Today’s LiveWire Spotlight explores NERC’s Work Plan acting on FERC’s directive to submit a work plan to move unregistered inverter-based resource (IBR) owners and operators under Federal oversight.  In short the ERO proposes those with 20+ MW aggregates of IBR connected to the electric system at any voltage would become a new entity type.  The plan includes a series of milestones beginning with revising the Registry Criteria in NERC’s Rules of Procedure (ROP or “Rules”) to include the GO-IBR function up until registration is complete. 

NERC has requested that FERC expedite their review and approval of the work plan given the urgency of the reliability gap presented by unregistered IBRs.  If the Commission agrees to do so, the modifications to the Rules will begin around the May to June timeframe.