Solar Energy (Photovolatics)
The integration of renewable energy resources into the electric grid is one of the most significant challenges facing both solar project developers and utilities. With increasing solar projects, there are more interconnection requests and impact to the electric grid. This presentation will discuss a successful and efficient approach to meeting Cal. Rule 21 and other regulations in the works that require utilities to publicly share capacity for renewables. Through capacity analysis modeling, both utilities and renewable project developers are able to quickly and intuitively access critical data that facilitates solar project development. Attendees will learn how to rapidly identify the parameters critical in the design of specific installations or complete networks through network modeling, initial network performance diagnostics and a wide range of power engineering studies, ranging from transient phenomenon to strategic investment plans. Attendees will see a live capacity circuit map that provides guidance on suitable locations for distributed energy resource interconnection projects. The presentation will illustrate the importance of running capacity analysis simulations in order to reduce labor and human error, prior to budgeting and engaging in new projects – leaving attendees with the knowledge and resources required to simplify the integration of solar projects, capacity analysis and growth planning.