New England transmission operator projects sharp rise in solar generation through 2028

first_imgNew England transmission operator projects sharp rise in solar generation through 2028 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Platts:ISO New England Tuesday discussed its 2019 solar power capacity forecast with stakeholders, which showed a regional cumulative installed capacity increase to 6,744 MW in 2028 from 2,884 MW at the end of 2018, a 134% jump.The grid operator’s Final 2019 PV Forecast that was presented to the Distributed Generation Forecast Working Group and posted on ISO-NE’s website, estimates the region will add 463.1 MW of total nameplate installed solar power capacity in 2019. Massachusetts is expected to provide 63%, or 292 MW, of the 2019 increase, with Connecticut providing the second-largest incremental increase of 68.4 MW.The grid operator’s regional annual solar energy forecast estimates 4,047 GWh will be produced in 2019, a figure that increases to 8,511 GWh in 2028.Properly accounting for behind-the-meter solar power output is important because these resources are connected to the distribution system and do not directly participate in the wholesale power markets. BTM solar resources impact the wholesale market by reducing load.BTM solar PV systems are forecast to reduce estimated summer peak load by 707.6 MW in 2019 and 1,050.6 MW in 2028, according to the grid operator.More: ISO-NE estimates solar power capacity will jump 134% over the next decadelast_img read more