What Is A Large Generator Interconnection Agreement

8. Reporting Obligations The order requires reporting of the overall performance of interconnection studies. The LGIP is changing this situation so that transmission providers are required to publish quarterly indicators of interconnection studies. Transmission service providers are free to publish the information on their websites, as long as a link to the information is provided on OASIS. (Section IV.B.5). 1. Service requests below capacity level 845 allow a customer to request interconnection service at a level below the capacity of its investment facility production facility, while recognizing the need for appropriate control techniques and imposing penalties to ensure that the production facility does not import energy beyond the required level. This reform could be important for energy storage, as it would make it easier to link energy storage resources to renewable energy production, which generally do not use all their badges at any time of the day. Previously, a 50 MW wind farm, combined with a 25 MW reservoir, would have been examined as a 75 MW facility and would have had to pay for the necessary development to connect a 75 MW facility to the grid. Under the new provisions of Decision 845, the facility may accept a capacity limit of 50 MW and would therefore only have to pay for the construction required to connect a 50 MW facility to the grid.

[1] As a result, energy storage resources will be able to connect to the same site as the next generation of resources, resulting in minimal increases in interconnection costs. Ferc also stated that, in determining whether a facility falls under the LGIA or SGIA, the definitions of “large production facility” and “small production plant” would continue to be based on the total capacity of the production facility and not on a restrictive agreement. (section IV.C.1). [3] The final rule amends sections 3.1, 6.3, 7.3, 8.2 and Appendix 1 of the LGIP program “to enable interconnection customers to request an interconnection service below total production capacity, recognizing the need for adequate control techniques and sanctions to ensure that the production facility does not export energy beyond the desired level of service.” Id. 215. The final rule further states that “Article 5.9 of the pro forma LGIA allows a liaison customer to request the study and, if applicable, the subsequent use of a lower interconnection facility called “limited operation” unless the transmission provider`s connection facilities or network extensions are reasonably expected to be completed before the commercial operating date of the production facility.” Id. 218. On 19 April 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) adopted a new rule, Regulation 845, which restarts its extensive interconnection process for the first time since the Commission adopted important measures more than a decade ago. On April 19, 2018, ferc adopted a final rule (“Order No. 845”) for the review of its pro forma high-power connection procedures (“LGIP”) and the pro forma “LGIA” large-scale interconnection agreement to address reforms to generator interconnection processes and agreements for generators over 20 megawatts. Ferc adopted the majority of the reforms proposed in the COMMISSION communication of 15 December 2016 on the proposed regulation (“NOPR”).

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