Solar Power International coming to your desk

Just because you can’t make the trip to Solar Power InternationalRedirecting to a non-government site (SPI) 2012 next week in Orlando doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the action.

Solar Electric Power Association will be presenting Doyle Beneby, CPS Energy President & CEO, with the 2012 Utility CEO of the Year Award at our Annual Membership Meeting. While you won’t be able to hear him address the membership directly, you can catch his utility’s solar success story live on the Solar Central ShowStreamRedirecting to a non-government site at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Set aside 30 minutes at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, as SEPA President & CEO Julia Hamm is interviewed live from Solar CentralRedirecting to a non-government site discussing how solar companies can benefit from understanding the utility view on solar power.

There are more ways to stay in the loop on what’s going on at SPI!

  • Stay tuned to SEPAConnectRedirecting to a non-government site for pictures from the show floor, discussions about the sessions and more
  • Follow @UtilitySolarRedirecting to a non-government site  on Twitter and ‘Like’ SEPA on Facebook Redirecting to a non-government site 
  • Encourage your peers attending the show to share their experiences in real time

Even if you can’t be in Orlando to network with the leaders in the solar industry, you can still stay connected, and feel like you are a part of it! 

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SEPA offers scholarships for utilities to attend annual conference

Utility professionals who need to brush up on the solar industry, but just don’t have the travel budget, may be eligible for a scholarship to Solar Power International Redirecting to a non-government site (SPI), Sept. 10 to13 in Orlando, Fla.    

The Solar Electric Power Association Redirecting to a non-government site (SEPA) is offering a limited number of scholarships Redirecting to a non-government site for utility employees to attend this business-to-business solar conference and trade show. This event brings together the solar industry to build and advance important business relationships, stay current on industry developments and find new solutions.

Conference registration will include attendance at all conference sessions and idea swaps, as well as Tuesday’s block party at Hard Rock Live and Café. In addition, join utility peers as they discuss solar successes and challenges at SEPA’s exclusive utility events, which include a breakfast with the regional directors and a utility-only networking reception.

Scholarship recipients will receive a complimentary full conference registration, valued up to $1,095, plus a stipend of up to $1,000 for coach airfare and hotel accommodations. SEPA intends the scholarships to encourage attendance of utility executives who would not otherwise be able to attend SPI due to budgetary and/or travel restrictions. No other obligations apply.

Completed applications must be submitted by June 15, 2012. Contact Jessica Sliva with questions about the scholarship program. To learn more about the conference, watch SEPA President and CEO Julia Hamm address Redirecting to a non-government site the SPI 2011 conference body on SEPA’s YouTube channel.