IREC includes storage for the first time in its updated interconnection procedures

Utility Dive: It's been six years since IREC updated its model procedures, and in that time energy storage has become a major grid force. The council said its first set of guidelines for interconnecting batteries are an "initial framework" intended address the "uniquely flexible and controllable nature of energy storage."

Since the previous update, "the market for energy storage has evolved significantly, which introduces new considerations into the interconnection process," IREC notes in its new model.

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