June 13, 2024

interconnection queue

CAISO Board Approves Interconnection Enhancements Proposal
The CAISO board unanimously approved the ISO’s Interconnection Process Enhancements proposal, the product of more than a year of stakeholder engagement and troubleshooting.
Stakeholders Seek Clarity on CAISO Interconnection Process Plan
Stakeholders are still seeking clarity on details in CAISO’s plan to streamline its interconnection process after the ISO released its final proposal to address the issue after 10 intensive months. 
CAISO Can Close 2024 Interconnection Window, FERC Rules
FERC approved CAISO’s request to forgo this year’s process for taking interconnection applications, giving the ISO more time to study last year’s record-breaking number of requests.
CAISO Seeks FERC’s OK to Shut 2024 Interconnection Window
CAISO wants to stop taking new interconnection applications this year as it works through the “unprecedented volume” of requests submitted for the previous study period.
Cypress Creek Renewables
NYISO Cautions FERC on Solar Dev’s Request for More Time in Queue
NYISO submitted a motion to intervene on Oxbow Hill Solar’s request to FERC for a waiver concerning interconnection procedures, saying the request could have implications for the broader market.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
FERC Interconnection Rule Sets Penalties, Ends ‘Reasonable Efforts’ Standard

FERC’s revamp of its generator interconnection procedures will impose penalties on transmission providers that fail to complete studies on time.

IREC/Vote Solar
Report: DER Interconnection in ‘Real Disarray’ Across US
States lag on interconnection policies, but the IREC/Vote Solar study does not recognize the work some utilities are doing to streamline the process.
Transmission Report Card Grades MISO ‘B,’ Southeast ‘F’
Americans for a Clean Energy Grid gave MISO and CAISO top grades for regional transmission planning and development; PJM and ISO-NE scored poorly.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Interconnection Costs on the Rise, Berkeley Lab Study Finds

Interconnection costs are on the rise across the U.S., according to a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory analysis of thousands of projects in five organized electricity markets.

Wood Mackenzie
WoodMac: More than 1.8 GW of US Energy Storage Projects Delayed in Q1
After a strong showing last year, the U.S. energy storage market shrank in the first quarter of 2023, with grid-scale installations dropping 21% year over year, according to a new report.

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