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

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||

HeatSpring Hosts First IEEE-Credentialed CEU/PDH Course

Chances are if you do any work related to electricity and engineering, you’ve heard of IEEE. 

IEEE stands for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, an organization dedicated to advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE serves professionals involved in all aspects of the electrical, electronic, and computing fields and related areas […]

Transmission and Distribution Interconnection Standards – Does Your Organization Know About Them?

Utility interconnection standards will be critical for increasing the connection of DER (Distributed Energy Resources), including solar PV, to distribution and transmission systems.  In the US, IEEE 1547-2018 is a predominant standard, accompanied by UL 1741 for testing, that governs interconnection of DER to distribution.  Since distribution organizations are regulated by state-level public service commissions, […]

May 4th, 2022|Categories: Electrical Distribution, Megawatt Design, Solar, Solar Utility Interconnection, Utilities||

Free NABCEP CEU – Live Webinar on Utility-Scale PV and Distribution Voltage Challenges

Live Webinar – Wednesday, June 8th – 12-1:30pm EST – Reserve your spot on HeatSpring

If you or your company have worked on developing utility-scale projects, you know that connecting large PV power plants to the grid can present challenges, especially if there is a knowledge gap between the solar developers and distribution utilities. Level up your […]

Ask an Expert: What are Some Challenges of Adding More Distributed Energy to the Grid?

In the Ask an Expert series, HeatSpring instructors and industry thought leaders answer a question on the minds of the HeatSpring community. This session, we are joined by Chris Brown and Chris LaForge, instructors of the Utility Scale Commercial & Industrial Solar and Storage Series. They answer the question – what are some of the […]