As costs of renewable energy continue to fall and more systems connect to the grid, interconnection procedures developed over the last decade are under strain. First developed in 2005 and updated in 2009, the 2013 edition of IREC’s Model Interconnection Procedures synthesizes a number of best practices in the evolution of safe and reliable connecting renewable energy systems to the utility grid. April 2013
As an active participant at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and in dozens of state commission rulemakings over the past decade, IREC has identified and synthesized best practices in use across the country in our Model Interconnection Procedures, a free resource available to states for reference as they develop and/or refine their own rules. Our goal with these model procedures: to streamline the regulatory process, save state resources and avoid the need to reinvent the wheel on interconnection.
A supplement to our Model Interconnection Procedures, our Priority Interconnection Considerations Memo [PDF] provides a list of key interconnection considerations for states working to improve and/or update their interconnection procedures. (August 2017)