A new ruling by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has opened the doors to connect more solar arrays and wind farms to the power grid. FERC’s new ruling in Order 792, updates its existing rules for small generators to reflect the latest developments in the energy storage field. The new order adds energy storage as a power source that is eligible to connect to the grid, effectively giving energy storage the same status and inclusion in the same category as the existing Small Generator Interconnection Procedures. It also makes energy storage eligible for the existing fast track process.
FERC’s explanation for issuing Order 792 was as follows: