There are two major steps involved in the interconnection process: applying for interconnection and receiving permission to operate (PTO).

New Interconnection Standard for Energy Storage and Distribution – IEEE 1547.9

The development and publishing of interconnection standards and guides to facilitate the large numbers of grid-connected DER (Distributed Energy Resources) to utility systems in the coming years continues, with a new guide focused on energy storage.

On August 5 of 2022, IEEE published IEEE 1547.9-2022, “IEEE Guide for Using IEEE Std 1547™ for Interconnection of Energy […]

October 11th, 2022|Categories: Megawatt Design, Solar, Solar Utility Interconnection, Utilities||

Building and Managing Decentralized Solar Project Teams

Chris Lord has helped fund and develop hundreds of megawatts of solar projects over the past eight years, but his company is small. I asked Chris to explain how he builds and manages a decentralized group of collaborators to have a big impact on the industry.

Chris, talk to me about the nature of the teams […]

What are the biggest deal breakers when it comes to large scale solar projects? – Ask an Expert

In the Ask an Expert series, HeatSpring instructors and industry thought leaders answer a question on the minds of the HeatSpring community. We are joined by Dylan Reitenbach, Project Manager at a national solar developer and financier. 

In this session, Dylan answers the question – what are the biggest deal breakers when it comes to large […]

What is IEEE 1547-2018 and how is it relevant to utility scale solar projects? – Ask an Expert

In the Ask an Expert series, HeatSpring instructors and industry thought leaders answer a question on the minds of the HeatSpring community. We are joined by Tim Taylor, instructor of the Interconnection of Utility-Scale Solar to Distribution course. Tim discusses the high-level basics of IEEE Standard 1547-2018 – Interconnection and Interoperability of Distributed Energy Resources […]

June 22nd, 2022|Categories: Electrical Distribution, Megawatt Design, Solar, Solar Utility Interconnection||

Working in utility-scale solar? What you need to know about interconnection – Ask an Expert

In the Ask an Expert series, HeatSpring instructors and industry thought leaders answer a question on the minds of the HeatSpring community. We are joined by Tim Taylor, instructor of Interconnection of Utility-Scale Solar to Distribution, Introduction to Distribution Systems, and more.

While Tim has previously recorded his answer to this question, students in Tim’s HeatSpring […]

May 12th, 2022|Categories: Electrical Distribution, Megawatt Design, Q+A, Solar, Solar Utility Interconnection, Utilities||