Access documents related to the Order No. 2023: Improvements to Generator Interconnection Procedures and Agreements Key Project.
On July 28, 2023, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order No. 2023 (RM22-14-000) mandating significant reforms to generator interconnection procedures and agreements to ensure that interconnection customers can interconnect to the transmission system in a reliable, efficient, transparent, timely, and fair manner. The reforms build on the standardized procedures that FERC established in Order Nos. 2003, 2006, and 845, and are intended to address transmission interconnection queue backlogs, improve certainty, and prevent undue discrimination for new technologies as those resources proliferate.
While FERC will evaluate certain regional variations in interconnection procedures, complying with the Order requires significant changes to the manner in which the ISO administers the transmission interconnection processes and how interconnection customers are expected to participate in those processes.
Primary elements of the Order include:
The ISO is dedicating significant resources to this important initiative to develop its compliance proposal and bringing it through the stakeholder process to meet FERC’s accelerated timeframe. After the ISO submits its compliance filing to FERC, a transition process will begin in early 2024 to aid the conversion to the new requirements.
The Order No. 2023 project is just one of several key projects at the ISO, which continuously undertakes a variety of short- and long-term projects to enhance the region’s competitive wholesale electricity markets and ensure reliable operation of the power grid.