Search for Resilience: Texas Blackouts, Policy Fallout, and How Advanced Energy Can Help

Posted by Webinar on Mar 24, 2021 1:35:00 PM

Recorded on March 24, 2021

The blackouts resulting from the record freeze in Texas are driving regulators and lawmakers in Texas and around the country to search for answers:

How can we keep the lights on when severe weather strikes?

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Topics: PUCs, PowerSuite, Wholesale Markets, Texas Advanced Energy Business Alliance, Texas

A New Day for Advanced Energy?

Posted by Webinar on Feb 17, 2021 3:53:27 PM

Recorded on February 17, 2021

New talk of clean energy investment to stimulate a COVID-heavy economy. A new chairman at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission facing tension between states and wholesale markets and worries about transmission. A Biden Administration determined to take action on climate, with advanced energy technologies as critical tools.

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Topics: Federal Policy, Wholesale Markets

FERC Order No. 2222: Opening the Door to DERs in Wholesale Markets

Posted by Webinar on Nov 12, 2020 10:31:00 AM

Recorded on November 12, 2020

In its landmark Order No. 2222, FERC requires all Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators (RTOs/ISOs) to remove barriers to wholesale market participation by aggregated distributed energy resources (DERs). This means that DERs – including distributed solar, energy storage, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, demand response, and more – will be able to bid into wholesale energy, ancillary services, and capacity markets according to their technical capabilities.

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Topics: Wholesale Markets

Everything You Wanted to Know about RTOs But Never Could – Until Now

Posted by Webinar on Sep 29, 2020 12:47:00 PM

Recorded on September 29, 2020

Market rules that determine whether and how advanced energy technologies can participate in wholesale electricity markets are largely set by regional grid operators – Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators (RTOs/ISOs).

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Topics: Wholesale Markets

Net Energy Metering and State Authority: What's at Stake for Advanced Energy in FERC Petition

Posted by Webinar on Jun 3, 2020 12:13:00 PM

Recorded on June 3, 2020

States have long had the right to design retail billing and rate policies to facilitate the adoption of distributed energy resources, but right now that’s under threat of federal preemption. Net energy metering and similar practices have long been an important tool for states, as well as municipal and cooperative utilities, to empower consumers to take control over their energy supply. A recent petition from a little-known group called the New England Ratepayers Association asks the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to upend the status quo and expand federal regulatory authority over these policies and the customers that participate in them – with ramifications well beyond just net energy metering for rooftop solar.
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Topics: Wholesale Markets