On December 15, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) which proposed reforms to its large generator interconnection processes. The proposed reforms are designed to address interconnection process related issues identified by the utility industry. The proposed reforms will change FERC’s standard interconnection rules and the related agreements used by generators with a capacity of more than 20 megawatts. The proposed reforms are intended to benefit interconnecting generators by providing more timely and accurate information. It is FERC’s expectation that the reforms will streamline the interconnection process. Among FERC's proposals are additional process enhancements that would benefit the energy storage industry. Download the full regulatory update at the bottom of this page.