MRC Advocacy

Despite their many advantages, microgrids face significant barriers to widespread implementation. As a fundamental complication, microgrids face often-conflicting regulation at the federal, state and sometime local levels. The MRC  focuses its efforts on intervening where issues of importance arise. In that context, it will move to discussions with RTOs, NERC and state PUCs as appropriate, and will consider advocating for federal or model state legislation.  Where one RTO has adopted or improved an ancillary service market, the MRC will encourage the spread of best practices to additional RTO market areas. The MRC will seek to promote industry growth through fair and broad-based regulation.

State and Local Activities

On November 20, 2017, the MRC responded to a request from the Puerto Rico Energy Commission seeking input ...
On November 13, 2017, the MRC filed comments to the Draft Roadmap for Commercializing Microgrids in California ...
On August 16, 2017, the MRC filed comments in response to the California Energy Commission Docket 16-EPIC-01, ...
On April 10, 2017, the MRC filed comments in response to the Staff Report on DC Public Service Commission ...
On October 28, 2016, the MRC filed comments in response to Maryland's Notice of Public Conference In ...
On September 2, 2016, the MRC filed comments on the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' ...
On April 15, 2016, the MRC filed comments on the Washington DC Public Service Commission's Formal Case ...
On February 26, 2016, the MRC filed comments on Baltimore Gas and Electric's Public Purpose Microgrid ...
On October 26, 2015, the MRC filed comments on the New York Public Service Commission's Track 2 Staff ...
On May 1, 2015, the MRC filed comments on the New York Public Service Commission's Order Adopting Regulatory ...
The Microgrid Resources Coalition (MRC) recently filed comments relating to the implementation and regulation ...
On September 22, 2014 the MRC filed additional comments on the New York Public Service Commission  Proceeding ...
On July 29, 2014 the State Initiatives Group filed comments on the New York Public Service Commission  ...

Federal Activities

On October 23, 2017, the MRC filed comments and a Motion to Intervene in response to FERC’s Notice of ...
On February 28, 2017, the MRC filed comments on FERC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Fast-Start Pricing ...
On January 30, 2017, the MRC filed on FERC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Electric Storage Participation ...
On June 30, 2016, the MRC filed comments on CAISO's Stakeholder Initiative to review transmission access ...
On April 25, 2016, the MRC filed comments and a motion to intervene in response to FERC's Notice of Inquiry ...
On March 25, 2016, the MRC filed a Motion to Intervene and Comments to California Independent System ...
On July 17, 2015, the MRC filed with the United States Supreme Court a  Brief as Amicus Curiae in Support ...
On October 23, 2017, the MRC filed comments and a Motion to Intervene in response to FERC’s Notice of ...
On June 30, 2016, the MRC filed comments on CAISO's Stakeholder Initiative to review transmission access ...
IDEA has submitted comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the Grid Resiliency Pricing ...
On February 13, 2015, the MRC submitted comments in response to PJM Interconnection, LLC's filing in ...

MRC Priorities

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Christopher Berendt

Partner, DBR

1 (202) 230-5426

C. Baird Brown

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