Clean energy interconnection processes involve complex regulatory structures, specific jurisdictional authorities, and numerous stakeholders. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has funded many studies that examine existing best practices, develop standards, and aggregate data. See a list of resources below and connect to a member of our Interconnection Innovation e-Xchange (i2X) team to get real-time assistance with your interconnection challenges.

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Top 10 Useful Interconnection Resources

  1. U.S. Department of Energy: Wind Energy Technology Office’s Wind Systems Integration Workshop
  2. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: Bulk-Power System Interconnection Queue Data and Analysis     
  3. National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Retrospective Analysis of Distributed Solar Interconnection Timelines and Related State Mandates (PDF)
  4. North American Electric Reliability Corporation: Reliability Guideline Improvements to Interconnection Requirements for BPS-Connected Inverter-Based Resources (PDF)
  5. National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Educational Resources for IEEE 1547-2018 Standard for “Interconnection and Interoperability of Distributed Energy Resources with Associated Electric Power Systems Interfaces”
  6. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: P2800 Standard for “Interconnection and Interoperability of Inverter-Based Resources Interconnecting with Associated Transmission Systems”
  7. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) “Building for the Future through Electric Regional Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation and Generator Interconnection”
  8. Interstate Renewable Energy Council: Data Validation for Hosting Capacity Analyses
  9. Interstate Renewable Energy Council: Toolkit and Guidance for the Interconnection of Energy Storage and Solar-Plus-Storage
  10. National Renewable Energy Laboratory: The SolarAPP+ for Residential Solar Permitting

Efforts and Working Groups in which i2X Participates 

  1. North American Electric Reliability Corporation: Inverter-Based Resource Performance Working Group (IRPWG)
  2. North American Electric Reliability Corporation: System Planning Impacts from DER Working Group (SPIDERWG)  
  3. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: Joint Federal-State Task Force on Electric Transmission  
  4. U.S. Department of Energy: Office of Electricity Building a Better Grid Initiative's National Transmission Planning Study

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