FERC moves to tighten electric grid rules for inverter-based resources

By Renewable Energy World Federal regulators took steps that could lead to new mandatory standards for inverter-based resources (IBRs) in an effort to enhance the reliability of the bulk electric system.

IBRs are solar photovoltaic, wind, fuel cell and battery storage resources that use power electronic devices to change direct current power to alternating current power, to be transmitted on the bulk-power system.

In its November 17 action, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued orders that focused on three IBR-relateded actions:

An order directing the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) to develop a plan to register the entities that own and operate IBRs;A Notice

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