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Interconnection and permitting get their moment. Is it enough?

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

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.

Registration is LIVE for GridTECH Connect Forum - California. Join us in Newport Beach June 24-26 for the interconnection event. We're bringing together utilities, developers, and regulators to take on one of the biggest challenges facing the energy transition. Click here to save 10% on your ticket.  Join partners from PG&E, CAISO,  ENGIE, AES, and more.


Watch every new episode of the Factor This! podcast on the Renewable Energy World YouTube channel, and make sure to subscribe while you're there! 

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.

Registration is LIVE for GridTECH Connect Forum - California. Join us in Newport Beach June 24-26 for the interconnection event. We're bringing together utilities, developers, and regulators to take on one of the biggest challenges facing the energy transition. Click here to save 10% on your ticket.  Join partners from PG&E, CAISO,  ENGIE, AES, and more.


Watch every new episode of the Factor This! podcast on the Renewable Energy World YouTube channel, and make sure to subscribe while you're there!