Ferc Interconnection Agreement
In the United States, public utility commissions (PPCs) set connection standards that customers and utilities must comply with. Standards vary from state to state. In May 2005, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) also adopted interconnection standards for projects up to 20 megawatts (MW) for projects under FERC`s jurisdiction. These procedures are called small Generator Interconnection Procedures (SGIP). Typically, connection standards describe a multi-step process. In some legal systems, simple systems (usually smaller and based on the inverter) may be eligible for simplified or accelerated connection procedures. In the case of more complex systems or legal systems where simplified interconnection is not available, interconnection is usually a two-step process. .