Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines the ERO’s plan to address the growing risk to BPS reliability posed by the rapid transition to inverter-based resources (IBRs).  NERC views increased IBR use as a high-impact/high-likelihood threat requiring substantive action on their part — including a major commitment to information sharing, industry outreach, the development of Reliability Guidelines, and standards development. 

NERC’s strategy document repeatedly states that IBR integration issues are “systemic” and “significant” – a big escalation in tone from earlier assessments.  As such, a gap analysis of the standards framework (due 1Q2023) is sure to lead to even more IBR requirements.