The Community Solar for Utilities: Project Best Practices symposium provides a “toolkit” for utilities – as well as project developers and other providers who work with them – to design and implement successful community-scale and solar garden projects. It will consider the elements that these specialized solar projects must address to satisfy the requirements for a successful offering. The program will examine each component in detail, and explore how the structures must adapt and operate under different state legislative and regulatory constructs. It will sort through the regulatory process of the various mechanisms, provide a tutorial for the implementation of the community solar program, and include several case studies of successful collaborations by utilities and their community development partners.

Key Takeaways Include:

  • Implementing strategies for continuing the gender conversation in the workplace
  • Types of solar garden and community-scale programs and development scenarios
  • How utilities and collaborating project developers must shape their development approaches to shared/community solar gardens
  • The elements common to shared/community solar gardens, where they differ, and which ones result in the most prolific development results
  • Why one community garden program design cannot fit all utility markets – vertically-integrated and restructured
  • The important marketing components that drive shared/community solar gardens program subscriptions
  • The important regulatory and consumer protections elements of shared/community solar gardens
  • Common challenges that utilities and their community-scale collaboration partners confront, and how they can be addressed
  • Case studies of how utilities and their shared/community solar garden partners have collaborated for win-win solutions

When: June 26-27, 2017
Where: Charleston, SC
Use Discount Code VSCSU for 10% off the registration price
Learn more & register: Community Solar for Utilities: EUCI Symposium 

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