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How to Join a SEPA Working Group


SEPA brings together multi-stakeholder members in Working Groups to focus on industry-related topics of strategic importance. They are open to all SEPA members* and are designed to provide them with an active and collaborative role in results-focused work with the goal to forward specific technologies and their relation to the evolving, electric-power sector.

  • Benefits of SEPA Membership: The opportunity to accelerate grid modernization through the development of clear solutions to today’s challenges in the Smart Grid is a benefit of SEPA Membership. Working Groups afford value to our members through facilitated investigation, research and discussion of a specific technology or industry trend.
  • Participate:  Members are expected to have the time, interest, and commitment to participate in and support the production of these initiatives, activities, and deliverables, as identified by members and SEPA’s Technical Advisory Committee.
  • Find a Group of Interest: There are a number of ways to get engaged and a broad spectrum of Working Group opportunities to meet your needs. Working Groups typically meet on a monthly basis and are established with an ongoing, long-term focus, whereas Task Forces convene for short or limited periods of time to work on specific tasks. A full list of Working Group opportunities is outlined below.
              *Unless specifically stated otherwise


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Community Solar Working Group  

The Community Solar Working Group meets to discuss the shared renewables model and the growing pains this model faces as it continues to evolve. Members will identify what issues are most pressing and most in need of a solution through collaboration. Issues that may be addressed ...

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Customer Grid Edge Working Group  

The Customer Grid Edge Working Group focuses on elements of the electric grid that extend beyond the meter into customer premises. The group seeks seamless interoperability between energy service providers and customer-side equipment.

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Cyber-Physical Resiliency Task Force  

Developing a collection of vetted tools, software, reports, and videos that exemplify cyber-physical resiliency techniques and design principles to addressing new risks associated with the smart grid.

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Cybersecurity Working Group  

The Cybersecurity Working Group brings together experts to identify and address the gaps and challenges to ensuring the security of their data and connected hardware by developing new implementation strategies; new standards for grid operators and manufacturers for adoption ...

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Electric Grid Ontology Task Force  

Working Group Focus: Building a common set of architectural/business elements and define the relationships between them so that they can be used, interpreted, understood, and modeled the same way across projects and organizations.

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Electric Vehicle Working Group  

The Electric Vehicle Working Group focus on the role of utilities in the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) by identifying trends, business models, and strategies to roll out ‘smart’ charging infrastructure. The group tracks trends and examines opportunities for light-duty, ...

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Electromagnetic Interoperability Issues Subcommittee  

The Electromagnetic Interoperability Issues Subcommittee investigates opportunities to enhance the immunity of Smart Grid devices and systems to the detrimental effects of natural and manmade electromagnetic interference and suggest tests to determine the ability of devices connected ...

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Energy IOT Task Force  

A task force to identify cybersecurity controls (and gaps) to mitigate the new risk to the Grid created by the proliferation of internet-connected energy devices (such as batteries, smart thermostats, inverters, EV chargers).

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Energy Services Interface (ESI) Task Force  

The Energy Services Interface (ESI) Task Force will bring together SEPA working groups, members and outside organizations (DOE GMLC and ASHRAE) to collect use cases to identify common actors, services, architecture - with a focus on the connection and information communicated ...

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Energy Storage Working Group  

The Energy Storage Working Group brings together experienced utility staff and industry solution providers, as well as utilities just beginning to explore energy storage to identify challenges and disseminate best practices.

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EV Subcommittee - Distribution Planning  

The EV Distribution Planning Subcommittee is a key to the successful rollout of electric vehicles: The Distribution Planning for EVs subcommittee will identify gaps in distribution planning related to EVs and help provide level-setting among participants and distribution system ...

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EV Subcommittee - Managed Charging/V2G  

The Managed Charging and V2G - EV Subcommittee will study a variety of topics. Materials related to managed charging procurement will be collected and shared with members and the broader industry. The subcommittee will also identify program design opportunities for managed charging ...

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EV Subcommittee - Rates, Incentives, and Tariffs  

Utility rates, tariffs, and incentives are important levers to encourage appropriate charging behaviors by consumers while at the same time encouraging EV and EV charging uptake: Working with a broad range of industry experts on the Utility Rates, Tariffs, and Incentives EV ...

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Grid Architecture Working Group  

The Grid Architecture Working Group provides thought leadership to the electric sector in the discipline of grid architecture and the related field of IT enterprise architecture. Grid architecture is the application of system architecture, network theory, and control theory ...

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Interoperability Profile Task Force  

The Interoperability Profile Task Force, as part of the SEPA Testing and Certification Working Group, is convening stakeholders in the electric power sector to develop effective interoperability testing procedures for high-priority interfaces and communication pathways that testing ...

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MASTER MEDSIS Working Groups  

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia issued Order No. 17912 which opened Formal Case No. 1130, Investigation into Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability (MEDSIS). The Commission established MEDSIS to identify technologies and ...

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MEDSIS WG1: Data and Info Access and Alignment  

The Data and Information Access and Alignment (DIAA) Working Group will address measurable objectives of the MEDSIS Vision Statement with the Working Group process to develop an informed process for the Commission to make regulatory decisions. The Group will utilize the U.S. ...

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MEDSIS WG2: NWA to Grid Investments  

The Non-wires Alternatives (NWA) to Grid Investments Working Group will start with defining the purpose and goals around NWAs in the District. The Group will address and make recommendations on the process, tools and information requirements needed to evaluate non-wires alternatives ...

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MEDSIS WG3: Future Rate Design  

The Rate Design Working Group will discuss rate structures and alternative rate designs and regulatory models to enable and support the advancement of the MEDSIS vision while maintaining just and reasonable rates. The Group will: Investigate alternative rate design and regulatory ...

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MEDSIS WG4: Customer Impact  

The Customer Impact Working Group will address how grid modernization efforts impact various customers. Topics will include: customer equity, utility customer service, customer data protection and privacy, adequate customer protections, and low- and limited-income customer inclusion. ...

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