05 Jan '18, 3am

A New Frontier: The Interconnection of Energy Storage

A New Frontier: The Interconnection of Energy Storage

You purchased that spiffy new rooftop solar array and waited patiently in the queue to get interconnected to the grid. Now that you’re generating kilowatts-hours, you’ve decided to invest in a residential energy storage system to maximize your ability to avoid paying for peak priced power. There’s one hiccup, though: what do your state’s interconnection rules mean for connecting your new battery to the grid? We’ve now arrived at a cutting-edge topic in interconnection, one that several states have recently addressed or are working on addressing, and which many more will need to address soon. As IREC discussed in our recent report, Charging Ahead: An Energy Storage Guide for State Policymakers , energy storage promises to play a critical role at all levels of the electric system, from traditional, utility scale generation down to residential customer applications. It is als...

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