The Solar Electric Power Association is offering a limited number of scholarships for electric utility staff to attend one of their conferences in 2012. The scholarships are intended to encourage attendance by utility staff that would not otherwise be able to attend due to budgetary and/or travel restrictions. Municipal, cooperative and investor-owned utility staff are eligible to apply for a scholarship to:
- PV America 2012 West, March 19-21 in San Jose, CA – Deadline is Jan. 20; applicants will be notified no later than January 30, 2012.
- Utility Solar Conference, April 17-18 in Tucson, AZ – Deadline is Feb. 17; applicants will be notified no later than February 27, 2012.
- Solar Power International, Sept. 10-13 in Orlando, FL – Deadline is June 15, 2012; applicants will be notified no later than June 25, 2012.
Recipients will receive complimentary full conference registration, and a travel stipend for coach airfare and hotel stay (receipts reimbursed). For PV America and USC, the travel stipend is up to $750. For SPI the stipend is up to $1,000 because of the conference’s duration. SEPA will consider geographic location, utility-type and SEPA membership status to ensure diversity of recipients. Only one scholarship is available per utility, per event, and is available only to utilities. Applicants must be at a management level or above.