The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an official order on the Interconnection for Wind Energy (or "Grid Code") case for large generators with a capacity of 20 MW and above. The order establishes interconnection standards proposed by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and negotiated by AWEA with the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC).

"The goal of NERC and the goal of the wind energy industry -- to set clear standards for wind turbines to keep producing and supporting the grid during voltage disturbances elsewhere on the system (Low Voltage Ride-Through) -- have been met. This is a central requirement for the wind industry's rapid growth into a mature, mainstream utility-scale technology." -- Randall Swisher, AWEA executive director