Distributed Energy Resource Planning

In recent years State Regulators have amended Net Metering Rules making it much more desirable for developers to install Distributed Energy Resources (DER) onto electrical power distribution systems. These drastic changes have contributed to a large amount of DER installations, such as Photovoltaic (PV), Battery Storage, and Wind Turbines, onto local distribution systems.

ControlPoint Technologies is currently working on several System Impact Studies to determine analyze the installations of Solar, Battery, and/or Wind Turbine generators on the proposed distribution feeders.

The studies develop service connection requirements and analyze thermal capability, voltage stability, overvoltage conditions, protection coordination, and metering while following State Tariff Compliances and Industry Codes and Standards.

Throughout all phases of the studies ControlPoint Technologies Engineers provide technical support to local utilities and developers. Analytical reports are developed which include results, recommendations, and conceptual estimates determined during analysis phase.

Recent Solar installations has created congestion in some distribution areas.   ControlPoint Technologies provides group area studies to determine the optimal configuration of DER generation and provide the planning studies needed by local utilities to ensure quality service to customers in the area.