Distributed Generation Interconnection Collaborative
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DGIC members are included in quarterly informational meetings and discussions related to distributed PV interconnection practices, research, and innovation.
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NREL facilitates the Distributed Generation Interconnection Collaborative (DGIC) with support from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) to foster knowledge sharing on distributed photovoltaic (PV) interconnection practices, research, and innovation to:
- Identify and overcome data and informational gaps
- Address process and technical challenges
- Enable informed decision-making and planning for the anticipated rise in grid-connected, distributed PV resources.
Keep up to date with the current interconnection issues in the industry with the DGIC Interconnection Insights.
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December 8, 2016, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. MST
DGIC: Key Outcomes of NREL's Utility Technical Assistance Program
This meeting will highlight the experiences of two utilities who applied for and received assistance from the U.S. Department of Energy's Utility Solar Technical Assistance program pilot. The webinar will discuss two of these in-depth projects: (1) financial viability of co-located solar-plus-storage facilities in Pasadena, CA, and (2) project finance for community solar in the U.S. Midwest. The technical assistance recipients and NREL subject matter experts will discuss the key outcomes and lessons learned from these experiences.
Prior Meetings and Presentations
In this report, Industry Perspectives on Advanced Inverters for U.S. Solar Photovoltaic Systems: Grid Benefits, Deployment Challenges, and Emerging Solutions, NREL and SEPA aim to clarify current utility strategies and other considerations related to advanced inverter deployment.
See examples of how utilities are analyzing and establishing interconnection practices through work done by the Massachusetts Technical Standards Review Group.
Access information related to NREL's analysis of residential and small commercial photovoltaic (PV) interconnection process time frames in the United States.
In this case study, Decreasing Soft Costs for Solar Photovoltaics by Improving the Interconnection Process: A Case Study of Pacific Gas and Electric, NREL examined how PG&E achieved a faster, more efficient interconnection approval process despite rising application volumes.
Learn how NREL works with utilities.