California DER interconnection simplified by ‘groundbreaking’ new rule

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle

A new rule from the California Public Utilities Commission is expected to simplify the interconnection process for distributed energy resources (DERs) like solar and battery storage systems.

Under the new rule, DER interconnection requests will be reviewed based on a hosting capacity analysis, which models conditions on the distribution grid. In California, the process is called an integration capacity analysis.

California also expanded the parameters for projects to be fast-tracked.

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