ProjectDistributed Energy Resource Interconnection Studies

ProjectDistributed Energy Resource Interconnection Studies

RLC has performed numerous Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Interconnection Studies for utilities throughout New England. DER Interconnection Studies are performed to determine modifications to the distribution feeder and project to comply with State Tariff requirements, IEEE 1547, and Utility Standards. These potential modifications are determined by several different analyses:

  • Short Circuit analysis
  • Effective Grounding analysis
  • Steady State analysis to include voltage profile, thermal capacity analysis, and reverse powerflow
  • Voltage Flicker assessment
  • Anti-islanding determination of Direct Transfer Trip (DTT)
  • Design Review
  • Special Studies (Long term dynamic, transient analysis)

DER Interconnection Studies Performed:

  • Over 100 solar photovoltaic project interconnection impact studies
  • CHP and anaerobic digester synchronous generator impact studies
  • Juniper Ridge landfill gas powered synchronous generation
  • Voltage Needs Assessment of a distribution system with impacts of DR

DER Interconnection Support

  • Project Management Services for Interconnections
  • Engineering Support
  • Construction Support