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The Queue is Jammed. How Can FERC Get More Renewables Connected to the Grid?

Posted by Jeff Dennis and Sam Ressin on Sep 28, 2022 1:00:00 PM

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The growth of renewable energy has been accompanied by a worrisome trend: rising delays and wait times for projects asking for connection to the grid. These holdups lead to canceled projects, lost jobs, and wasted effort. Without changes to interconnection, this trend will only worsen, as the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and rising fuel costs for conventional generation accelerate advanced energy adoption. Earlier this year, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) took the first step toward streamlining the interconnection process, but there is a long way to go.

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, Transmission