ScottMadden Inc., one of North America’s leading energy consulting firms, and the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) released a joint report that focuses on approaches that California and New York are taking to integrate distributed energy resources (DERs) into the grid. The report describes key similarities and differences in the two jurisdictions in areas such as interconnection, hosting capacity, data sharing, and regulatory changes.
This report, “Distributed Energy Resources Integration: Policy, Technical, and Regulatory Perspectives from New York and California,” provides a summary view of the various initiatives being undertaken by both states to fully integrate DERs into the electric system.
“New York and California are leading the country in their development of policy and in tackling the technical challenges of integrating DERs,” said Cristin Lyons, partner and grid transformation practice leader at ScottMadden. “This paper provides an overview of the specific actions these two states are taking that we hope will be informative for other regions that are poised to face the same issues.”
About Smart Electric Power Alliance
The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) is an educational nonprofit working to facilitate the utility industry’s transition to a clean energy future through education, research and collaboration. SEPA offers a range of research initiatives and resources, as well as conferences, educational events and professional networking opportunities. SEPA is co-founder and co-sponsor of Solar Power International and winner of the Keystone Policy Center’s 2016 Leadership in Energy Award. For more information, visit www.solarelectricpower.org | Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn
About ScottMadden’s Grid Transformation Practice
For more than 30 years, ScottMadden has helped our clients transform the way they operate, plan, and maintain the grid and interact with their customers. The Grid Transformation practice focuses on helping clients adapt to the myriad changes driven by the increasing penetration of distributed energy resources, such as distributed generation, storage, demand response, and microgrids. We help our clients choose the path that meets their reliability, customer, and regulatory goals, and then we help them implement it.
About ScottMadden, Inc.
ScottMadden is the management consulting firm that does what it takes to get it done right. Our practice areas include Energy, Clean Tech & Sustainability, Corporate & Shared Services, and Grid Transformation. We deliver a broad array of consulting services ranging from strategic planning through implementation across many industries, business units, and functions. To learn more, visit www.scottmadden.com | Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn