Entries in FERC (19)

Tuesday
Feb212017

ISO-NE files comments as part of proposed FERC rules on energy storage

Comments highlight grid operator’s support of proposal goals

ISO New England filed comments with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on February 13, 2017, in response to the commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR), which is aimed at better integrating emerging energy storage technologies and distributed energy resources into organized wholesale electric markets.

FERC launched the NOPR process on November 17, 2016, out of concern that new storage technologies and distributed energy resources face barriers to participating in wholesale markets across the country. The proposal looks to establish market rules that better accommodate the physical and operational characteristics of battery storage technologies and to enable participation of aggregations of distributed energy resources.

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Friday
Jan132017

FERC accepts market changes to accommodate energy storage in ISO-NE energy markets

The changes, which go into effect December 2018, provide greater flexibility for new storage technologies to participate in the wholesale electricity marketplace

On December 9, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) accepted changes to ISO New England’s market rules to allow energy storage to participate as dispatchable resources in the Day-Ahead and Real-Time Energy Markets, while continuing to participate as alternative technology regulation resources (ATRRs) in the Regulation Market.

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Thursday
Jan052017

FERC issues 2016 Reliability Primer

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has posted a Reliability Primer. The publication describes the basic structure, fundamental concepts, and functions of how the bulk power system operates. It then provides a comprehensive overview of FERC’s role in overseeing the reliable operation of the nation’s interconnected electric grid. According to FERC, the 78-page Reliability Primer is a product of FERC staff and does not reflect the views of the Commission or any individual Commissioner.

Thursday
Dec222016

FERC Commissioner LaFleur discussed changing energy landscape at final Consumer Liaison Group meeting of 2016

The Consumer Liaison Group (CLG) held its last quarterly meeting of the year in Boston, Mass., on December 1, 2016. The meeting featured a keynote address by FERC Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur; an update from ISO New England; and a panel discussion, New England States’ Clean Energy Initiatives: How Will Mandated Wind and Hydro Procurements Impact Customer Bills and the Regional Power Markets? 

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Thursday
Jul282016

New resource retirement rules in effect for region’s capacity market

July 28 update to article originally posted April 14: Information added below on the materiality threshold accepted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on July 27, plus a link added to FCM Participation Guide instructions on submitting retirement delist bids.

On April 12, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) accepted ISO New England’s proposed changes to the way power resources can exit the Forward Capacity Market. (Read the FERC order.) These ISO retirement reforms will improve the economic efficiency of the capacity market and further reduce the potential for market power issues. The changes are effective March 1 so they apply to the next Forward Capacity Auction (FCA) to be held February 2017.

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Tuesday
Apr192016

US Department of Energy conducts outreach meeting in Boston for second installment of Quadrennial Energy Review

ISO New England provides grid operator perspective on evolution of region’s electric grid

On April 15, the US Department of Energy (DOE) conducted a stakeholder outreach meeting in Boston, MA, as it collects information from various regions of the country for the second iteration of its Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). The 2016 version of the QER is focused on all aspects of the electric grid, from bulk power generation to end users to distributed generation, microgrids, and other “grid-edge” issues. The April 15 meeting highlighted issues impacting New England, New York, and states covered by the PJM Interconnection footprint.

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