Utilities Move to Cluster Process For Most Distributed Generation Connections

With the recent change in Rule 21 the CA IOUs have been allowed to move most previously approved Independent Study Process applications into a twice a year cluster study process.  It is called the Distribution Group Study Process and happens in September and March of each year.

You can see the outline of the proposals in this presentation by the IOUs.

Rule 21_Webinar_Slides

About John Barnes

Dr. John Barnes is CEO and co-founder at Solar Land Partners, Inc. He is also Principal Partner and co-founder of Solar Power Development Partners LLC. Prior clients include investor groups from Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, Africa, South America and the US. Prior to that he was the CTO at Solar Power Assets, LLC, a PPA solar provider, and VP of engineering for Ahura Energy, a concentrating solar PV technology company. In addition to his solartech.org Co-Chairman role for the Interconnection Committee, he is very active in California solar legislative and CPUC/CEC programs and rulings. He is also an active member of the FIT coalition working on legislation in California and the US, and an Ambassador for solar initiatives with invVest.org. Previous to his work for solar companies he spent over 25 years in semiconductor product development and in hardware/software/systems engineering, producing over 40 volume selling IC’s and boards/software systems with sales at the multi $B level. Past Vice President level positions he has held were Sr. VP of engineering at ConnectCom, VP and GM of graphics at Fujitsu Microelectronics, VP of Technology at National Semiconductor, and VP of Engineering at Weitek. Dr. Barnes also served in Director of Engineering level positions for Cirrus Logic and Motorola. He has 42 technical publications and 3 patents in circuit design and semiconductor process technology. Dr. Barnes holds a PhD from the University of Michigan , a MS from University of California , Berkeley , and a BS from the University of Missouri , Rolla, all in Electrical Engineering.
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4 Responses to Utilities Move to Cluster Process For Most Distributed Generation Connections

  1. finn comer says:

    Hello I have a property in Southern Riverside County with an are of about 25 acres that i have interest in developing a solar farm.

    Please call to discuss.

    951 237-6482

  2. imp source says:

    Hi mates, how is the whole thing, and what you want to say about this post, in my view its really awesome for me.

  3. Keturah says:

    What money is required upfront to begin processing viability of development of Solar Farm 80 acres more or less.
    Do you use Mono or Bifacial solar cells.?
    Leading Options from owner – me.
    What type of mounts used and how high is maximum?
    What company makes your solar cells ?
    Thanks for a timely answer
    Keturah McMillin

    • energy says:

      Our history is that a feasibility/viability study of the site and potential solar project is best. It usually takes a month for the report and we evaluate the site for: land viability, interconnection ability with the utility and expected cost, permitting difficulties, possible PPA options and expected pricing, expected solar output and provide an initial system design to produce a initial pro forma for the project.

      The usual cost is $5-7000 for the effort.

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