Queued Up: Characteristics of Power Plants Seeking Transmission Interconnection As of the End of 2020 [report]

Joseph Rand, Mark Bolinger, Ryan Wiser, Seongeun Jeong, Bentham Paulos
2021 unpublished
Contents  High-Level Findings  Methods and Data Sources  Completed and Withdrawn Projects Summary  Duration in queues  Completion percentages  Active Queue Projects Summary  Trends over time  Regional trends  Expected online year and interconnection status  Duration in queues  Hybrid projects  Conclusions 2 What are interconnection queues? Utilities and regional grid operators (a.k.a., ISOs or RTOs) require projects seeking to connect to the grid to undergo a system impact study
more » ... re they can be built. This process establishes what new transmission equipment or upgrades may be needed before a project can connect to the system and assigns the costs of that equipment. The lists of projects in this process are known as "interconnection queues". Visit https://emp.lbl.gov/publications/queued-characteristics-power-plants to download the data used for this analysis and to access an interactive data visualization tool Developer interest in solar, wind, storage, and gas is strong Proposed capacity is widely distributed across the U.S. More Information: Visit https://emp.lbl.gov/publications/queued-characteristics-power-plants to download the data used for this analysis and to access an interactive data visualization tool
doi:10.2172/1784303 fatcat:zpogoqgxc5doncfwvrfgma3jpi