interconnection

We Need Interconnection Reform to Unlock the Benefits of Energy Storage

This article was originally published in PV Magazine. Outdated interconnection policies remain a significant barrier to unlocking the full value of energy storage on the distribution grid. Here’s how to fix it. It’s widely recognized that one of the greatest

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Interconnection Is Broken: Radical Rethinking Is Needed to Achieve Clean Energy Goals

This article was originally published in PV Magazine. We’re running out of time to transition our electric grid to clean energy sources at the pace needed to meet climate goals; it’s time to rethink the way states approach interconnection or

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Minnesota PUC Fines Xcel Energy $1 Million for Interconnection Failures

Minnesota utility Xcel Energy was fined one million dollars on Thursday for exceeding a maximum number of customer service complaints as a result of significant delays in its processing of interconnection requests for solar projects. A ruling from the Minnesota

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State Interconnection Rules: The Gatekeepers to Energy Storage

This article was originally published in the Fall 2020 issue of Solar Builder Magazine and on its website on November 19, 2020. FERC Order 841, which was upheld by a D.C. Circuit Court ruling this summer, made clear that states

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Overcoming the Barriers to Energy Storage Interconnection

New DOE-funded Project Will Develop Solutions to the Challenges of Storage Interconnection This article was originally published by North American Clean Energy. The energy storage industry has advanced rapidly, demonstrating the critical role storage technologies have to play in enabling

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How IEEE 1547.1-2020 Paves the Way for More Energy Storage & a Smarter Grid

This article originally appeared in Energy Storage News. A newly released standard creates nationally applicable guidance for DER manufacturers on how grid support functions in their products will be tested. This paves the way for U.S. states to adopt more modern

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New Project Will Tackle Barriers to Energy Storage Interconnection

Energy storage technologies have a crucial role to play in enabling the transition to a low-carbon economy. Despite significant growth of the energy storage market in recent years, the process of connecting this technology to the electricity grid remains complex

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Forward-thinking states charge ahead on energy storage

Although it may seem straightforward to integrate energy storage into state energy markets, the characteristics that make storage so valuable and attractive also make it challenging to address in policy and regulatory contexts.

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The Evolution of Hosting Capacity Analysis as a Grid Modernization Tool

For anyone in the distributed energy industry, the term “hosting capacity analysis” is one to know. Hosting capacity analysis (HCA) is a new analytical tool that can help states and utilities plan for and build a cleaner electric grid that optimizes customer-driven distributed energy resources (DERs), such as rooftop solar and energy storage.

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Interconnection Workshop at Solar Power Southeast

What’s working and what’s not working with interconnection in the Southeast and across the country? Join IREC and SEIA at Solar Power Southeast in Atlanta on May 14, 1:00-4:30 and find out!

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