2017, and San Diego Gas & Electric’s Borrego Springs microgrid in 2015).

I also enjoyed the opportunities to network with industry peers. The SEPA Utility Conference provides a relaxed and open atmosphere in which industry peers can network and collaborate.

Mark Svrcek
Mark Svrcek
Sr. Vice President, Member Solutions and Operations Support, Central Electric Power Cooperative

Hearing the perspective of large customers on th…

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Mark Svrcek
Mark Svrcek
Sr. Vice President, Member Solutions and Operations Support, Central Electric Power Cooperative

Hearing the perspective of large customers on the utility/customer relationship was very useful, and provided insights that helped my utility shape enhancements to our practices and strengthen relationships with our customers.

I’ve been attending the Utility Conference for four years, and compared with other industry events, the intimate nature of the conference provides more quality time for attendees to truly network and gain insights that are important to each utility. That provides great opportunities to bring back new ideas and lessons-learned to help us do a better job providing our core services.

Greggory Kresge
Greggory Kresge
Director, Renewable Energy Projects, Maui Electric Company

The Utility Conference is a great place to have conversations with other industry professionals that…

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Greggory Kresge
Greggory Kresge
Director, Renewable Energy Projects, Maui Electric Company

The Utility Conference is a great place to have conversations with other industry professionals that lead to a better understanding of important issues. For example, the breakout lunch session with other high-PV penetration utilities was very valuable.

I also enjoyed connecting with other people that have similar job functions. I gained a lot of contacts and continue to interact with my SEPA member counterparts through LinkedIn and other social media.