Interconnection Cluster %&#@
Date & Time
Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Anupam Gopal Bhaskar Ray Samantha Weaver Carrie Zalewski Justin Vickers

Everyone hates waiting in line. Climate change is cutting in line while sorely needed renewable projects are stuck in the queue. 170 GW were submitted to MISO in 2022, delaying studies while increasing uncertainty. This panel will discuss the long and often complex interconnection process. As well as the glaring issue of a huge lack of transmission capacity.

  • Entering clogged queues and strategies to fix them
  • Helping utilities and ISOs get back on track to follow timelines for studies
  • The cost of affected systems and how to develop better coordination
  • Managing expensive network upgrade costs and the effect on getting projects to operate
  • Where to find viable points of interconnection while managing reliability constraints
  • How do developers manage to wait in the queue longer while facing the potential for increased withdrawal penalties
Location Name
Grand Ballroom - Main Stage
Full Address
Westin Chicago Lombard
70 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, IL 60148
Lombard, IL 60148
United States
Session Type