Utility Integration

Consumer advocates and distributed renewables developers’ interests are aligned when it comes to grid interconnection costs. They both want consumer utility bills and interconnection costs to be lower. There are three ways for consumer advocates and developers to coordinate better. They should: 1) not lose sight of the fact that distributed renewables provide better reliability...
Utility Integration

A common question for renewable developers interconnecting to a transmission system is whether they should pay more and procure a network resource interconnection service (NRIS) or pay less for energy resource interconnection service (ERIS)? The difference is this: A network service reserves transmission capacity on the grid for the renewable developer whereas an energy service...
Storage

Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) Board expects to approve a first interregional Market Efficiency Project (MEP) at its June 2020 meeting. Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Maryland Interconnection (PJM) Board already approved this project last December. This market efficiency project is a first for both MISO and PJM from a joint and common market perspective. MISO’s Transmission Expansion Plan...