The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) and Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid (ADS) are joining forces, becoming one organization under the SEPA banner.
The announcement follows SEPA’s recent move to expand its mission from a focus on utility integration of only large-scale and distributed solar to a broader view, including a suite of distributed energy resources — from demand response and storage to microgrids, electric vehicles and other smart-grid technologies.
“It became apparent to the boards of both organizations earlier this year that by working more closely, as a single organization, we could better serve the needs of all our members,” said Steve Malnight, senior vice president for Regulatory Affairs at Pacific Gas and Electric, and SEPA board chair. “By leveraging the considerable strengths of both groups, we will be able to participate in the evolution of the electricity business in even more meaningful ways.”
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