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April 5, 2017: Energy Storage Permitting, Interconnection, and Analysis
Speakers: Tria Case, City University of New York; Beth Chacon, Xcel Energy
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Help the DGIC identify industry leaders by nominating peer organizations to be profiled in interconnection case studies.
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Learn about upcoming webinars, including:
May 18, 2017: Distributed Solar for Smaller Utilities
July 19, 2017: Plug-and-Play Solar
September 2017: Aggregation of Distributed Energy Resources
NREL Solar Soft Cost Program Lead
Established in 2013, Distributed Generation Interconnection Collaborative (DGIC) provides a forum for the exchange of best practices for distributed photovoltaic (PV) interconnection between electric utilities, solar industry participants, and other stakeholders.
NREL facilitates the DGIC with support from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and delivers webinars, blogs, and other content to support utilities in their efforts to meet their safety, reliability, and customer service goals for distributed PV interconnection.
The DGIC currently focuses on the following topic areas; additional informational resources are available for each.
As distributed PV systems are deployed more broadly in the United States, the availability of key data will only become more important and beneficial.
The growing role of distributed resources in the electricity system is leading to a shift in business models and regulation for electric utilities.
Several utilities that experienced a drastic rise in applications have taken innovative business and technical steps to speed processing, reduce paperwork, and improve customer service.
Many utilities and jurisdictions are seeking the right screening and analytical methods and tools to meet their reliability mandates and customer service goals.
Utilities and other stakeholders have become increasingly concerned about the resulting impacts on grid reliability.