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

Why Learn About Electric Utility Distribution Equipment?

Hi, my name is Tim Taylor and I have a course called “A Virtual Tour of Electric Utility Distribution Equipment”. I’ve been getting the question: “why do you have this course?”. It’s really to answer a lot of questions that people have when they begin to interact with utilities in a professional setting for the […]

August 25th, 2021|Categories: Electrical Distribution, Energy Storage, Solar Utility Interconnection, Utilities||

Electric Vehicle Charging

Available charging options are a key factor that will drive future sales of electric vehicles. For folks involved in distribution system planning and engineering, there are a number of concerns related to Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE). These include:

Peak demand (kW or MW)LocationLoad profiles of the EVSE (load vs. time)

While there’s not a […]

What is NEM Paired Storage?

“Energy Storage Net Metering”, also known as “NEM Paired Storage”, allows a customer with a behind-the-meter solar + storage system to discharge their battery, exporting stored energy back to the grid and receive a net energy metering credit.

NEM Paired Storage can impact the economics of an energy storage project in a meaningfully positive way. It’s […]

Electric Distribution Academy on HeatSpring

We are pleased that Electric Distribution Academy courses are now offered exclusively on HeatSpring. Utility transmission and distribution systems are a key component in the changes that are taking place in the electricity supply chain. More renewable generation and storage is being built and connected to utility systems, and transportation electrification is seeing increased support […]

This New Free Class Might Win You Your Next Project

Tim Taylor just released a new free class: Overview of Electric Distribution Equipment.

If you’re a system designer, project developer, installation professional, or O&M specialist, understanding how the grid works will unlock a higher level of creativity and problem solving. You’ll be able to have better conversations with regulators, inspectors, permitting agencies and customers about your […]