Country:United States
Year:2005
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2005
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources>Power
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Small
Agency:Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
URL:http://www.ferc.gov/industries/electric/indus-act/gi/small-gen.asp
Legal References:18 CFR Part 35 [Docket No. RM02-12-000; Order No. 2006]
Description:In May 2005 FERC adopted standard "small generator" procedures for the interconnection of generators no larger than 20 megawatts (MW) in capacity. The rule harmonises state and federal practices and directs public utilities to amend their Order No. 888 open access transmission tariffs to offer non-discriminatory, standardised interconnection service for small generators. The FERCs standards apply only to facilities already subject to the jurisdiction of the commission; mostly, these are not local distribution facilities but systems that interconnect at the transmission level. The FERCs standards include a Small Generator Interconnection Procedures (SGIP) document and a Small Generator Interconnection Agreement (SGIA).

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