The Distributed Generation Forecast Working Group (DGFWG) is a regional forum for interested parties, including state policymakers, distributed generation (DG) program administrators, and distribution companies, to provide input on ISO New England’s long-term DG forecast. Its role includes gathering information on planned DG projects (including technology type, size, and interconnection requirements), and examining challenges and solutions associated with large-scale DG integration in New England. Below, you can access:
The DG forecast projects the anticipated growth and impact of distributed generation resources on New England’s power system. DG is electricity provided by relatively small installations that are directly connected to retail distribution or customer facilities—not the regional power system. An example would be a photovoltaic (PV) system (i.e., solar panels) installed on-site by a homeowner or business.
With DG’s growing implementation in New England, its effects on the power system—both for operations and system planning—are also expected to grow. For example, DG may be able to:
The DG forecast is developed annually by the ISO with stakeholder input from this working group. The ISO regularly updates the Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) on DGFWG developments.
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