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

MOPR Gets Real: How PJM Plans to Apply the Minimum Offer Price Rule

Posted by Webinar on Apr 7, 2020 12:34:00 PM

Recorded on April 7, 2020

Since the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a decision ordering an expanded Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) in PJM Interconnection this past December, there has been much debate about the legality, substance, and implications of the order. With PJM's compliance plan now filed and open for comment through April 22, this webinar looked at how PJM has chosen to handle key issues, including what counts as a state subsidy, how default and resource-specific price floors will be set, and when future capacity auctions will take place. 
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Topics: Wholesale Markets

Valuing Distributed Energy Resources in ERCOT

Posted by Webinar on Jan 27, 2020 12:45:00 PM

Recorded on January 27, 2020

Texas Advanced Energy Business Alliance (TAEBA) recently released a new report that
showed electricity customers across the state could save $5.47 billion by using distributed
energy resources (DERs) like solar energy, energy storage, efficiency, and electric vehicles
to reduce the need for more costly peak power generation and transmission and distribution
investments. The report quantified the value of integrating DERs into transmission and
distribution planning and allowed them to participate in existing wholesale markets.

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, Texas Advanced Energy Business Alliance

The 2020s and the Coming of an Advanced Energy Economy

Posted by Webinar on Jan 23, 2020 12:51:00 PM

Recorded on January 23, 2020

100% clean energy commitments in state after state, with wind, solar, and storage displacing traditional power plants. Electric vehicles cheaper to buy, as well as own, than gasoline- and diesel-powered ones. Distributed resources dotting the grid, making every household and business a power market player. Welcome to the 2020s, the decade when the trends that have been building over the past 10 years come to fruition. What will it mean for investment, jobs, and growth for the United States to become a true advanced energy economy?

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, Advanced Transportation

Priced Out: Understanding FERC’s ‘Minimum Offer Price Rule’ Order and its Impact on States, Consumers, and Advanced Energy

Posted by Webinar on Jan 8, 2020 12:55:00 PM

Recorded on January 8, 2020

On December 19, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ordered PJM Interconnection, the nation’s largest regional grid operator, to make significant changes to the design of its capacity market that could have significant negative ramifications for advanced energy. FERC’s ruling will require newly developed advanced energy resources like wind, solar, energy storage, demand response, and energy efficiency to offer capacity into the market at high, predetermined prices if they receive or are eligible to receive revenues from a state policy program. What is the Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR), and what does it mean for advanced energy development, consumer costs, and increasingly ambitious state climate and clean energy goals?

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Topics: Wholesale Markets