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Finding win-win opportunities for collaboration on DER interconnection

February 06, 2023

The DER interconnection process is often expensive and time-consuming for both utilities and developers. Duplicative equipment and services can delay interconnection by weeks or months without adding material value to the project. Often on the outside looking in, developers have unique access to supply chains and procurement pipelines unavailable to distribution utilities. This panel will analyze how utilities and developers can go beyond existing standalone network upgrade rules to collaborate on interconnection infrastructure needs, like construction and procurement.

Laurence Abcede, SDG&E, Manager - Distributed Energy Resources
Justin Regnier, Supervisor, Interconnection and Distribution Engineering - California Public Utilities Commission
C.J. Colavito, VP of Engineering - Standard Solar
Eamon Hoffman, Regulatory Adoption & Data Reporting Supervisor - Pacific Gas and Electric Company (EGI)
Rick Whisman, Vice President, Business Development - Nexamp
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