NARUC's Winter Policy Summit
The 2021 NARUC Winter Policy Summit was held virtually and presided over by President Paul Kjellander. The Summit was an online success, with well attended sessions and panels on a slew of fascinating topics.
FERC issued its final rule, Order 2222, in September 2020, outlining the pathway for distributed energy resources to participate in established wholesale markets. This landmark order envisions distributed energy resources accessing market based pricing in the regional organized wholesale capacity, energy, and ancillary services markets alongside traditional resources.
Each RTO/ISO must file tariff changes to implement the requirements and requires coordination among RTO/ISOs, distribution utilities, and regulators. This session also focused on State Commission issues, such as interconnection requirements, coordination, and retail distributed energy resource programs. Co-sponsored by the Committees on Energy Resources and the Environment and Electricity, the panel was moderated by Chair of the Illinois Commerce Commission, Carrie Zalewski and is excerpted here.
Chair, Illinois Commerce Commission, Carrie Zalewski: FERC issued Order 2222, otherwise referred to as two by four, outlining a pathway for distributed energy resources or DERs to participate in established wholesale markets.