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Demand Response Provider Asks Feds to Open States to Energy Market Competition

Demand Response Provider Asks Feds to Open States to Energy Market Competition Over the past half-decade, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has consistently won court battles upholding its authority over states to set the rules for how distributed energy resources can play in wholesale energy markets. Now FERC is being asked to put that authority … Continue reading Demand Response Provider Asks Feds to Open States to Energy Market Competition

#Utility sector wary of new #security rules for distributed resources

Utility sector wary of new security rules for distributed resources “I’m not surprised industry vendors are suggesting there should be a lower threshold,” said Mike Almeyda, account manager with risk management firm Force 5. At the same time, he said, “it’s not that industry doesn’t want to do the work.” CIP standards are evolving and … Continue reading #Utility sector wary of new #security rules for distributed resources

What’s Driving Distributed Generation Adoption?

What’s Driving Distributed Generation Adoption? For a majority of the United States’ electricity and grid network’s 100 plus year history, utilities have largely been unchallenged monopolies because of high barriers to market entry, among other reasons. Traditionally, electricity generation in the United States has relied on large, centralized assets, such as coal-fired power plants, to … Continue reading What’s Driving Distributed Generation Adoption?

Winning in a more distributed energy world: 3 steps to utility success

Winning in a more distributed energy world: 3 steps to utility success A billion-dollar retail opportunity awaits utilities that turn reluctant customers into partners. In the U.S. power system’s transformation, customers’ traditional dependence on utilities is increasingly becoming a utility dependence on customers. This reversal is driven by diminishing electricity sales caused in part by … Continue reading Winning in a more distributed energy world: 3 steps to utility success

#California regulators approve measures to propel energy storage, DERs

California regulators approve measures to propel energy storage, DERs Several of the proposals approved by CAISO’s board on Wednesday were part of the third and final phase of the Energy Storage and Distributed Energy Resources (ESDER) initiative that stakeholders launched to foster greater participation of those resources in the wholesale market. The proposals remove one … Continue reading #California regulators approve measures to propel energy storage, DERs

NYISO Announces Distributed Energy Resource Pilot Projects

NYISO Announces Distributed Energy Resource Pilot Projects Demonstration of DER aggregations seek to expand market competition and improve New York’s energy infrastructure Rensselaer, NY | The New York Independent System Operator, Inc. (NYISO) today announced the selection of three pilot projects to demonstrate the capabilities of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) and options for their integration … Continue reading NYISO Announces Distributed Energy Resource Pilot Projects

In #Massachusetts, capacity ownership of distributed resources could determine fate of storage

In Massachusetts, capacity ownership of distributed resources could determine fate of storage A little-noticed debate in Massachusetts could have a big impact on the trajectory of the state’s energy storage market. Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) convened a technical conference on solar and storage facilities participating in ISO-New England’s forward … Continue reading In #Massachusetts, capacity ownership of distributed resources could determine fate of storage

#Shell invests in #Sonnen to drive distributed energy aims forward

Shell invests in Sonnen to drive distributed energy aims forward Sonnen CEO Ostermann also disclosed that the investment would enable sonnen to pursue expansion plans predominantly in the US and Australia, but also to ramp-up the development of its domestic aggregated storage platform sonnencommunity, its nascent virtual power plant solution and its grid-related services initiative. … Continue reading #Shell invests in #Sonnen to drive distributed energy aims forward

#Utilities, #Grid_Operators Tell FERC They Need Real-Time Data to Better Manage DERs

Utilities, Grid Operators Tell FERC They Need Real-Time Data to Better Manage DERs Utilities and grid operators stressed the need for real-time information on distributed energy resources to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission panel in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. FERC organized the conference to gather information on the challenges of integrating DERs into the wholesale … Continue reading #Utilities, #Grid_Operators Tell FERC They Need Real-Time Data to Better Manage DERs