Let’s Get (Somewhat) Technical An Introduction to Energy Storage-Related Interconnection Standards WorkshopThis is the first part of a two-part training series on energy storage-related interconnection standards.
Many distributed energy resource interconnection rules today do not directly address energy storage or enable its unique capabilities. Energy storage, both standalone and paired with solar, has the ability to control power output, including the amount of electricity exported to the grid, and can provide valuable grid benefits. The complex control capabilities of storage and the lack of uniform best practices often present barriers to storage interconnection, resulting in a longer and more costly interconnection process. Establishing technical standards can help build trust and predictability in the operation of energy storage, and standards and equipment certification can provide acceptable control methods that reduce uncertainty in the interconnection process.
In this workshop, you will learn:
- what standards are and why they are important to the interconnection process;
- the different types of standards that are applicable to energy storage interconnection; and key standards (IEEE 1547-2018, UL 1741 Certification Requirement Decision for Power Control Systems, IEEE C62.92.6) and their applicability to interconnection rules.
This is the first part of a two-part training series on energy storage-related interconnection standards. The second part, In-Depth Training on Energy Storage-Related Interconnection Standards, will provide a much deeper dive into the details included in the standards, and how to apply the standards to storage and inverter requirements and interconnection processes.
This workshop is especially helpful for stakeholders with a limited understanding of standards and their applicability to interconnection.