On January 31, 2012, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) conditionally accepted additional reforms to the California ISO’s Generator Interconnection Procedures (GIP) that significantly change the rules that apply to developers seeking to interconnect power generation facilities in the California ISO’s balancing authority area.

The decision continues the California ISO’s efforts to reform the GIP that began in 2008, and focuses on 18 specific issues that arose from stakeholder efforts, interconnection agreement negotiations, the California ISO’s transmission planning process, or that were carried over from the previous round of reforms.

The reforms addressed the following issues and more:

• Deliverability Status
• Financial Security Deadlines
• Posting of Security and Reimbursement of Costs for Network Upgrades
• Reductions in Project Size

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To learn more about the reforms approved yesterday and how they may affect your generation development plans, please contact one of the attorneys listed below.

Maurcus Wood at (503) 294-9434 or mwood@stoel.com
Seth Hilton at (415) 617-8943 or sdhilton@stoel.com
Jason Johns at (503) 294-9618 or jajohns@stoel.com
Chad Marriott at (503) 294-9339 or ctmarriott@stoel.com