The intent of this conference is to serve as a forum for the multiple entities involved in the interconnection process.
Sessions will feature the perspectives of project developers, vertically-integrated utilities, transmission and distribution utilities, balancing authorities and system operators to share their expertise and discuss best practices for optimizing the interconnection process.  The content will address both large and small generation projects, with the bulk of discussions and focus centered on distribution-level interconnections for small renewable generator and distributed energy resource (DER) projects.

Join us for the sessions below! 

Distribution-Level Grid Interconnections: Optimizing the Process & Operations of Solar PV, Storage & DERs

Wednesday, July 24, 1:00-2:45 PM

Speaker: Paul DeCotis, Senior Director, Energy & Utilities Practice

  • Overview of how distributed energy resource (DER) interconnections differ from centralized generation interconnection
  • DER interconnection analysis components
  • Managing interconnection of various DER resources to the existing utility grid
  • DER criteria and operations — considerations for utilities that are reaching higher DER penetration levels
  • Grid connected storage 

Analyzing the Value Proposition for Automating the Interconnection Process

Thursday, July 25, 9:30-10:15 AM

Speaker: David South, Senior Principal, Energy & Utilities Practice

  • Automation of the interconnection process – overview and examples
  • Overview of value analysis model – how it relates to interconnection process from start to finish
  • Impact analysis of an automated interconnection process

Closing Panel: Optimizing the Interconnection Process

Thursday, July 25, 10:30-11:45 AM

Moderator: David South, Senior Principal, Energy & Utilities Practice

  • Addressing problems and inefficiencies in the interconnection process
  • Removing barriers to renewable energy, storage and DER integration
  • Grid design and operational improvements for more efficient penetration of renewable energy
  • Smarter ways to provide grid connections for renewable and storage project developers
  • Regulatory and policy updates that would better enable clean energy integration
  • Changes and updates to current practices that would enable schedule certainty, cost certainty, overall system reliability planning 
  • Hybrid generation opportunities



July 24-25, 2019 


Baltimore Gas & Electric Smart Energy Hall
110 W Fayette St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Register below, we hope to see you there!