ScottMadden to Partner with SEPA for Fact-Finding Mission


ATLANTA, GA – (September 15, 2014) – ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading

energy consulting firms, is proud to join the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) to lead a
group of approximately 25 U.S. energy industry executives to the bellwether energy market of
Germany to exchange information with electricity and solar market leaders who are adapting to
change in this dynamic and controversial environment.
This select group of executives will meet with energy industry peers with the goal of returning
with insights and practical knowledge that can be applied to planning and business decisions
in the United States. The trip, taking place September 14–18, will feature face-to-face
meetings with thought leaders and decision makers from the electric utility, transmission, and
renewable energy industries; government, trade, and industry associations; and market
experts. The program will be interactive and focus on questions including:

* What are the objectives of the energy transition? Have the selected policies been
effective in meeting those objectives?

* What unanticipated impacts have emerged? How are they being addressed?

* What new business models can help electric utilities adapt and grow in a market with
significant distributed generation penetration and declining revenue?

* What tools are needed to cost effectively shift from a traditional fuel mix to a greater
renewable resource mix without sacrificing reliability?

* Who has developed a successful road map for energy company transition?

Chris Vlahoplus, partner and clean tech & sustainability practice leader at ScottMadden, and
John Pang, partner at ScottMadden, will attend this event. For real time updates, follow them
@ChrisVlahoplus and @PangJohnC.

For more information about this event, please contact us.

About ScottMadden's Clean Tech & Sustainability Practice

Leveraging our energy expertise, the ScottMadden Clean Tech & Sustainability practice helps
our clients effectively navigate through the quickly changing energy landscape. We specialize
in assisting our clients with sustainable energy strategies and making smart portfolio choices.

We work with our clients to understand and effectively utilize cleaner, renewable sources of
energy, such as nuclear, wind, solar, biomass, and biofuels. Our experienced team of energy
practitioners understands the roles of energy efficiency, demand response, and storage as part
of an integrated strategy. We also assist clients with sustainability, bringing an understanding
of energy-unique concerns.

About ScottMadden, Inc.
ScottMadden is the management consulting firm that does what it takes to get it done right. Our practice areas include Energy, Clean Tech & Sustainability, and Corporate & Shared Services. We deliver a broad array of consulting services ranging from strategic planning through implementation across many industries, business units, and functions. To learn more, visit

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