ScottMadden to Partner with SEPA for Executive Fact-Finding Mission in Texas

ATLANTA, Oct. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading energy consulting firms, is proud to join the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) in leading a group of approximately 25 U.S. energy industry executives to the deregulated “energy market laboratory” of Texas to examine how innovative programs and integration tools help leading utilities and technology companies grow and thrive in this dynamic energy market. Cristin Lyons, partner and grid transformation practice leader at ScottMadden, and Marc Miller, partner and public power and electric cooperatives practice leader at ScottMadden, will attend this event.

The trip, which will take place November 2–5, 2015, will focus on addressing key questions including:

  • What are the drivers for the growth of renewables and distributed energy resources in Texas?
  • How is the regulatory landscape developing and what are the impacts on the key stakeholders?
  • In what ways are public power and electric cooperative utilities leading the way?
  • What tools and approaches are being tested in Texas and how can these tools help maintain reliability and build resiliency in the future?

“This fact-finding mission will provide invaluable insights into the development of renewables, and specifically solar, in the Texas market. While Texas is a unique market, the initiatives undertaken there can provide important insights to the rest of the country,” said Ms. Lyons.

“Diversifying electricity generation into cleaner fuels is a strategic priority for many of today’s public power and electric cooperative utilities, and I look forward to learning more about how this is happening with solar power in Texas,” continued Mr. Miller.

If you are interested in receiving a copy of our key findings, please contact us at info@scottmadden.com.

About Solar Electric Power Association
The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) is an educational non-profit dedicated to helping utilities integrate solar power into their energy portfolios for the benefit of the utility, its customers, and the public good. With 900 utility and solar industry members, SEPA provides unbiased utility solar market intelligence, up-to-date information about technologies and business models, and peer-to-peer interaction. From hosting national events to providing utility strategies, SEPA helps utilities make smart solar decisions. For more information, visit www.solarelectricpower.org.

About ScottMadden’s Energy Practice
We know energy from the ground up. Since 1983, we have been energy consultants. We have served more than 300 clients, including 20 of the top 20 energy utilities. We have performed more than 2,400 projects across every energy utility business unit and every function. We have helped our clients develop strategies, improve operations, reorganize companies, and implement initiatives. Our broad and deep energy utility expertise is not theoretical—it is experience based.

About ScottMadden, Inc.
ScottMadden is the management consulting firm that does what it takes to get it done right. Our practice areas include Energy, Clean Tech & Sustainability, Corporate & Shared Services, and Grid Transformation. We deliver a broad array of consulting services ranging from strategic planning through implementation across many industries, business units, and functions. To learn more, visit www.scottmadden.com.

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