Converting a qualifying facility’s legacy PURPA interconnection agreement to a FERC-jurisdictional agreement can be an effective way to bypass the numbing headache that often accompanies taking a new power generation project through the interconnection queue. One may even be able to throw in a repower and, voila!, you have a refreshed facility that can operate for decades more in broader bilateral power markets without having years of interconnection delay.
But there are ins-and-outs to these conversions, and today FERC addressed the question of whether a qualifying facility owner may necessarily convert the capacity that’s stated in its PURPA interconnection agreement. For qualifying facility owners–it isn’t the answer you wanted.
See FERC’s order by following this link: CalWind Order.