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On July 7, 2015, the Commission issued a notice calling for comments on a Petition for Rulemaking filed by the American Wind Energy Association (“AWEA”) on June 19, 2015 in Docket No. RM15-21-000. In its petition, AWEA requested that the Commission initiate a rulemaking to significantly amend the pro forma Large Generator Interconnection Procedures (“GIP”) and Large Generation Interconnection Agreement (“GIA”), in order to alleviate what it described as “unduly discriminatory and unreasonable barriers to generator market access.” Comments on the petition are due August 6, 2015.
While AWEA acknowledged in its petition that previous Commission reforms in the area of generator interconnection have generally had positive results, it stated that “more than a decade has passed since the Commission looked holistically at whether interconnection procedures remain consistent with its statutory mandates.” AWEA argued that the GIP and GIA have become “out of date” in comparison to current market conditions, and are therefore unable to “ensure that the generator interconnection process is just, reasonable, and not unduly discriminatory or preferential.”
In its petition, AWEA summarized its proposed amendments to the GIP and the GIA as follows:
A. Reforms to improve certainty in the study/restudy process:
B. Reforms to improve transparency in the interconnection process:
C. Reforms to improve certainty of network upgrade costs:
D. Reforms to improve accountability in the interconnection process:
Comments on AWEA’s petition are due August 6, 2015. A copy of the petition may be found here.
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