The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has extended the compliance deadline for Order No. 2023, a final rule that reforms the Commission’s standard generator interconnection procedures and agreements.
The Oct. 25 order technically grants rehearing to modify Order No. 2023 to make this change, extending the deadline from 90 days after Federal Register publication to 210 days after Federal Register publication.
The rule was published in the Federal Register on September 6, 2023, which would make compliance filings due on April 3, 2024.
In response to a request by California Independent System Operator transmission owners, the order also states that transmission owners with wholesale distribution access tariffs may submit their compliance filings within 90 calendar days of the date on which their relevant regional transmission organization/ISO submits its compliance filing.
FERC said that it will address other rehearing issues in a later order.
Order 2023 – a final rule approved by FERC in July -- adopted many of the reforms proposed in a June 2022 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with modifications based on the record.
The final rule also builds on Commission Order Nos. 2003 and 2006, in which FERC first required public utility transmission providers to adopt its standard procedures and agreements for interconnecting large and small generating facilities, and on Commission Order No. 845, in which the Commission added additional study mechanisms and types of interconnection service.