How does ConnectTheGrid work?ConnectTheGrid provides utilities, municipalities, customers and contractors:
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ConnectTheGrid is a cloud-based, modular application designed to streamline the interconnection process, resulting in reduced soft costs and an improved customer experience. ConnectTheGrid has a variety of features and functionalities, including the ability to collect, track, and manage the enrollment application process (interconnection and net metering) between the customer and the utility.
Engage your customers
At the time of interconnection, customers have already invested a lot of time and money. You need to engage them by offering real-time responses and tracking. ConnectTheGrid’s online application delivers an intuitive easy way for customers to submit applications with the necessary information in just a few clicks.
Accelerate DG interconnection approvals
Reduce time to interconnection approval and lower staff-related costs by automating the review process and tracking. ConnectTheGrid allows you to meet regulators’ strict approval timelines by notifying your staff of upcoming deadlines and directly reporting your success to the regulators. It also collects, tracks, and manages the enrollment application process (interconnection/net metering) between the customer and the utility as it moves through the many utility technical screens and department approvals.
Customize reports to meet your needs
ConnectTheGrid offers on-demand reports of DER systems, or aggregated DER system by feeder/phase, substation or region. These reports are both web and Excel-based. Utilities can customize reports to meet internal, regulatory and other stakeholder requirements.
Today, most utilities are not able to incorporate all of the distributed energy resources (DER) into their power purchasing decisions, scenario planning for upcoming grid investments or demand response. To do so requires visibility into these systems and the ability to more accurately forecast the DER system outputs. ConnectTheGrid was architected to leverage the master data set of DER to leverage the opportunity to incorporate DER into these forward looking functions.
ConnectTheGrid’s Energy Forecasting Module can forecast the DER energy and demand for use in estimating short- and long-term system capacity and energy needs in a manner that is truly reflective of the minute, hourly, and daily fluctuations of renewable energy sourced at the edge of the grid. With its master database of all DERs on the grid, and adaptive energy forecasting algorithm, ConnectTheGrid helps energy managers forecast the output of the DER resources and helps the distribution planning engineers identify where to best add storage or consider system updates to maintain power quality and reliability.
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