Our Focus

Clean Energy

At SEPA, our members realize that the positive impact of distributed energy resources are magnified when combined with a focus on grid modernization.

When combining distributed energy resources with grid modernization efforts, you create a smart, robust and responsive electricity grid. But what does “smart” mean? Smart energy has a variety of connotations, especially in the electric utilities industry. Up until now, smart has been used primarily to describe technology. But technology is only one piece of a much bigger picture. These technologies must be deployed in intelligent ways and as part of an overall plan that accounts for elements like:

  • Consumer preferences
  • System level benefits
  • Grid management
  • Regulatory oversight
  • Standards and interoperability
  • Other elements

Grid Modernization

Grid Modernization uses technology and asset optimization for a more secure, reliable, resilient, efficient, customer-centric grid.

A modern grid will integrate increasing amounts of intermittent and distributed energy resources. This is accomplished by leveraging communications, information technology and data analytics to enable better situational awareness and better grid management.

  • Interoperability
  • Cybersecurity
  • Energy IoT
  • Distributed Energy Resources Management
  • Microgrids

We believe smart goes beyond technology. It incorporates these four critical elements:


Why do over 1,000 organizations call our community home?

From objective insights to expert data and analysis, discover the many reasons why utilities, ISOs, technology providers and others call the SEPA community home.