Integrating Renewable Energy Into Interstate Grid

Law360, New York (May 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On April 16, 2009, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation issued a special report entitled Accommodating High Levels of Variable Generation, in which the authority proposed measures for addressing the challenges to grid reliability posed by increasing contribution of renewable generation into the United States' power plant portfolio.

Due in part to increased state and federal policies providing incentives for the construction and operation of renewable power plants, NERC expects a 350 to 700 percent increase in renewable generation — from wind, solar, ocean and certain...
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