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.”
See FERC’s News Release here: https://www.ferc.gov/news-events/news/ferc-proposes-ibr-standards-registration-improve-grid-reliability
See E-1-RD22-4-000 here: https://www.ferc.gov/media/e-1-rd22-4-000
See E-2-RM22-12-000 here: https://www.ferc.gov/media/e-2-rm22-12-000
See E-3-RD22-5-000 here: https://www.ferc.gov/media/e-3-rd22-5-000