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46° N
ME
VT
44° N
NH
MA

42° N
CT

RI
72° W

70° W

68° W

figure 5. A map of the New England states. CT: Connecticut; MA: Massachusetts; ME: Maine; NH: New Hampshire;
RI: Rhode Island; VT: Vermont.

table 2. A summary of total installed PV nameplate
capacity and number of installations, by state, by 31
December 2017. (Data provided to ISO New England
by New England distribution utilities.)

State

Installed
Nameplate
Capacity (MWAC)

Number of
Installations

Connecticut

366

29,512

Massachusetts

1,602

78,047

Maine

33

3,598

New Hampshire

70

7,330

Rhode Island

62

4,148

Vermont

257

9,773

New England

2,390

132,408

is considered a major root cause of distribution outages in many
other large and small utilities, this type of analysis can offer
organizations an improved understanding of their underlying
reliability trend and a clearer direction in reliability planning.

Behind-the-Meter Solar PVs
solar pv deployments have grown substantially in recent years
and are making an increasing but still relatively new contribution to the resource mix within modern power systems. a
large share of pvs is distributed, or small scale (i.e., having a
nameplate of several megawatts or lower) and installed behind
the meter (Btm), embedded with load on the distribution system. this aspect of pvs means that it is not observable to independent system operators/regional transmission organizations
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(isos/rtos) such as iso New england (figure 5). overall,
the proliferation of pvs has led to a growing industry emphasis on the need for reliable and efficient integration of these
newer resources into power grids.
in areas anticipating high penetrations of Btm pvs, isos/
rtos need to prepare for the resulting changes to their system, such as the possible need for greater system flexibility
and the related impacts to generation unit commitment and
dispatch. in such cases, system planning studies must consider
the anticipated load impacts from Btm pvs to determine the
timing and magnitude of concerns related to these types of
integration challenges. We discuss how it is now possible to
develop realistic simulations of anticipated Btm pv fleets
using publicly available data and tools to be able to perform
detailed analysis and plan for their arrival. to demonstrate
these capabilities, we describe a simulation of a Btm pv
fleet in New england over the historical period of 1998-2014
using high-resolution weather data developed by the National
renewable energy laboratory (Nrel). results highlight the
value in using these emerging simulation capabilities to discover the effects of localized weather on Btm pvs over short
timescales as well as the long-term resource characteristics
of Btm pvs for a region, which are both important considerations for power system planning and operation.
significant pv-installed cost reductions, federal incentives, and state policies together have stimulated significant
growth of distributed pvs in the united states. in New england, these factors have led to the growth in aggregate pv
nameplate capacity from lower than 50 mWac at the beginning of 2010, to 2,390 mWac at the end of 2017, the vast
majority of which is Btm. table 2 lists a summary of distribution utility data provided to iso New england, including the state-by-state pv nameplate capacity and number of
installations in service by the end of 2017. figure 6 is a heat
map illustrating the spatial distribution of pvs in New england at the end of 2017 and at the municipal level.

Long-Term Load Forecasting
with BTM PVs
long-term, probabilistic load forecasts are a fundamental input
to system planning studies, where the objective is often to guide
infrastructure investment to yield reliability and market efficiency. however, while the general effects of weather on
the load in a given area are well understood, the conjoined
influence of weather on both electricity demand and solar
pv performance is much less understood. furthermore,
rare or otherwise extreme weather conditions such as heat
waves occur infrequently, making the accurate prediction of
the future load effects of these important conditions a challenging but necessary exercise. to ensure that their models
capture these extreme conditions, many long-term load forecasters use a decade or longer of historical weather and load
data in the development of their forecasts.
an in-depth understanding of the load impacts of Btm pv
proliferation requires relatively long-term, contemporaneous
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