ISO should endeavour to involve each system concerned in communication through connection studies. ISO shall assess whether the IR is on or near the boundary of a relevant TOs service area or other system or systems, in order to potentially harm those third parties, in which case ISO shall invite the TOs and/or network operators concerned to the scoping meeting, in accordance with GIDAP, informing these third parties as soon as possible of the time and place of the planned scoping meeting. On 19 October 2010, CAISO submitted tariff provisions for the generator interconnection process, known as generator interconnection procedures (PIGs). GIP is an integrated cluster study process that assigns both generator connection requirements, large and small, from groups of annual queues for studies carried out in electrically related project groups. The GIP process for interconnection requests is identified as Annex Y of the CAISO tariff. In addition to the existing generator set study process, the GIP includes two other study processes: an “independent study process” and a “Fast Track Process”. If you have any questions about generation networking, please contact the CAISO Project Manager at (916) 608-7062 Details of the interconnection request procedure are included in the participating owner`s (PDG&E) transmission rate. In order to promote consistency across the network controlled by California Independent System Operator (CAISO), the PTO`s CAISO tariff and TO tariff have been modified. On October 1, 2011, CAISO submitted provisions relating to the tariff applicable to the generator interconnection process, known as Generator Interconnection Procedures Phase 2 (GIP-2). A developer can do this during an annual window from the 1st to the 31st. On April 1, the Commission requested a RI for the standby cluster process. All IRs that enter during this window are examined in the same “cluster”.
A “cluster” is the process by which a group of generator IRs is examined together and not individually, in order to carry out impact studies on connection systems. The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) connection procedures, which will come into effect before July 1, 2005, were the “Amendment 39” procedures. On 16 December 2010, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the tariff provisions of the GIP subject to reservations. These new procedures combined the Small (SGIP) and large login process (LGIP) into a single cluster approach and streamlined schedules as part of the study process.