Working Groups

What are SEPA Working Groups?

We convene like-minded Group members, covering a diverse range of topics. Staff leads work with industry chairs to drive content and collaboration in the Working Groups and related Subcommittees and Task Forces. SEPA Working Groups offer an opportunity to meet, learn, and work with peers on important industry challenges.

SEPA established the Groups platform as an online community and workspace to house topical content, enable group discussions, collaborate on group-shared documents, and foster deeper relationships.

How to Join

SEPA members can join at by logging in. Interested in learning more? Contact us at [email protected].





Available SEPA Working Groups

To see the full list including task forces and subcommittees, go to

Customer Programs

Focuses on innovative clean-energy programs that expand customer choice and help utilities and customers reduce carbon emissions. These include community solar, 24/7 carbon-free energy, subscription and leasing programs, behind-the-meter DER programs, and demand-response programs. Secondary topics include innovative utility partnerships with solution providers, pilot programs, equity issues and customer engagement. Group discussions and activities explore industry innovation, lessons learned, and opportunities.


Pinpoints gaps/challenges ensuring the security of data and connected hardware through developing implementation strategies, manufacturing & operating standards (for SEPA’s Catalog of Standards candidacy), and creates CoS policy reference materials for utilities and regulators.

Electric Vehicle
Focuses on utilities’ role in deployment of EVs, smart charging infrastructure trends, business models, & strategies. Tracks & examines opportunities in all vehicle classes, fleet vehicles, & corresponding charging infrastructure.

Energy Storage
Experienced utilities & industry solution providers explore energy storage to identify challenges & disseminate best practices.

Grid Architecture
Provides electric sector, thought leadership in discipline of grid architecture & related-field of IT enterprise architecture. Solid grid architecture mitigates uncertainties & risk, resulting in a flexible & adaptable grid.

Seeks to identify new business models, explore regulatory & financial innovations, address standards gaps, define use cases driving new system requirements; share experiences & best practices to help the energy industry stakeholders.

Testing & Certification
Develops & facilitates testing & certification frameworks for smart grid standards, educating industry of testing value & sharing best practices.

Transactive Energy
Develops tools & techniques advancing understanding & application of TE concepts to enable high penetrations of DERs supported by intelligent economic market structures, standards, & regulations.

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