A private space for us to connect
If you're taking topics in advance, round two:
2) TX legislature bill SB 1212 "Relating to the interconnection and integration of distributed energy resources" from the point of Aggregated Distributed Energy Resources (ADER):
I had considered this something of a supplement to SB 1699 "Relating to the participation of aggregated distributed energy resources in the ERCOT market" since it includes adding the definition of aggregated distributed energy resource and is by the same author (Johnson) and worth supporting based on the author.
However, it is apparently still being opposed by the Texas Solar Power Association, who testified against it in the Senate Committee hearing, and despite it's having been amended twice by the author, presumably to make it better.
? Is it worth supporting, and is there any point in doing so?
It passed the Senate & was referred to the House State Affairs Committee on 4/20 but hasn't been scheduled for a hearing, unlike SB 1699, which is scheduled for hearing today in the same committee.
If you're taking topics in advance:
1) PUCT workshop tomorrow 5/4/23 on docket 54233 "TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS AND INTERCONNECTION PROCESSES FOR DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES (DERS)":
Final DER Workshop Proposal Memo:
I'm planning to attend but don't know the process or what to say.
a) Do they take public comments & if so do you have to show up early & fill out a speaker's card?
b) Several groups filed earlier requesting that they not make things more difficult for small DER interconnection. What specifically is worth commenting about to this effect? I already filed a comment earlier on behalf of Trinity River Community Solar Systems supporting the Texas Solar Energy Society's filing: would simply repeating that endorsement be worthwhile?
TXSES Filing: https://interchange.puc.texas.gov/Documents/54233_4_1262603.PDF