Webinar: The Small Utility Solution to Overcome Solar Interconnection Concerns

Webinar: The Small Utility Solution to Overcome Solar Interconnection Concerns

Dive deep into commanding inverter curtailment.

By: Adam Baker


About the webinar

For small utilities and co-ops, the process of allowing solar on their grid can be very difficult. The biggest hurdle is often restrictions within the interconnection agreement made with the transmission authority.

Many explicitly prohibit power to be exported back onto the transmission system, making it difficult to add solar generation further down the transmission line. Luckily, there is an easy way to introduce cost-effective solar production to small utilities while still maintaining contractual obligations.

Discover the simple controls and instrumentation solution small utilities can implement to monitor transmission output and automatically trim solar production accordingly. With the introduction of a straightforward control loop, even small utilities can begin considering solar additions.


You'll learn how to

Deploy a control solution that allows you to introduce solar while still maintaining strict agreements with the transmission authority.


Adam Baker - PV Solar | Affinity Energy

Adam Baker is Senior Sales Executive at Affinity Energy with responsibility for providing subject matter expertise in utility-scale solar plant controls, instrumentation, and data acquisition. With 23 years of experience in automation and control, Adam’s previous companies include Rockwell Automation (Allen-Bradley), First Solar, DEPCOM Power, and GE Fanuc Automation.

Adam was instrumental in the development and deployment of three of the largest PV solar power plants in the United States, including 550 MW Topaz Solar in California, 290 MW Agua Caliente Solar in Arizona, and 550 MW Desert Sunlight in the Mojave Desert.

After a 6-year stint in controls design and architecture for the PV solar market, Adam joined Affinity Energy in 2016 and returned to sales leadership, where he has spent most of his career. Adam has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, and has been active in environmental and good food movements for several years.