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.
For more information, contact Kristen Ardani.
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NREL facilitates the Distributed Generation Interconnection Collaborative (DGIC) with support from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and 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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August 17, 2016, 2 p.m. EST
What's a Watt Worth?
Join the DGIC team for a discussion of three novel approaches to valuing distributed energy resources (DER) from California, New York, and Texas. As DER's become more prevalent, states across the country are seeking to design consistent and durable valuation and compensation schemes for these resources.
Webinar highlights include:
Locational valuation of DER and DER in wholesale markets, presented by Sai Moorty of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)
Locational Net Benefits Analysis piece of the Distribution Resource Plans: What progress has been made to date, what components of the value are being considered and how value is being differentiated by location. Antonio Alvarez and Larsen Plano of PG&E will provide valuable lessons to other states and utilities now tackling similar issues.
Distribution-level markets for DER.
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.
NREL's Solar Technical Assistance Team (STAT) now offers technical assistance to utilities needing guidance to integrate solar PV.
Learn how NREL works with utilities.