CAISO interconnection improvements proposed by SEIA, CESA, and CalCCA
California’s grid operator CAISO has launched a stakeholder process to consider how to improve the interconnection process for utility-scale generation and storage, inviting comments on six straw proposal items it presented in an issue paper and straw proposal.
The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA), which supports community choice aggregators that procure renewable power and generation, said the state’s pace of renewables deployment must increase to 7.3 GW per year through 2045 to meet the state’s renewables target, assuming straight-line growth.
To get there, CalCCA said that in addition to other enhancements, CAISO “should pursue adding new personnel” to conduct interconnection studies, or invest in automation or efficiency gains to accelerate the study process where possible. “It would be worth exploring increases to the grid management charge to accommodate these additions,” CalCCA said, “if it results in new resources coming online faster.”
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