Arizona Public Service (APS) experienced a surge in FERC Large Generator Interconnection applications, due to a growing demand for siting renewable energy projects in Arizona.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has stringent requirements for connecting large generators to the grid, which can be burdensome to utility teams using legacy processes. These requirements include additional reviews, deadlines and reporting (in addition to the typical paperwork and coordination across stakeholders required for interconnection). Failing to meet these requirements can incur fees, as well as lead to dissatisfied customers and builders as projects are delayed.
In the face of this growing volume of large generator interconnection applications, manual processes were straining the team’s bandwidth and risking delays. By implementing PowerClerk®—the utility industry’s leading program management software—APS was able to streamline their process, automating factors such as form validation, stakeholder communication, deadline management and record-keeping. As a result, APS dramatically reduced processing time from weeks to days. Read this case study to learn more!
Listen to Rebecca Crawford, Supervisor of Transmission Contracts and Services at Arizona Public Service, as she shares her team’s experience using PowerClerk to manage FERC Interconnection processes. This video was recorded at Reflow 2023: The PowerClerk Conference.