NERC Launches IBR Registration Initiative Resources to Highlight Progress and Keep Stakeholders Informed

ATLANTA – As part of its Inverter-Based Resource Strategy, NERC is dedicated to identifying and addressing challenges associated with inverter-based resources (IBR) as the penetration of these resources continues to increase. ERO Enterprise assessments identified a reliability gap associated with the increasing integration of IBRs as part of the grid in which a significant level of bulk power system-connected IBR owners and operators are not yet required to register with NERC or adhere to its Reliability Standards.

In response, FERC issued an order in 2022 directing NERC to identify and register owners and operators of currently unregistered bulk power system-connected IBRs. Working closely with industry and stakeholders, NERC is executing a FERC-approved work plan to achieve the identification and registration directive by 2026.

In Phase 1 of this project, NERC worked with the Regional Entities to develop potential Rules of Procedure revisions to address registration of owners and operators of unregistered IBRs that have an aggregate, material impact. The proposed revisions, which were approved by NERC’s Board of Trustees on February 22 and will be submitted to FERC in early March, would result in materially impactful IBRs becoming subject to NERC​​s Reliability Standards, commensurate to the amount of BPS-impactful synchronous resources currently subject to these standards. This proposal addresses revisions to NERC registration process rules; however, additional projects will focus on the standards development process as NERC Reliability Standards are updated consistent with FERC directives under Order 901.

NERC is launching several initiatives to ensure industry and stakeholders are kept informed throughout this critical, three-phase project. 

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Posted On: 02/29/2024