California’s Rule 21 does not currently deal with network interconnection directly; it is unclear if this is a major concern.
The first screen in the initial review process puts network interconnection into supplemental review.
It is It has been suggested that network interconnection may be lengthening the time for supplemental review for some utilities. However, data is not readily available to support that position.
The Rule 21 Working Group is developing guidelines for supplemental review which addresses what happens if an application fails a screen.1
Network interconnection may be addressed in these guidelines, however other screens (non-export screen and 15% screen)appear to be priorities.
SCE and SDGE have not received any applications for network interconnection.2,3,4
SCE has processed approximately 1400 applications (1200 for PV) since Rule 21 was established. SDG&E has processed approximately 700 applications (650 for PV).
These utilities have limited network distribution in their systems.
Telephone Interview with Scott Tomashevsky, California Energy Commission, January 7, 2003
Telephone Interview with Tom Dossey, Southern California Edison, January 8, 2003
Telephone Interview with Mike Iammarino, San Diego Gas and Electric, January 8, 2003
Note: PG&E could not be reached. PG&E is likely to have more network distribution systems
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