Distribution Resources Planning news and events


The rise of Distribution Resources Planning (May 17, 2018)
Distribution Resources Planning: Laying the foundation for a modern grid (January 23, 2018)
Distribution Resources Planning (June 20, 2017)

Regulatory filings

California: May 7, 2018.  Comments to the CPUC protesting proposals to redact data that would support DER opportunities to provide cost effective grid services and the deferral of conventional grid investments.
California: March 14, 2018. Comments to the CPUC supporting California’s grid modernization efforts.
Colorado: February 21, 2018. Reply comments on Distribution Resources Planning in Colorado, with clarification on Hosting Capacity Analysis.
California: February 16, 2018. Comments supporting the extension of the Distribution Resources Planning proceeding.
Colorado: January 31, 2018. Opening comments to the Colorado PUC offering rules on Distribution Resources Planning.
California: January 16, 2018. Comments to the CPUC addressing Track 3 policy issues on forecasts and the Distribution Investment and Deferral Process.
Virginia: September 15, 2017. Comments to the Virginia State Corporation Commission recommending proven policies and procedures for distribution grid planning.
California: September 14, 2017. Supporting the Proposed Decision on Interconnection Capacity Analysis and locational net benefits.
California: August 7, 2017. Properly evaluating DER in Distribution Resources Planning.
California: July 10, 2017. DER growth forecast recommendations.
California: May 10, 2017. Scope and scheduling of ICA and LNBA – additional comments.
California: May 3, 2017. Scope and scheduling of ICA and LNBA.
California: July 29, 2016. Distribution Resources Plan demonstration projects.
California: May 13, 2016. Improving data access in Distribution Resources Plans.
California: December 12, 2014. Distribution Resources Plans comments on draft guidance.
California: October 6, 2014. Distribution Resources Plans reply comments.
California: September 5, 2014. Distribution Resources Plans – Responses to Order Instituting Rulemaking.

Media coverage

Clean energy risks, potential to transform business model seen in PG&E crisis | S&P Global Market Intelligence (January 16, 2019)
After some drama, California’s major utilities have published updated Interconnection Capacity Analysis maps | Solar Builder Magazine (January 14, 2019)
California IOUs provide solar developers with map to grow renewables | Utility Dive (January 8, 2019)
California grid data is live – solar developers take note | pv magazine (January 7, 2019)
Utilities Publish Updated ICA Maps, Boon for DER Planning | California Energy Markets (January 4, 2019)
California utilities release maps showing where solar generation projects can easily be developed | Solar Power World (January 3, 2019)
IOUs Push for Restrictions on PV RAM Map Use | California Energy Markets (November 2, 2018)
California Utilities Ordered to Reopen Grid Maps | Greentech Media (October 10, 2018)
Explaining the Unfolding Conflict Over Grid Data Access in California | Greentech Media (September 21, 2018)
To Unleash Wholesale Distributed Generation, We Must Streamline Interconnection | Greentech Media (July 20, 2018)
It’s Time for Grid Planners to Put Distributed Resources on Par with Transmission | Greentech Media (November 13, 2013)