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Distribution System Data Access

MI Power Grid Integrating Emerging Technologies Stamp

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Information about the utility distribution system - where projects can interconnect to the system, how big those projects can be, and how the system would be impacted - is essential to understanding whether and where to site new projects.

Actions to Date

  • MPSC Staff Electric Distribution Plan report (September 2018) suggests providing additional system-level data to third parties, exploring hosting capacity studies

Next Steps

  • Initiate discussions about what info and system capabilities are necessary to conduct hosting capacity studies
  • Host technical workshops with experts in hosting capacity to share lessons learned and data needs
  • Examine feasibility of conducting studies and next steps including potential pilot for distribution plans

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