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Solar, storage lead MISO’s record-setting interconnection queue

September 17, 2021

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) has received a record 487 applications for interconnection this year, with renewable energy representing 64 gigawatts, or 83%, of the proposed new generating capacity.

The 77 GW of submissions in 2021 topped the 2020 total of 52 GW by nearly 50 percent, MISO said. Solar led yet again with 44 GW, followed by 12 GW in energy storage projects. Energy storage projects surpassed wind projects for the first time in 2021, totaling 9.1 GW.

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