Speeding solar interconnections

Renew Grid reports that Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) is considering a new way to reduce interconnection delays for distributed solar projects. Rather than studying each PV project that requests interconnection (a common approach at high penetration levels), HECO will preemptively forecast the solar generation expected to come online during specified planning periods. As HECO develops their PV forecasts, they will simultaneously examine their existing infrastructure to see how much solar generation can be absorbed and what upgrades may be needed. In doing so, HECO will be better prepared to promptly process actual interconnection requests.  Industry analysts think this is a great idea.

Seems worth considering in more states