Factor This!

Interconnection and permitting get their moment. Is it enough?

September 04, 2023 Renewable Energy World Season 1 Episode 64
Factor This!
Interconnection and permitting get their moment. Is it enough?
Show Notes

Clogged interconnection queues and an inefficient permitting process have the attention of federal policymakers. At last. But even big recent wins leave much work to be done.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Order 2023 is a positive first step, advocates say, despite its favoring utility interests. Siting guidelines for transmission and clean energy projects on federal land, meanwhile, remain cumbersome and require immediate overhaul to achieve sustainability goals.

Episode 59 of the Factor This! podcast features Luigi Resta, a clean energy industry veteran and president of rPlus Energies, a developer of utility-scale solar, wind, battery storage, and pumped hydro projects.

Resta breaks down the impact of FERC's interconnection reform plan and shares his vision for the policy battle still ahead.

Register for the GridTECH Connect Forum - Southeast event taking place in Orlando on Feb. 26 using promo code "PODCAST" to receive 10%. Take advantage of this unique opportunity for developers, utilities, and regulators to collaborate on the critical issue of interconnection.  All GridTECH Connect attendees also receive complimentary access to DISTRIBUTECH International.

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