ISO-NE and NEPOOL File with FERC for One-Year DR Delay
The Independent System Operator – New England (ISO-NE) and New England Power Pool (NEPOOL) Participants Committee jointly filed (Docket ER16-167-001) with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on October 30 to delay by one year– from June 1, 2017, until June 1, 2018 – the planned participation of demand response (DR) resources in the New England wholesale markets.
The delay of the full integration of demand response by 12 months stems from the uncertainty created by the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacating Order No. 745, which is being reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court.
In p a letter sent to FERC, ISO-NE and NEPOOL contend that, “if if the U.S. Supreme Court upholds the D.C. Circuit’s order vacating Order No. 745, demand response resource participation in the energy markets as currently envisioned in the ISO Tariff would not be permitted, which [would make]full integration [into the energy markets]… impossible.”