The Forum on Inverter Grid Integration Issues (FIGII) is an ad-hoc consortium of technical experts from inverter manufacturers, national labs, utilities and consultants. It seeks to address long-term barriers to high penetration of inverter-based distributed energy resources (DER).
A Guide to Selecting Inverters and Settings in Jurisdictions Without Grid Support Functionality Requirements is a new document created by the consortium in April 2019. It is intended to help inform utilities choosing to provide specific requirements to ensure inverters are correctly selected and commissioned.
FIGII acts as a venue to discuss current topics as well as long-term goals to address hurdles to DER integration, such as anti-islanding, inverter fault current characterization, and verification of functional settings, among other things. IREC’s Chief Regulatory Engineer, Brian Lydic, is the primary contact for FIGII and the guide.