Policy Profile

Interconnection

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.

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  1. Has the state adopted a statewide interconnection policy?
  2. Do interconnection rules provide for multiple levels of review for different system sizes?
  3. Has state adopted interconnection procedures that align with FERC model rules?
  4. Do interconection rules apply to systems sized at least 50 kilowatts?
  5. Do interconection rules apply to systems sized at least 2 megawatts?
  6. Do interconection rules apply to systems larger than 10 megawatts?