The Energy Storage Interconnection Bottleneck

May 23, 2023 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

A new report, prepared by Applied Economics Clinic for Clean Energy Group, investigates the barriers to more effective and efficient interconnection of distributed energy storage resources. The report, The Interconnection Bottleneck: Why Most Energy Storage Projects Never Get Built, is informed by research and interviews with key stakeholders in the energy industry and the state energy policy community. Interviewees provided insight into the obstacles to efficient interconnection and discussed potential solutions. The report synthesizes information gathered in these interviews with the current policy and academic literature on interconnection to highlight interconnection barriers, explains their impact on energy storage deployment and market development, and proposes policy solutions.

In this webinar, panelists discussed the findings of the report and shared their own experiences with the energy storage interconnection bottleneck.


  • Chirag Lala, Applied Economics Clinic
  • Sachin Peddada, Applied Economics Clinic
  • Kirk Shields, Green Mountain Power
  • Schuyler Matteson, NYSERDA
  • Tony Sparks, Albuquerque Public Schools
  • Todd Olinsky-Paul, Clean Energy Group (moderator)