1. FERC Rule May 'Nudge' States To Alter Distributed Solar Interconnection

    FERC Rule May 'Nudge' States To Alter Distributed Solar Interconnection

    The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a modification to its Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures (SGIA) rule, enabling certain appropriately located, inverter-based generators below 2 MW to qualify for "fast-track" approval procedures. Previous rules required such small generators to be between 2 MW and 5 MW to qualify for fast-track consideration.

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    1. The FERC decision is not only a model and a suggestion for states to modify their interconnect policies, it is a nudge to do so.
    2. By restructuring the process, a greater number of small generators can proceed without studies.
    3. We applaud FERC for recognizing the challenges facing wholesale distributed generation development, which is one of the fastest-growing segments of America's solar energy industry.
    4. We commend the FERC commissioners for acknowledging that energy storage should be able to participate in the small generator interconnection process on our electric grid and that our rules and policies should evolve as well.
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