Helping utilities manage new connection applications
Distributed generation (DG) systems, such as residential solar PV, are installed in the United States every four minutes. Electric utilities can’t keep up with the influx of applications for interconnection, the act of connecting this equipment to the power grid. Our broad industry experience coupled with our deep technology skills allowed West Monroe to build ConnectTheGrid ™, a software solution that helps our utility clients enroll and manage DG assets.
Usage of an electronic interconnection enrollment tool is estimated to have reduced processing time for utility employees by between 50% and 60%.
Our utility clients now use a single system of record to determine what customer-sited assets are energized when servicing areas of their grid.
Our deep skillset in cloud deployment has allowed us to implement this solution working within the security constraints of our utility clients.