Statement on FERC's February Open Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NERC is pleased with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s action today toward assuring a sufficient level of essential reliability services for the bulk power system amid a changing resource mix characterized by rapid growth in natural gas and renewable generation.

FERC issued a final rule that amends the pro forma Large Generator and Small Generator Interconnections Agreements to require that all newly interconnecting generating facilities install, maintain and operate equipment capable of providing primary frequency response as a condition of grid interconnection. FERC’s final rule also amends the interconnection agreements to impose certain operating requirements, including maximum droop and deadband parameters, and sustained response provisions.

NERC continues its work of assuring the reliability of the North American bulk power system.  

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Posted On: 02/15/2018