Winter Policy Summit logo

February 10-13, 2019 • Renaissance Washington Hotel • Washington, D.C.

Winter Policy Summit logo

February 10-13, 2019
Renaissance Washington Hotel
Washington, D.C.

Staff Subcommittee on Electricity


1:30-3:45 p.m. • Ballroom North

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Public Purpose Microgrids

(Joint Session with the Staff Subcommittee on Electric Reliability) 

Public purpose microgrids are often neglected from policy conversations.  Yet, if properly structured and planned, some microgrids can support critical services like fire and police stations, hospitals, and other essential infrastructure and businesses during emergency situations. Despite their benefits, public purpose microgrids face challenges associated with their costs and potential reliability and safety concerns associated with their interconnection.  Facilitating the use of public microgrids will require consideration of interconnection rules and standards and cost recovery, including the potential for using alternative cost recovery and regulatory models.


Ryan Laruwe, Michigan Staff 


Lon Huber, Director, Energy, Navigant

Shay Bahramirad, Vice President, Engineering and Smart Grid, ComEd

Jason Allnutt, Conformity Assessment Program Specialist, IEEE


2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

FERC Order 841 Update

In February 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) voted to remove barriers to the participation of electric storage resources in the capacity, energy, and ancillary services markets operated by Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) and Independent System Operators (ISOs). FERC indicated that its order will enhance competition and promote greater efficiency in the nation’s electric wholesale markets, and will help support the resilience of the bulk power system.  On December 3, 2018, the ISOs and RTOs filed their compliance filings.  Responding parties have until February 7, 2019 to file comments.  This panel will provide an overview of each of the compliance filings, the commenter filings/reactions, as well as next steps.


Kimberly Duffley, North Carolina Staff 


Jason Burwen, Vice President, Policy, Energy Storage Association

Jeff Dennis, Managing Director and General Counsel, Advanced Energy Economy

Randolph Elliott, Senior Director, Regulatory Counsel, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Jennifer Murphy, Director of Energy Policy and Senior Counsel, NARUC

Denise Foster, Vice President, State and Member Services, PJM