Renewable developers are bearing the brunt of siloed transmission planning

Renewable project developers are bearing the burden of decades of transmission planning focused on transmission owner needs. Renewable projects are dropping out of generator interconnection queues because of the high cost of transmission upgrade costs. PJM, MISO, SPP are all dealing with the same issue – high volume of renewables projects in their interconnection queue. […]

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Sunnova secures 85 MW in most recent ISO New England forward capacity auction

Last week, US residential solar and storage installer Sunnova announced it has secured a position of 85 megawatts in the recent ISO-New England Forward Capacity Auction (FCA15). Sunnova’s aggregated residential solar portfolio will offer competitive renewable energy capacity to help meet the region’s future energy needs. The company expects the complete portfolio to begin participating […]

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Minnesota PUC fines Xcel Energy $1M for DER interconnection failures

Minnesota utility Xcel Energy was fined one million dollars in late January for exceeding a maximum number of customer service complaints as a result of significant delays in its processing of interconnection requests for solar projects. A ruling from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission affirms the right of consumers to reasonable customer service in the interconnection process. We provide the inside scoop based on IREC’s participation in the regulatory proceeding.

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EDF Renewables acquires EnterSolar; capitalizing on growth in C&I solar market

EDF Renewables North America (EDFR) announced that it has acquired 100-percent of EnterSolar, a provider of solar solutions to corporate commercial and industrial (C&I) customers. EDFR previously held a 50-percent interest in EnterSolar in a partnership announced in September 2018. As a wholly owned subsidiary of EDFR, EnterSolar will operate as a part of the Distributed Solutions […]

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