FERC Transmission reform paves way for adding new energy resources to grid

The American Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has streamlined the interconnection process between the nation’s respective electric grids. This will allow for greater timing and cost certainty to interconnection customers while ensuring that new sources of power generation are treated fairly. The announcement includes sweeping reforms as well as increased financial commitments to interconnection customers.

Currently, projects face an average wait of up to five years to connect to the grid. This important reform will reduce this period and allow for quicker connections to the grid, and provide more reliable, resilient, and affordable electricity to all.