December 2, 2023

distribution system

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Proactive Hosting Capacity Planning is Essential for Evolving Grid
Utilities and customers both benefit when proactive hosting capacity planning is used to get ahead of the rising demand for distributed energy resources, panelists at the RE+ conference in Las Vegas said.
ACEEE Paper Says Rate Design Can Avoid Higher Bills from Electrification
ACEEE released a report highlighting strategies for avoiding higher overall energy bills from electrification, which is a concern for states with high average power prices.
NY Creates Coordinated Grid Planning Process
The New York Public Service Commission approved the state’s first-ever Coordinated Grid Planning Process.
Cal Advocates
California EV Grid Fixes Could Cost $35B Less than Estimated
Upgrading California’s grid to serve millions of electric vehicles could cost far less than the $50 billion that a recent study indicated, Cal Advocates say.
Alburquerque Public Schools
Report: Storage Projects Stymied at Distribution System Interconnection
Applied Economics Clinic and the Clean Energy Group have found that distribution system bottlenecks are slowing the interconnection of distributed resources.
NRDC: PJM Interconnection Queue Roadblock to State Renewable Goals
The Natural Resources Defense Council finds that PJM’s backlogged interconnection is challenging states' renewable portfolio goals; PJM is committed to continuing to improve.
NERC, WECC Outline EV Charging Reliability Impacts
A new report suggests that electric utilities and the EV industry need to work together to address the charging behavior of EVs during grid disturbances.
Industry Says DOE Proposal Would Exacerbate Transformer Shortages
DOE's proposal to update efficiency standards for distribution transformers would make supply shortages of the key grid equipment worse, industry argued.
Contractors Insurance Agency
Settlement Hearing Ordered for PG&E, SF Distribution Dispute
FERC ordered settlement judge procedures for a 3-year-old dispute between PG&E and the city of San Francisco and over the provision of distribution service.
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GridCONNEXT Digs into Grid-Telecom Convergence
The convergence of the electric grid and telecommunications system is inevitable, critical and underway, says Commonwealth Edison CEO Gil Quiniones.

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