MRC Advocacy

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. Looking ahead to 2019 and beyond the Coalition seeks to promote industry growth by focusing on advocacy efforts related to microgrids, eliminating regulatory barriers, resiliency, and utility 2.0. 

MRC Priorities

Federal Activities

On November 6, 2018, the MRC filed comments to FERC in response to the proposal for revisions to its ...
On June 22, 2018, the MRC filed comments in response to FERC's Notice of Technical Conference, dated ...
On May 9, 2018,  the MRC filed comments and a Motion to Intervene in connection with the Grid Resilience ...
On Friday, March 9, 2018, the seven RTOs and ISOs filed comments in response to FERC docket AD18-7-000 ...
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 ...

State and Local Activities

On May 31, 2019, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) submitted its final report to the Public Service ...
On Thursday, April 25, 2019, MRC Board members Edward (Ted) Borer of Princeton University and Joan Kowal ...
On March 11, 2019,  the MRC submitted a supplemental reply brief to the Public Utilities Commission of ...
On February 8, 2019,  the MRC responded to preliminary questions in the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission ...
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  ...

Recent Regulatory News

10/16/2019 4:57:14 PM
Peter Maloney, Microgrid Knowledge Summary The General Services Administration (GSA) has issued a request ...
9/17/2019 1:34:19 PM
David Thill, Energy News Network Summary The state law seeks to avoid blackouts and other grid problems ...
8/13/2019 1:16:52 PM
Lisa Cohn, Microgrid Knowledge Summary New Jersey expects to begin accepting applications in November for ...
8/6/2019 11:37:50 AM
Wicked Local Burlington Summary Significant investments to come to Bedford and Burlington through ...
7/29/2019 3:14:56 PM
Tom Johnson, NJ Spotlight Summary A federal agency has told the operator of the nation’s largest power ...

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Christopher Berendt

Partner, DBR

1 (202) 230-5426

C. Baird Brown

Principal, eco(n)law

1 (267) 231-2310