FERC Announces Technical Conference

Posted: October 3, 2016 - 10:57 / FERC / Reports

(September 30, 2016)
Take notice that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) will
convene a technical conference on November 9, 2016, at the Commission’s offices at 888 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20426 beginning at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). Commission staff will lead the conference, and Commissioners may attend.
Electric storage resources are able to provide services to multiple entities (i.e.,
Regional Transmission Organizations/Independent System Operators (RTO/ISO), the
distribution utilities, or other markets). In addition, these storage resources may fit into
one or more of the traditional asset functions of generation, transmission, and
distribution. The Commission wants to explore the circumstances under which it may be appropriate for electric storage resources to provide multiple services, whether the
RTO/ISO tariffs need to include provisions to accommodate these business models, and how the Commission may ensure just and reasonable compensation for these resources in the RTO/ISO markets. The subject of the conference will be the utilization of electric storage resources as transmission assets compensated through transmission rates, for grid support services that are compensated in other ways, and for multiple services. The discussion will include issues related to (1) potential models for cost recovery for electric storage resources utilized as transmission assets, while also selling energy, capacity or ancillary services at wholesale;(2) potential models to enable an electric storage resource to provide a compensated grid support service (like a generator providing ancillary services under a reliability must-run contract) rather than being compensated for providing transmission service; and (3) practical considerations for electric storage resources providing multiple services at once (i.e., providing both wholesale service(s) and retail and/or end-use service(s)). Further details of the conference will be specified in a supplemental notice.

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