There are two major steps involved in the interconnection process: applying for interconnection and receiving permission to operate (PTO).
One difficulty that solar PV and other clean-tech companies face when looking to expand their business into other states is that every state is different – different in their goals, policies, interconnection processes, technical standards, data availability, and other factors.
For solar PV companies like developers, EPCs (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction), and contractors, it’s about questions […]
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If you work with utility-scale or community solar PV, you may have heard the utility refer to the term “power flow study”, also called “load flow study”, and wonder what that is.
Utility distribution feeders are designed and operated at medium voltage, also called primary voltage, which is typically between 4 kV and 35 kV in […]
As increasing amounts of solar PV connect to electric distribution systems, in the forms of utility-scale solar PV and behind-the-meter solar PV, a critical question that many in the industry have is “How Much Solar PV Can a Feeder Host?” The maximum amount of Solar PV that a given distribution feeder can host (or that can […]
The latest revision of IEEE 1547TM-2018 – IEEE Standard for Interconnection and Interoperability of Distributed Energy Resources with Associated Electric Power Interfaces turns five years old this year. Many solar PV developers and engineers that are just entering the industry aren’t familiar with the standard’s background and the requirements that it imposes on Distributed Energy […]