Policy Profile


Policy description:

Interconnection is the process of “plugging into” the grid. For renewable energy, interconnection standards apply to both customer-sited and utility-scale systems, however, the focus of most interconnection standards are customer-sited systems in conjunction with net metering policies. Generally, customers want a clear, streamlined, affordable and predictable system for getting connected to the grid. Without clear interconnection standards, the process customers must follow can be burdensome and expensive. For more information, see the full policy brief.

** Please be advised that the policy information available from Freeing the Grid was last updated in 2016 and state policies may have changed.

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  1. Used existing research by Freeing the Grid to determine interconnection policy components.