New IREC Project Will Tackle Barriers to Energy Storage Interconnection

15 Jul 2020

IREC is excited to announce a new 3-year project that aims to simplify the interconnection process for energy storage and solar-plus-storage projects.

The project team, led by IREC and supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office, aims to reduce the costs and time to process interconnection applications by identifying and developing solutions to regulatory and technical barriers, allowing for safe interconnection of standalone energy storage and solar-plus-storage projects on the distribution grid. 

The project team includes the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the Energy Storage Association (ESA), the California Solar & Storage Association (CALSSA), utilities New Hampshire Electric Cooperative Inc. (NHEC) and PacifiCorp, and law firm Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger, LLP (SMW).