A combination of energy and environmental public policy initiatives has driven the rapid growth of variable energy resources (VERs) in the United States in recent years. The variability of VER generation output, however, makes it difficult to operate and plan bulk-power systems in real time, as well as in near-term and long-term operating and planning horizons. FERC and the industry have struggled to overcome these problems as more VERs have reached commercial operation.
On November 18, 2010, in Docket No. RM10-11-000, FERC promulgated a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) meant to facilitate the integration of VERs into the bulk-power systems in light of, among other issues, the above complications.
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Comments on the NOPR must be filed with FERC by March 2, 2011.