Optimizing Interconnection for Renewables and Storage image of windmills and solar panels in a green fieldA National Forum for Addressing Process and Technical Issues
January 23-24, 2019 | Phoenix, AZ
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Join our CEO, Jeff Ressler along with Justin Orkney from Tucson Electric Power for a discussion on Optimizing Interconnection – Lessons Learned from the Southwest, from 3:45 – 4:45 pm on January 23rd.

Utilities in the U.S. Southwest have seen tremendous growth in solar penetration over the last few years, with the latest SEIA projections reaching >4.0 GW and over ½ a million homes for the states of Arizona and New Mexico. While regulatory processes have laid out a framework for growth to continue, innovative approaches taken by Southwest utilities have led to the launch of new programs to engage and retain retail customers with a variety of DG options. As both the regulatory process and business direction evolve over time, Southwest utilities have deployed integrated interconnection solutions that allow them to remain flexible. In this session, you will learn about the processes pioneered by Southwest utilities to serve both industry and utility interconnection applications. Lessons learned and best practices will be relevant for any utilities preparing for a future with more DER and evolving business models.   Session focus points include how to:

  • Enable DER programs that work for both the utility and industry
  • Improve grid safety and business efficiency with better data access
  • Extract key data and analytics that feed business critical utility needs like planning and operations
  • Leverage integrations with existing distribution planning, GIS, ERP, and customer information tools in the process