Successful clean energy policy and market planning needs to build on past lessons learned and careful examination of alternative options.

SEA has developed best practice studies on various subject matters for decision makers to leverage available data, literature, knowledge and experience in order to guide their assessment on effective clean energy solutions. Our best practice studies experience spans all geography, from the state to international level, and all topics, having advised stakeholders on a variety of issues including:

  • Renewable energy procurement and contracting
  • Solar policy support
  • Distributed energy resources policies and programs
  • Renewable portfolio standards
  • Feed-in tariffs
  • Renewable energy credit (REC) tracking systems

SEA’s best practices study engagement typically includes the following support steps:

  • Collaborating with decision makers to identify implementation objectives
  • Researching the existing body of clean energy and other relevant experience, including performing literature reviews, conducting surveys and interviews, and our own integrative analysis
  • Compiling and distilling research results
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of alternative clean energy practices in fulfilling the implementation objectives based on SEA-defined metrics
  • Distilling and articulating recommendations for decision makers

Our Best Practice Studies Experts

Bob Grace

President & Managing Director

Tom Michelman

Senior Director, DER Practice Area Lead

Jason Gifford

Senior Director

Jim Kennerly


Po-Yu Yuen

Senior Consultant, Market Analytics Manager

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