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Streamlining DER Interconnection Screening and Hosting Capacity Analysis

As adoption of distributed energy resources (DER) increases, utility distribution planning departments are juggling higher volumes of interconnection applications with an increasing need or requirements for deeper, more complex analysis. At the same time, customer service and regulatory groups are facing greater expectations for faster processing, status transparency and distribution system capacity information for new projects.

Hear experts from Smarter Grid Solutions and Clean Power Research discuss new ways to streamline interconnection while enabling faster analysis and greater transparency. By integrating hosting capacity analysis with an interconnection online application portal (IOAP), utilities can implement a fully automated DER interconnection screening process that meets new regulatory requirements such as NY REV.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to

  • Automate DER interconnection screening to speed-up application processing times and meet new regulatory requirements

  • Enable DER developers to site projects more effectively

  • Improve grid safety and performance with comprehensive data access and queue management

  • Increase DER hosting capacity through active network management

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About the Speakers

Will Fischer
North East Regional Sales
Smarter Grid Solutions

Will works to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy and move the world away from fossil fuels. In his current role with Smarter Grid Solutions, he works with project developers and utilities to take lessons learned from high DER penetration markets such as Great Britain and Germany to enable quicker and cheaper grid interconnection in the Northeast U.S. Previously, Will spent several years selling power purchase agreements (PPAs) for large commercial solar arrays with SunEdison in New York and Washington, DC.

Will is part of the Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI) in Washington, DC and holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering (BS) from Washington University in St. Louis.

Chad Abbey
Global Head of Consultancy
Smarter Grid Solutions

Chad Abbey has spent his career working in the power industry in the integration of renewable energy, distributed energy resources, energy storage and Smart Grid technologies. In his current role at Smarter Grid Solutions, Chad helps leading utilities in North America and Great Britain implement advanced planning and distribution operations to facilitate distribute energy resource integration. Previously Chad worked at Hydro-Quebec and CanmetENERGY.

Chad is the author or co-author of more than 50 papers, and he's given numerous industry courses on subjects related to the integration of distributed energy resources, advanced distribution systems and modeling of power electronic-based systems using EMTP-RV. He holds M. Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from McGill University in the field of power engineering.  

Scott Tewel
Product Manager, PowerClerk
Clean Power Research
As the product manager for PowerClerk, Scott is charged with aligning PowerClerk products to the evolving needs of the distributed energy and energy efficiency process management spaces. In this role, Scott has helped 19 utilities and energy agencies launch more than 30 incentive and interconnection programs since 2013, guiding customers in the development of streamlined, cost-saving workflows that incorporate PowerClerk’s built-in best practices.

Previously, Scott supported the utility industry in the role of product and sales manager at IncSys, provider of a web-hosted power system simulator. Scott attended the University of Washington, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. 


Streamlining DER Interconnection Screening and Hosting Capacity Analysis