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Utility Dive (Opinion): Allowing DERs to Participate in Wholesale Markets Does Not Trample State and Local Authority

Posted by Jeff Dennis and Ted Thomas on May 14, 2019

Utility Dive published this opinion piece by Arkansas PSC Chairman Ted Thomas and AEE's Jeff Dennis arguing for allowing distributed energy resources to compete in wholesale markets, that others like are challenging. See excerpts below and the entire UD piece here.

Distributed energy resources (DERs) are rapidly expanding as technologies advance, their costs decline and customers demand more control over their own energy usage.

The rapid deployment of technologies like onsite renewable energy generation, battery storage, fuel cells and electric vehicles, along with enabling consumer devices and software controls, promises to bring significant benefits not only to the customers deploying them, but also for the electricity grid as a whole...

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