Minnesota Overhauls Interconnection Standards to Streamline Clean Energy (Some Decisions Deferred)
On May 24th, Minnesota made new strides for clean energy and became the third state in the Midwest in the last three years to adopt wholesale reforms to their state interconnection procedures – creating a more transparent and effective interconnection process for customers. The updated rules are the result of more than two years of work at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC), by IREC, in partnership with Fresh Energy and the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC).
Improving Risk-Based Review to Enable Developers to “Fly” Through Interconnection Hurdles
Making safe, reliable interconnection of renewable energy easier is the goal. Increasing the number of interconnections, through improved application efficiency and cost-effectiveness, while maintaining safety and electrical system reliability, that’s the challenge. Just last week, Massachusetts adopted revised interconnection procedures that should pave the way for more renewable energy projects to come on line there. ...