West Monroe Partners added distributed generation to its offerings to support utilities and cities embracing small-scale, distributed generation technologies that produce power at the point of consumption, with capabilities that extend from customer enrollment to municipal integration.
To assist utilities with administrative processes for completing interconnection and net metering approvals within state-mandated time requirements, West Monroe Partners evaluates current enrollment processes and develops improvement recommendations.
It also examines utility data management for distributed generation enrollments to ensure proper records management and reporting. The firm’s distributed generation services also include capabilities for helping utilities understand real-time impact of distributed generation loads on grid operations.
West Monroe Partners also works with many large municipalities to assess, design, and implement process and technology improvements to expedite permitting and zoning approvals.
To complement its distributed generation services, West Monroe Partners also is introducing ConnecttheGrid, a cloud-based platform that enables utilities to enroll, track, report on, and forecast their service territory’s distributed generation resources more effectively.