Navigating the PJM interconnection process for wind and solar projects

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Over the last two years, the number of renewable projects in the PJM interconnection queue has sky-rocketed, bringing with it a whole new set of challenges for developers. Solar and offshore wind projects will dominate this surge.

Navigating the PJM interconnection process for wind and solar projects presents an overview of the queue process, related industry trends, and some of the emerging issues related to network upgrades and cost exposure for renewable projects. You’ll learn:

  • How the PJM interconnection process uses a sequential cluster-based assessment made up of five major milestones.
  • Two recent case studies that illustrate the complexity of uncertain queue changes and supply-demand dynamics.
  • Why interconnection-related diligence at the sub-regional level is critical for increasing renewable penetration in PJM.

Download the paper to discover how important renewable projects can avoid setbacks as they move through the PJM interconnection queue process.

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Meet the authors
  1. Himali Parmar, Vice President, Energy Advisory Services, Interconnection and Transmission

    Himali joined ICF in 2002 and is an expert in renewable integration, interconnection assessments, production cost modeling, forecasting transmission congestion and losses, and their effect on locational power prices and asset valuation. View bio

  2. Shankar Chandramowli, Director, Energy and Power Markets

    Shankar possesses over 10 years of experience in energy market consulting, with expertise in energy policy research, due diligence assessments, economic analysis of energy systems, and public stakeholder engagement.  View bio

  3. Siddharth Kalia