The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) today issued an order on the Department of Energy’s (“DOE”) Noticed of Proposed Rulemaking, closing that proceeding and opening a new one to examine resilience more fully. AEMA is pleased with the decision to take additional time to adequately build a record on resilience. Commissioner LaFleur indicated her strong […]
In December 2017, FERC staff released an assessment of demand response and advanced metering, including analyses of wholesale markets, summer demand response, and solar eclipse participation. The report can be accessed here.
Advanced Energy Management Alliance filed comments on June 22, 2017 in response to FERC’s Post-Technical Conference questions Docket AD17-11-000.
AEMA filed on February 13, 2017, in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NOPR”) on energy storage and distributed energy resource (“DER”) aggregation. AEMA made the case that existing demand response programs should be protected; that the definition of DER should include demand response; and that distributed resources should have the opportunity to […]
During the final days before Chairman Bay left the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”), the Commissioners determined that New York Independent Systems Operator (“NYISO”) had posed unjust and unreasonable tariffs on demand response. AEMA and other complainants, including the New York Public Service Commission, fought the ISO and convinced FERC to order that demand response does […]
AEMA was party to a complaint that argued successfully at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for consumers to have the choice of participating in wholesale and retail markets simultaneously, provided that those consumer resources are delivering distinct services to each part of the grid. This blog post was originally published on the NRDC website. FERC […]
07/11/2016 | Bentham Paulos The “polar vortex” storm of January 2014 blew in big changes to PJM Interconnection’s operations. But these changes are now the subject of a lawsuit filed by environmental groups, alleging they discriminate against clean energy sources. The sub-zero temperatures froze coal piles and gearboxes. Natural gas plants, lacking firm contracts for […]
Article originally published in Electric Light & Power. Law of Supreme and Demand 02/23/2016 Future of DR Hedged by High Court Win, Market Rules By Rod Walton, Senior Editor It may not always seem linear or unidirectional or even make sense to the average energy consumer, but demand response (DR) is a booming business and […]
As RTO Insider reported, Chairman Norman Bay asserted at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Winter Committee Meetings in DC, that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will not revisit the price structure of demand response following the Supreme Court decision on Order 745, but will instead focus on implementing the policy. See full story here and […]
Published December 2015 in Public Utilities Fortnightly. The Price is Right? Demand response on appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court. By Steve Isser and Bob King The Supreme Court recently heard legal arguments on the fate of FERC Order 745, one of the most highly contested cases on electric utility regulation to come before the […]