FERC Energy Storage Rule Paves Way For More Green Projects

Law360, New York (November 27, 2013, 6:36 PM EST) -- A Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rule released last week allowing energy storage projects to connect with the electric grid will boost a still-nascent industry, and its presence as a backup power source could ease concerns over the intermittent nature of renewable energy projects seeking to join the grid, experts say.

Energy storage projects such as batteries and flywheels have already interconnected with the grid. However, in issuing FERC Order No. 792 on Friday, the commission expanded the scope of its Small Generation Interconnection Agreements and Procedures...
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