Finding balance in grid upgrade cost sharing
The electric grid is evolving to facilitate a decentralized system, but costly infrastructure upgrades threaten the proliferation of DERs. How can utilities and developers use cost-sharing solutions to address grid upgrade needs and facilitate the buildout out of DERs? The session will focus on the cost-sharing process outlined in Massachusetts Dept. of Public Utilities Docket 20-75, as well as the resulting Capital Investment Project proposals from Eversource and National Grid. Additionally, the session will explore how other Northeast states, like Rhode Island, are approaching the cost share debate.