18 Apr '16, 11am

FERC to assess distributed solar-plus-storage impact on wholesale markets

FERC to assess distributed solar-plus-storage impact on wholesale markets

Some behind-the-meter storage plays into RTO and ISO markets already. Image: Stem Inc. The impact of distributed solar-plus-storage, including aggregated systems, will be included in an assessment of electricity storage’s participation in wholesale electricity markets by the US’ national regulator, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Announced last week, FERC has given US regional transmission operators (RTOs) and Independent System Operators (ISOs) such as California’s CA ISO a short window, just until 2 May, to offer their comments on electricity storage’s potential role in wholesale markets and in maintaining a low-cost, reliable network. The organisations were asked whether barriers to electricity storage’s participation in capacity, energy and ancillary services markets create “unfair and unreasonable” wholesale rates. “Basically FERC seems to be suggesti...

Full article: http://www.pv-tech.org/news/fercs-assessment-to-include-d...

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