Best Practices for Distributed Solar and Storage Programs and Interconnections

Alan Saunders

Vice President, Sales and Business Development at Clean Power Research

Benjamin Cuozzo

Senior Advanced Renewables Program Analyst at New York Power Authority

Jeff Cook

Renewable Energy Policy and Market Analyst at NREL Strategic Energy Analysis Center

Learning Objectives

Be it community solar or rooftop solar, utility customers are waking up to the promise of making and using their own solar energy and yet challenges in program design and interconnection remain. This session will review the results of an NREL solar interconnection timeline study and highlight a set of best practices that can help utilities to more efficiently interconnect systems. Attendees will also learn how NYPA works with New York distribution utilities and renewable energy developers to help C&I customers use renewable energy to meet their sustainability goals.