CPUC Staff Proposal on Interconnection

ALJ Decision setting schedule and Staff Report

The Staff proposal is based on recognition of the principle that underlies existing Interconnection application processing: simpler projects with little or no impacts should be afforded a streamlined application and review, while more complex projects require a somewhat more complex approach. In both cases, however, applying cost-certainty to the studies, cost estimates and construction process should be done in a reasonable manner without undue cost shifting. By removing cost as a barrier to the interconnection process, the integrity of the interconnection process will be bolstered, the inefficient cost conversations that cause undue delays mid-interconnection process will be removed, and the goals of the Interconnection Rulemaking will be within reach.