Under CAISO proposal, distributed resources could bid into CA energy markets next year
California is one of a handful of states — New York and Texas make the list as well — working to quickly integrate distributed energy resource providers (DERPs) into energy markets. But the state is further along than its counterparts, and has put together a plan that would simplify the metering and monitoring process to allow integration of a wider range of distributed resources into grid markets.
“We clearly see distributed energy resources playing a larger and larger role over time as part of the supply mix,” Tom Flynn, ISO infrastructure policy development manager, told Greentech Media.
The ISO’s proposal sets out a framework for allowing resources into the market which are aggregated into commitments of at least 0.5 MW. And DERP aggregators will be a scheduling coordinator metered entity, which will avoid “having each sub-resource in a DERP aggregation engaged in a direct metering
arrangement with the ISO,” the proposal says.