Decision Options Matrix for IEEE 1547-2018 Adoption
IEEE 1547-2018 is a technical standard that establishes how distributed energy resources (DERs)—like solar and energy storage—can connect to the grid. In particular, it establishes interconnection requirements for smart inverters, whose advanced “grid support” functions can help the grid accommodate higher levels of renewable energy. This checklist can help regulators, utility staff, and other DER stakeholders navigate the key decisions they need to make in order to align interconnection rules with IEEE 1547-2018.
Paving the Way: Emerging Best Practices for Electric Vehicle Charger Interconnection
This paper reviews the process for connecting electric vehicle (EV) chargers to the grid, lists the challenges faced by third-party EV charging station (EVCS) developers, and identifies options for addressing these challenges through new policies and practices at the state, local, and utility levels.
Data Validation for Hosting Capacity Analyses Webinar
IREC and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) partnered to release a report to identify best practices for producing trusted, validated HCA results reflecting real-world grid conditions. Access the presentation slides and watch the informational webinar that was hosted on May 10, 2022.
Data Validation for Hosting Capacity Analyses
IREC and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) partnered to identify best practices for producing trusted, validated HCA results reflecting real-world grid conditions.
Toolkit and Guidance for the Interconnection of Energy Storage and Solar-Plus-Storage
Download the BATRIES Toolkit for the culmination of over a year of research and analysis by utility and industry experts to develop solutions to eight barriers to energy storage interconnection.
Paving the Way: Enabling Equitable Electric Vehicle Shared Mobility Programs
This paper explores the role of utilities and Public Service Commissions in supporting the build-out of charging infrastructure for equitable EV shared mobility programs.