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

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||

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 […]