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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

June 22, 2012

FERC revises rules to help bring renewables onto the grid

Gabriel Nelson, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-06-22 12:17:04

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission voted today to revise rules for variable energy resources like wind and solar power, saying the changes will let the overseers of the power grid respond more quickly to weather patterns. It marks a departure from the current practice of setting transmission schedules in one-hour blocks, which can make it more difficult to prepare for when the sun hides behind clouds or the wind stops blowing. Transmission companies will now be able to set their schedules in 15-minute blocks. [ read more … ]

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