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    1. New Primer Helps Regulators, Stakeholders Adopt New IEEE Standard for Distributed Energy Resources

      New Primer Helps Regulators, Stakeholders Adopt New IEEE Standard for Distributed Energy Resources

      IREC has published Making the Grid Smarter: State Primer on Adopting the New IEEE Standard 1547™-2018 for Distributed Energy Resources. IREC’s new resource will help states, regulators, and other stakeholders navigate the related technical and policy issues they will need to address in the next few years. This important national standard was updated last year to enable significantly higher penetrations of distributed energy resources on the grid. Adopted by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the IEEE Standard 1547™-2018 for Interconnection and Interoperability of Distributed Energy Resources with Associated Electric Power Systems Interface introduces a menu of options that states across the U.S. will have to adopt and implement.

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      Mentions: U.S. IEEE
    2. Local Resiliency with Solar+Storage Highlighted at Intersolar North America 2017

      Local Resiliency with Solar+Storage Highlighted at Intersolar North America 2017

      As more communities seek to mitigate and manage the risks of natural disasters, extreme weather events, and other events impacting the power grid and critical infrastructure, the notion of improving local resiliency continues to gain attention. In addition to developing more robust disaster response plans, more communities are seeking to leverage solar photovoltaic (PV) systems paired with energy storage technologies (solar+storage) as a means to provide emergency back-up power systems, particularly to keep critical loads—e.g., hospitals, emergency response buildings and community shelters —online and operational during outages.

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    3. California’s Rule 21 Decision Comes with Big Wins for Customers | Interstate Renewable Energy Council

      California’s Rule 21 Decision Comes with Big Wins for Customers | Interstate Renewable Energy Council

      Today’s long-awaited, unanimous Rule 21 decision by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) comes with some very important wins for the energy customer who is interested in investing in distributed renewable energy. CA map in between PV panelsIn addition, the commission’s order takes important steps to help clarify the interconnection process for energy storage systems, and sets forth a path for further consideration of smart inverters, which can help manage higher penetrations of distributed resources on the grid.

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      Mentions: CA Pub Util Comm
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