FERC issues storage, reliability orders, calls conference on aggregated DERs

By District Energy posted 02-15-2018 16:58

  

Gavin Bade, Utility Dive

Summary

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday issued new orders on energy storage participation in wholesale power markets and frequency response services provided by generators.

FERC directed regional grid operators to devise new tariffs for storage market participation that allow the resources to provide multiple electricity market services, as well as set power market prices as purchasers and sellers of energy. The commission could not settle on similar directives for DER aggregations, however, and called a technical conference for April 10-11.

FERC also issued rules that require new generation resources, including renewables, to provide frequency response services. Nuclear and combined heat and power (CHP) resources are excluded from the order.

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