Kathryn Cox-Arslan

Director Interconnection Policy
Borrego Solar

Kat is Director of Interconnection Policy for Borrego - a solar and storage developer specializing in distribution generation and utility scale projects across the United States. Kat advocates for improved interconnection processes and policies that enable and unlock renewable energy development and has a keen interest in ensuring that we are proactively planning for infrastructure needs at the transmission and distribution level that will integrate renewable resources. Prior to her role at Borrego Kat worked at the northeast utility, National Grid, for over a decade and specialized in transmission interconnection and services.

06 Oct
 - 13:30 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Panel Discussion

A zero-emission electricity sector by 2035 will require huge amounts of new, low carbon, often intermittent power to connect to the grid. 462GW of solar capacity was seeking grid interconnection across the US as of May 2021 and 200 MW of storage at the end of 2020.

This session will delve into these queues, and the broader question of how networks could evolve as new low carbon generation is built.

  • How could America plan networks of the future?
  • With rules set in the days of fossil generation, do we need to adjust them to accommodate net zero with a focus on solar, wind and storage?
  • How can we as an industry work with federal, state, and local policy makers?
  • Where will the investment come from for improvements?
  • Can developers work together to lower costs of connection?
  • Are more DER the answer?