On July 28, 2023, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) unanimously approved Order No. 2023, a Final Rule designed to streamline the process by which generation resources can connect to the interstate transmission grid.
At a high level, the Final Rule substantially revises the current pro forma large generator interconnection procedures (“LGIP”) and agreement (“LGIA”) with the following updates:
- Replacing the current first-come, first-served process with a first-ready, first-served interconnection cluster study process.
- Increasing the speed of interconnection queue processing by, among other things, imposing strict study deadlines and penalties on transmission providers.
- Incorporating technological advancements into the interconnection process.
Order No. 2023 also makes changes to the small generator interconnection procedures (“SGIP”) and agreement (“SGIA”).
To read the full client alert, please visit our website.