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Although rooftop solar is thought of more as a distributed resource, small to medium scale solar farms are popping up in many regions and connecting directly to distribution systems and hosting capacity analysis considers these utility scale centralized systems as well.

Chris Punt

Chris Punt ([email protected]) is a senior engineer in the Distribution System Planning and Strategy Department at Xcel Energy. He earned a BSEE from the University of North Dakota and his MEng from the University of Idaho and is a registered Professional Engineer in Minnesota. He is an EPRI Distribution Operations and Planning Program Advisor and serves as chair of the IEEE Modern and Future Distribution System Planning Working Group.