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FERC Takes Action on IBR Standards and Registration

On November 17, 2022, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) made several actions focused on inverter-based resources (IBRs).

FERC’s News Release states:

FERC’s orders today include three IBR-focused actions:

  • An order directing NERC to develop a plan to register the entities that own and operate IBRs (RD22-4);

  • A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to direct NERC to develop reliability standards for IBRs that cover data sharing, model validation, planning and operational studies, and performance requirements (RM22-12); and

  • An order approving reliability standards that are related to IBRs, which NERC proposed earlier this year (RD22-5).

FERC Chairman Richard Glick also stated: “FERC’s most solemn responsibility is protecting the reliability of the bulk power system. And that includes ensuring that promising new technologies, like IBRs, are configured and operated in a manner that enhances, not weakens, grid reliability. Today’s orders set us on that course.”


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