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Bay Area Monitor reports on the Clean Coalition's Valencia Gardens Energy Storage project and load tiering methodology.Read article
Interconnection is recognized by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) as a significant barrier in developing distributed energy resources (DER) and achieving statewide energy and emission goals. While interconnection of net energy metered (NEM) facilities has realized efficiencies, identically sized and similarly sited wholesale distributed generation (WDG) projects in investor-owned utility service territories suffer from interconnection processes that:
Interconnection processes serve two fundamental purposes:
Federal and state regulators are faced with the challenge of keeping interconnection procedures updated against a backdrop of evolving technology, new codes and standards, and considerably transformed market conditions.
The WDG Interconnection Pilot has the goal of facilitating interconnection for WDG projects.
Established by the Peninsula Advanced Energy Community (PAEC) Initiative
PAEC seeks to educate policymakers and stakeholders on beneficial reforms that will keep interconnection processes efficient and cost-effective while maintaining a safe and reliable electric grid.
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Microgrid Knowledge reports on the Clean Coalition's VOR123 methodology as it was discussed during their Microgrid 2021 conference.Read article
Microgrid Knowledge reports on the CEC's new value-of-resilience initiative and the Clean Coalition's existing standardized VOR methodology.Read article