Hosting capacity analysis (HCA) is a grid transparency tool that assesses the ability of the electric grid to host additional distributed energy resources (DERs)—such as solar and energy storage—at specific locations, without the need for costly upgrades or lengthy interconnection studies. HCA is gaining momentum as a critical tool for integrating more renewable energy on the grid. However, the process of developing an HCA is a complex one, with many important decisions that will determine how useful the final product is.

Drawing from lessons learned about the factors necessary to produce a useful Hosting Capacity Analysis gained through work in states around the country, IREC recently released Key Decisions for Hosting Capacity Analyses, a paper that walks stakeholders through the variety of issues and decisions that may need to be considered as a public-facing HCA is developed.

Tune in to our webinar on Wednesday, October 6, at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET to gain:
* an understanding of the key decisions in the development of an HCA;
* the implications of these decisions on the final HCA and how useful it is to support the deployment of DERs, including both generation (e.g., solar and storage) and load (e.g., transportation and building electrification); and
* real-world examples from states that have already navigated the HCA development process.

* Yochi Zakai, Attorney at Shute, Mihaly and Weinberger, LLP, attorney for IREC and paper author
* Radina Valova, IREC Vice President – Regulatory Program
* Sky Stanfield, Partner at Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger, LLP, attorney for IREC and paper author

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