Adapting Technical Review Processes for Energy Storage Interconnections TrainingIREC and EPRI's Adapting Technical Review Processes for Energy Storage Interconnections training webcast is a technically oriented training and the second in a two-part series on storage flexibility.
IREC and EPRI’s Adapting Technical Review Processes for Energy Storage Interconnections training webcast is a technically oriented training, and the second in a two-part series on storage flexibility. The first part, To Export or Not to Export: How Interconnection Policies Can Enable the Flexibility of Energy Storage Workshop, was aired on Dec. 1 and provides an overview of what storage flexibility is and how it can be incorporated into interconnection rules.
The unique operating capabilities of energy storage offer a range of customer, grid, and environmental benefits. But to address the resource’s inherent flexibility, adapted interconnection rules are needed that ensure controlled import and export of storage. Several key actions and changes to technical review can be considered that 1) define acceptable export control methods, 2) introduce new screens in the interconnection review process, and 3) allow interconnection customers to modify their system design to mitigate grid impacts.
Utility participants in this training will learn:
- the process for defining acceptable export control methods in interconnection procedures, and a detailed description of each export control method;
- how to update screening and study processes to recognize export controls;
- how to assess the inadvertent export impacts of export-controlled systems by incorporating a new screen during review; and
- how to revise interconnection rule language to accommodate DER project modifications during the interconnection process.
This training webcast, sponsored by the DOE-funded BATRIES project, provides a practical, in-depth review of some of the key areas within interconnection rules and procedures that can be evolved to further enable the grid connection and use of energy storage. Intended for a utility audience, this webinar provides ample opportunity to discuss technical issues and practice-oriented questions related to DER with export control.