With more than 2 TW of generation and storage resources currently waiting for transmission interconnection, speeding up the pace at which new projects can be permitted and connected to the grid is imperative for reaching climate goals. But fixing the complex and entrenched interconnection challenge is easier said than done. This session will break down the complicated nature of interconnection and permitting processes facing developers and utilities in today’s market. Attendees will hear from an interconnection expert on real solutions to these complications, including potential strategies to streamline permitting and interconnection obstacles. The presentation will include concrete examples that illustrate the inherent complexity with these challenges and how solutions are being implemented in real-world settings. Attendees will walk away with a clear sense of how they might incorporate these solutions in their work to accelerate progress toward a clean energy future.
January 17-19, 2024 / San Diego, CA