Reason for submission: Reply comments urging more automated interconnection processes for inclusion in DER demo projects
This filing represents the Clean Coalition’s reply comments on California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Administrative Law Judge Peter Allen’s Proposed Decision on Track 2 Demonstration Projects, dated January 10, 2017. The Clean Coalition generally supports the balanced approach of the Proposed Decision and its approval of a number of distributed energy resource (DER) demonstration projects. These reply comments respectfully urge the CPUC to additionally approve the “Click and Claim” automated interconnection process for possible inclusion in the investor-owned utilities’ (IOU) demonstration projects. This inclusion would continue to streamline IOU interconnection processes and achieve additional cost reductions, supporting other fast-track interconnection processes already in place.