Voices of Experience: Integrating Intermittent Resource. What Utilities are Learning

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From Hawaii to New York utilities are preparing their systems for a growing penetration of customer-sited generation. They are testing and adopting new technology designed to provide better visibility and control; collecting and interpreting the increasing amounts of data needed to plan, forecast and model their future systems; and focusing on their customers - listening and responding like never before - plus streamlining their processes to enable faster interconnections with more transparency. The report documents what utilities are learning about operating differently, streamlining the interconnection process, planning and forecasting with these new resources, understanding hosting capacity, testing advanced inverters, and engaging their customers.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages62
StatePublished - 2017

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BR-5B00-71068


  • advanced inverters
  • control
  • customer engagement
  • customer generation
  • customer-sited generation
  • data collection
  • forecasting
  • growing penetration
  • hosting capacity
  • interconnections
  • intermittent resources
  • smart grid technology
  • solar generation
  • solar panels
  • utility
  • utility insights
  • visibility
  • wind generation


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