FERC Accepts Integration of Demand Response Into ISO-NE Market, Despite Uncertain Fate Of Order No. 745
On January 9, 2015, FERC accepted proposed modifications to the ISO New England Inc. (“ISO-NE”) Transmission, Markets and Services Tariff (“Tariff”) designed to fully integrate demand response into ISO-NE’s wholesale energy and reserve markets. The Commission’s action comes several months after the D.C. Circuit’s ruling in Electric Power Supply Association v. FERC in which it vacated FERC Order No. 745—the foundational order in which the Commission required organized wholesale energy markets administered by a Regional Transmission Organization or Independent System Operator to compensate demand response resources at the market price for energy (see May 27, 2014 edition of the WER).