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FERC Issues Order Establishing Reactive Power Requirements for Non-Synchronous Generation

On June 16, 2016, in Docket No. RM16-1, FERC issued Order No. 827 eliminating the exemptions for wind generators from the requirement to provide reactive power, which is needed to control system voltage for efficient and reliable operation of the transmission system.  Order No. 827 requires all newly interconnecting non-synchronous generators to provide reactive power at the high-side of the generator substation as condition of interconnection as set forth in their Large Generator Interconnection Agreement or Small Generator Interconnection Agreement as of the effective date of the Final Rule.

To view Order No. 827, click here