SEPA report focuses on key areas of agreement made in response to FERC’S notice of proposed rulemaking

Written By: Stratton Report
September 27, 2017

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission wants DER Aggregation in Wholesale Markets 

In late 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) that would require regional transmission organizations (RTOs) and independent system operators (ISOs) to modify or create rules to enable energy storage and aggregated DER participation in wholesale markets. Summarizing hundreds of pages of comments filed by more than 100 stakeholders, this paper identifies key technical and operational areas that ISO/RTO revised tariffs would need to address before DER aggregation at scale is possible.Over a hundred stakeholders submitted countless pages of comments. This report by SEPA focuses on key areas of agreement and areas of technical and operational issues made in response to FERC’S notice of proposed rulemaking.

Three possible issues with bundling DERs for bulk power

1Eligibility requirements

2Metering and telemetry requirements

3Operational coordination among the RTO/ISO, DER aggregator, and the electric distribution utility

Read the full public report here