Electric Grid Integration

The integration of solar and other emerging energy sources into the US electric grid, including issues related to distributed and intermittent generation, peak power, and smart grid investments.

Distributed Generation Interconnection Collaborative (DGIC): Improving Interconnection and Data Transparency 


Project: Permit – Cutting Red Tape for Solar Energy – with Berkeley Lab, Clean Power Finance, IREC


Utilities, Regulators & Distributed Solar Generation: Rethinking Utility Business Plans


Moving from a Niche Market to the Mainstream: Integrating Solar into the Grid


Real Utility Leadership on Rooftop Solar: Green Mountain Power’s Unique Story



How would I get electricity when the sun isn’t shining?

If you have solar panels on your home or business, you can still get as much additional electricity as you need from your local distribution grid.

net metering

What is “net metering” and why are people arguing about it?

Net energy metering (NEM) is a policy adopted in more than 40 states and the District of Columbia that allows electricity consumers to sell excess electricity generated from their solar p