To Export or Not to Export: How Regulators Can Enable the Flexibility of Energy StorageThis workshop is geared toward regulators and regulatory staff who wish to learn more about how to incorporate storage flexibility provisions in their state’s interconnection procedures.
Energy storage systems can be designed to control the amount of power they send to or import from the grid, making them unique assets that can provide both customer and grid benefits. In order to enable the controlled import and export of storage, interconnection rules must be updated with several key provisions to ensure safe and reliable interconnection, including acceptable export control methods, new screens in the interconnection review process, and the ability for interconnection customers to modify their system design to mitigate grid impacts. This training will provide a practical, in-depth review of these key provisions, and participants will have the opportunity to discuss technical and practice-oriented questions.
This workshop is geared toward regulators and regulatory staff—including policy and engineering professionals—who wish to learn more about how to incorporate storage flexibility provisions in their state’s interconnection procedures.
Participants in this workshop 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.