New Mexico is an example of what can happen
…Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) placed 178 applications for interconnection on hold in 2019 and 2020 because of capacity constraints on the feeder systems.
Eric Chavez, a utility spokesperson, said PNM never denies customer interconnection applications, however it will place applications on hold until capacity becomes available in that area.
As state regulators work to update interconnection rules for utilities, they will need to address the growing popularity of rooftop solar panels and the impact that has on the grid. Interconnection refers to when a customer can generate some of their own electricity but remains connected to the grid…
There are more than 25,500 customers within the PNM service territory with interconnection agreements. Chavez said PNM saw a 44 percent increase in applications in 2020 compared to 2019. About 6,600 customers submitted applications in 2020.
Dare I suggest that our electric companies are suffering from hardening of the arteries that feed their guaranteed profit structure? Anyone with a passing interest in technology affecting normal family life – and expenses – soon learns about alternative resources. especially the benefits of solar panels.