R Street Institute’s Energy and Environmental Program Director Devin Hartman echoed Marquis’ concerns about whether FERC went far enough through this ruling.

“We commend FERC for taking productive steps to reduce regulatory barriers to generator interconnection, however, the new status quo will still leave years worth of interconnection backlogs, keep grid costs at multiples of what is necessary, and delay new supply needed for grid reliability and clean transition,” Hartman said. “Interconnection reform needed a home run and FERC hit a single.”