Merchant facilities fall under FERC jurisdiction regardless of the voltage at the point of interconnection. Cleco is part of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), and all merchant generation will be handled by MISO. Please visit MISO at https://www.misoenergy.org/planning/generator-interconnection/ to review their process and procedures.
Understand Compliance with Cleco Power and NERC Standards
All connections to the Cleco Power system must comply with all applicable Cleco Power standards and the planning standards and measurements of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) or its successor, as administered by the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) and/or any NERC regional entity. The Specification for Customer Owned Generation sets forth the minimum requirements and procedures for safe and effective connection and operation of customer-owned generation connected to the Cleco Power system.
In addition to the above generation requirements and to avoid impacts to the transmission system reliability, facility interconnection and performance requirements have been established for all generators interconnecting to the transmission system (69kV and above) and can be found in the document Requirements for Transmission System Interconnections for Generation, Transmission, and End-User.
Step 3: System Impact Study Performed
Step 4: Standard Generator Interconnection Agreement Signed