Achieving High Penetrations of PV: Streamlining Interconnection and Managing Variability in a Utility Distribution System
Friday, Sept 14, 2012, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Orange County Convention Center, West Concourse ‐ Room 306A
This week at the Solar Power International Conference, the Department of Energy (DOE), the Electric Power Research Instisute (EPRI), Sandia National Laboratories, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have joined forces in a workshop that will focus on PV systems operating in the utility system, and it will review operational issues, update interconnection rules and regulatory actions, address PV lessons learned from high penetration scenarios, identify best practices for distributed generation problem mitigation, discuss technology advancements including advanced inverters, consider forecasting tools for grid operators, and review case studies of industry experience. The workshop will address areas of common interest and is designed for PV developers, system integrators, utility distribution and interconnection engineers, inverter manufacturers, forecast providers, and those who work in codes, standards and regulation.