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Over the years, renewable energy, sustainability, and corporate responsibility have come to the forefront of business considerations. The investment community, corporate board rooms, and consumers are focusing on the environmental impact of their investments, their operations, and the brands that they support.
As sustainable technologies are developed and continue to hit the market at unprecedented rates, companies are faced with difficult decisions. Business executives have been asked to implement strategies and technologies that may be foreign to them. However, with the rapidly approaching 2030 deadline that many corporate boards have committed to, the time allotted to reducing energy consumption and sourcing clean electricity is ticking away.
When designing a decarbonization roadmap, clear plans can quickly become inundated with complex technical restrictions. Federal, state, local, and utility policies can limit a company’s ability to achieve its carbon reduction targets. Therefore, savvy business executives do well to enlist third-party resources to help chart the path of least resistance to find an innovative solution that works best for them.
One limiting factor that can disrupt a company’s plans before they begin on their way to decarbonization or improved sustainability is the interconnection of on-site generation and storage assets, like solar and battery energy storage systems (BESS). Interconnection, or the process of obtaining permission from the jurisdictional utility to physically connect a distributed energy resource (DER) to the electric grid, can be a complex and time-consuming endeavor.
Chateau Energy has the Interconnection Design and Engineering expertise needed to meet an organization’s unique requirements. The typical procedures involved with gaining utility approval include the following steps:
STEP 1: Interconnection summary review and analysis
STEP 2: Interconnection application
STEP 3: DER facility design review
STEP 4: Interconnection study
STEP 5: Interconnection agreement
STEP 6: DER facility installation
STEP 7: Inspection, witness testing, and permission to generate
Partner with a firm with industry experience and technical resources to seamlessly transition your property from grid-dependent to self-reliant. The Chateau Energy team of engineers moves systematically through all phases of development, design, construction, and commercial operation. As your microgrid partner, Chateau Energy drives value on behalf of your organization in each step of the process.
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