Included in Utility Transformation Profile:
✓ Analysis of utilities leading the transformation
✓ Analysis of the greatest progress made and opportunities for utilities transitioning to a carbon-free, modern grid
✓ Six recommendations for utilities to accelerate their transition.

Strategic Insights and Vital Recommendations

The 2023 Utility Transformation Profile provides unique insights and recommendations that all utilities can utilize to accelerate their transition to carbon-free energy. Over the past year, SEPA collaborated with more than 100 individual utility members, spanning 41 states nationwide, and representing over 50% of U.S. customer accounts.

What did we learn?

  • There is no silver bullet. For each utility, the path to a carbon-free energy system will take a different form and require different strategies.
  • Leading utilities improved the strength, depth, and transparency of their carbon-reduction targets by including both direct and indirect scope emissions (e.g., Scope 1, 2, and 3), accelerating target dates, incorporating interim targets, and developing action plans.
  • As customer-sited distributed energy resources (DERs) proliferate, utility respondents are increasing their visibility into distribution system operations to help manage DERs and maintain grid reliability.
  • The journey to an equitable, carbon-free energy system calls for utilities to promote equity through customer programs and planning processes as the transition unfolds.

Download the profile for industry-wide findings and recommendations, as well as detailed best practices from the leading utilities unveiled on the 2023 Utility Transformation Leaderboard. These twelve utilities have demonstrated the greatest progress and leadership:

  • Austin Energy
  • Green Mountain Power
  • Holyoke Gas and Electric
  • National Grid
  • Pacific Gas and Electric
  • Palo Alto Utilities
  • Portland General Electric
  • Public Service Enterprise Group
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  • San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Seattle City Light
  • Snohomish County Public Utility District
  • Southern California Edison
  • Xcel Energy

To learn more or get involved in the next Utility Transformation Challenge, reach out to us at [email protected].

Download the Utility Transformation Profile