Andrew Kaplan Speaker at EUCI Conference: Optimizing the Interconnection Process

Pierce Atwood Energy Practice Group Partner Andrew Kaplan will participate in a discussion titled, “Interconnection to the Electric Grid: A Brief History, Current Challenges, and Policy/Regulatory Landscape.” Topics to be discussed include:

  • How the interconnection process works: traditional vs. renewable processes
  • Background/history of FERC standard interconnection agreements and procedures for generators
  • Current status of FERC generator interconnection requirements
  • The role of state rules and procedures for interconnection
  • Potential regulatory and policy directions for renewable and DER interconnection
  • Proposed FERC reforms to improve the efficiency of interconnection requests and remove barriers to development
  • Adapting rules for storage devices in front of and behind the meter (i.e., DER aggregation)

Please visit the EUCI conference website to view the complete agenda.