Part of a century-old European group, BayWa r.e., spoke on interconnection challenges, transparency, and the enduring vision needed to navigate gigawatts of interconnection queue positions.
“The reality is that without adequate electric grids and processes in place to connect this new wave of electricity supply with demand, it will be hard, if not impossible, to reach our clean energy goals,” writes Jeff Perry of Agilitas Energy.
The draft roadmap developed through DOE’s i2X stakeholder process details 34 approaches that would help speed interconnection and lower its cost. Last year’s stated goals to reduce interconnection costs and timelines by 50% within five years are not mentioned.
IREC’s latest analysis compares group studies with serial solar interconnection studies, concluding that while group studies can help manage queue challenges, they don’t significantly expedite necessary grid upgrades.
Also on the rise: Nextracker unveils three next-gen solar racking products. LG Energy Solution to sell residential energy storage with inverter in U.S. And more.
Texas grid operator ERCOT is enabling rapid growth in solar and wind capacity through an interconnection process known as “connect and manage.” That approach could be used across the U.S. with modifications, according to a new study.
Any state could adopt current “best practices” for interconnecting distributed solar and storage by instituting model procedures published by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, the group suggests in a report.
Also on the rise: SolarEdge stock trades down despite record revenue in Q2. Sunnova to participate in battery emergency program in Puerto Rico. And more.
Over 2,000 GW of generation and storage were trapped in interconnection queues. Wait times averaged five years. FERC introduced numerous reforms that will help mend this problem.
A coalition of distributed solar installers has petitioned to throw out an interconnection cost allocation rule in Virginia that has led to project delays and cost increases.
The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.