Policy Solutions: Streamline Interconnect Rules & Processes
Interconnection standards are the technical requirements and legal procedures that would allow a utility customer to make two-way connections, a prerequisite for net metering. Regulations and procedures must be reformed to allow states to adopt a consistent, transparent set of provisions that facilitates these connections in the most consumer-friendly ways.
Suggested reading on streamlining interconnect rules and processes:
- The Policy Framework for a Consumer-Driven Electric Power System
This fact sheet outlines examples of regulatory policies that form the building blocks of a consumer-driven electric power system.
- Smart Grid Issues in State Law and Regulation
This extensive white paper, authored by Ashley Brown, Esq. of the Harvard Electricity Policy Group at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and Raya Salter, Esq., includes evaluation of interconnect processes throughout the country and corresponding policy recommendations.