The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) is partnering with ScottMadden Management Consultants to conduct a benchmarking study on renewable energy organizational structure within North American electric utilities.
The organizations say they will be studying how much effort utilities put into managing renewable energy and how strategic development and tactical execution is impacted by organizational chart structures. The analysis will also provide a baseline for annual research to track progress and evolution of utility best practices.
"This is a first-of-its-kind study that will examine how different utilities organize their renewable energy groups and functions," comments Eran Mahrer, SEPA's executive vice president of research and strategy. "The hope is that we can provide best practices on how these two areas can be optimized for maximum efficiency."
Utilities participating in the benchmarking study will receive a detailed report, and all SEPA members will be provided an overview of the findings, the organizations note.