- DER Integration & Compensation Initiative Project Overview
This project overview summarizes the project description, premise, approach, and objectives of the DER Integration and Compensation Initiative.
- Order 2222, September 2020
Order 2222 amends Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulations to remove barriers to the participation of distributed energy resource aggregations in the capacity, energy, and ancillary service markets operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators (RTOs/ISOS).
NARUC-NASEO Distributed Energy Resource Integration and Compensation Workshop, September 20-21, 2022
State Utility Commissions and State Energy Offices are increasingly faced with novel technical issues and policy decisions related to the integration of distribution-connected energy resources. Almost every aspect of the electric utility can be affected by distributed energy resource (DER) growth, while retail and wholesale rules will also become more intertwined. Policy makers will need to consider many technical and economic issues to prepare for a variety of future paths that are changing rapidly. Ultimately, state energy decision makers individually and collectively want to ensure that these resources are connected and operated in a way that is safe, fair, and supports state goals.
This workshop convenes NARUC and NASEO state members to further prepare for decision making related to the connection, operation, and compensation of distributed energy resources (DERs)---within the distribution grid, bulk power system, and wholesale energy markets. Workshop attendees will be NARUC and NASEO members. Sessions include panel discussions, templates and time for action planning by states, and opportunities to provide input to the U.S Department of Energy and National Laboratories on efforts to support DER integration.
View Presentations for September 20: DER-Bulk Power System Coordination.
View Presentations for September 21: DER Integration through Advancing Interconnection
Interconnection Standards Technical Assistance Workshop, July 17, 2022
In the context of FERC order 2222, distributed energy resource (DER) growth, electric vehicle charging investments, and digitization trends in the evolving electricity sector, many state commissions have identified the need for near-term actions to update their state’s interconnection standards. NARUC members and DOE, NREL, and NIST technical experts joined together for an interactive workshop to learn about resources, lessons learned, and support opportunities for updating DER interconnection standards. Experts will demystify IEEE 1547-2018, assist in prioritizing action steps and processes, and provide an engaging forum for members to make connections to colleagues in other states who share similar challenges and timelines.
DER Aggregation Participation in Electricity Markets: NASEO and NARUC Webinar on EPRI Collaborative Forum Final Report and FERC Order 2222 Roadmap Confirmation, June 2, 2022
Over 2021 and the early part of 2022, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) facilitated a collaborative forum with U.S. and Canadian ISOs/RTOs, distribution and transmission utilities, DER aggregators, and relevant retail regulatory authorities to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with FERC’s Order 2222 to enable participation of DER aggregations in wholesale electricity markets. Over 45 webcasts were held across the project with relevant topics, educational sessions, and panels involving important stakeholders. In March, EPRI released the final report of the project, in the form of a roadmap that summarized key findings and potential actions across six important areas. In this NASEO-NARUC webinar, EPRI will provide a summary of the report, its key findings, and further activities planned for the future.
Speakers: Erik Ela, EPRI; Nick Heine, EPRI; Jens Boemer, EPRI; Ben Ealey, EPRI; Angela Chuang, EPRI; Ajit Renjit, EPRI
DERs in Wholesale Markets and on the Distribution Network: What Needs to Happen, Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), March 8, 2022
FERC Order 2222 directed regional grid operators to open their wholesale markets to distributed energy resources (DERs) but that will take more than action by RTOs/ISOs. Distribution utilities and their state regulators also have big roles to play in realizing all the benefits of distributed resources for customers and the power grid. In this webinar, which drew on FERC Order No 2222 Implementation: Preparing the Distribution System for DER Participation in Wholesale Markets, a report from AEE and GridLab, utility executives and DER companies explored what needs to happen locally to unlock the value of DERs at the grid edge.
Speakers: Ric O’Connell, GridLab; Susan Mora, Exelon; Tamara Dzubay, Ecobee; Adam Stern, Enel X; Yujia Zhou, DTE Energy; Nate Bennett, DTE Energy; Terri Eaton, Xcel Energy; Peter Dotson-Westphalen, CPower Energy Management; Lisa Frantzis, AEE; Jeff Dennis, AEE
Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Integration into Wholesale Markets and Operations: Overview and Current News, March 2022
The Energy Systems Integration Group has released a new report, DER Integration into Wholesale Markets and Operations, examining the changes in regulation, market rules, planning, and operating practices needed to better integrate distributed energy resources into U.S. wholesale markets and operations. The report covers the nearer-term implementation of FERC Order 2222, the order’s implications for electricity distribution systems, and broader gaps related to DER integration in wholesale markets and distribution systems.
Speakers:Matt McDonnell, Strategen, Lorenzo Kristov, Electric System Policy, Structure, Market Design
- NARUC and NASEO are grateful to the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity and Grid Deployment Office and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for funding the DER Integration and Compensation Project which enables the resources and activities described on this webpage.
Advisory Group Members:
- Chair Kent Chandler, Kentucky Public Service Commission
- Alexandra Fisher, District of Columbia Public Service Commission
- Chair Marissa Gillett, Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
- Robert Jackson, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
- Commissioner Will McAdams, Public Utility Commission of Texas
- Joanna Troy, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
- John Williams, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
- Chair Carrie Zalewski, Illinois Commerce Commission