DOE Interconnection Resources for Utilities and Regulatory Commissions: the LODGE model and i2x

Technical experts Miguel Heleno and Juan Pablo Carvallo from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab will talk about using Berkeley Lab’s new Least-cost Optimal Distribution Grid Expansion (LODGE) model. This model identifies the most cost-effective ways community solar and storage can be sited on the grid, with a focus on minimizing interconnection costs and maximizing deployment. The LODGE model uses data provided by local utilities to identify strategic siting points along the grid that are cost-optimal for interconnecting community solar and storage.

LBNL and DOE seek additional utility and electric public utility commission participation in the pilot. Participating electric PUCs and utilities will have the chance to be a part of DOE’s larger effort to address strategic solar energy siting and interconnection queues.


Mar 07 2024

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