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FERC Issues NOPR on Essential Reliability Services and the Evolving Bulk-Power System-Primary Frequency Response

On November 18, 2016, in Docket No. RM16-6-000, FERC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) that would reform its regulations for the provision of primary frequency response. The NOPR proposes to modify the pro forma Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) and the pro forma Small Generator Interconnection Agreement (SGIA) to ensure that rates, terms and conditions of jurisdictional service remain just and reasonable and not unduly discriminatory or preferential. The proposed modifications would require generating facilities interconnecting with a LGIA or SGIA to install, maintain and operate equipment capable of providing frequency response as a condition of interconnection. Comments on the NOPR are due 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.

To view FERC’s Order, click here.