Standardized interconnection rules provide clear and uniform processes and technical requirements for safely connecting clean energy to the electric utility grid.
A streamlined process reduces uncertainty, prevents delays, and ensures that the requirements are appropriate for the size, scope, and technology of the system. Standardized rules also assure that the project interconnection meets the safety and reliability needs of both the energy end-user and the utility.
The U.S. has seen enormous progress in the adoption of standardized interconnection rules over the past decade, but a few states have yet to enact reasonable standards-or any at all. Others are in need of updating to match current best practices.
Top-rated interconnection rules are those that have:
Note that interconnection standards based on net-metered systems are insufficient, because net metering rules are usually limited to only very small systems.
Intermountain Region Status: Colorado, New Mexico, and now Utah have decent statewide interconnection standards. Arizona and Wyoming are two of only 13 states across the nation that still do not have fair, streamlined, statewide interconnection standards. Get in touch to help us change that.