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Generation Interconnection Policies and Wind Power: A Discussion of Issues, Problems, and Potential Solutions

This 103-page Subcontract Report describes the adoption and implementation of FERC Order 2003 and the reasons for the sharp rise in generation interconnection filings in recent years. After an introduction, Section II explains the basics of large-scale generator interconnection. Section III summarizes the number of generator interconnection filings at BPA, WAPA, and the RTOs and ISOs across the country. Section IV documents the reasons for these sharp increases in generator interconnection filings. Section V explains the interconnection queue reform initiatives that have been approved, proposed, or are under consideration. A review of potential solutions to the problem of clogged generator interconnection queues is provided in Section VI. The report closes with a summary in Section VII.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-11-11 18:46:38
Description This 103-page Subcontract Report describes the adoption and implementation of FERC Order 2003 and the reasons for the sharp rise in generation interconnection filings in recent years. After an introduction, Section II explains the basics of large-scale generator interconnection. Section III summarizes the number of generator interconnection filings at BPA, WAPA, and the RTOs and ISOs across the country. Section IV documents the reasons for these sharp increases in generator interconnection filings. Section V explains the interconnection queue reform initiatives that have been approved, proposed, or are under consideration. A review of potential solutions to the problem of clogged generator interconnection queues is provided in Section VI. The report closes with a summary in Section VII.
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Source The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Keyword Wind
Selector Selection Committee
Date Of Record Creation 2010-11-11 18:34:26
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Date Last Modified 2010-11-11 19:19:13
Creator Porter, K.; Fink, S.; Mudd, C.; & DeCesaro, J.
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-11-11 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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