September 17, 2020

Statement from ESA CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman on FERC Order 2222 Opening Wholesale Market Participation to DER Aggregations

“Today is another landmark day for competition and innovation in the power sector. FERC’s Order 2222 removes regulatory barriers to aggregation of distributed resources in wholesale electricity markets, and is the next step forward for energy storage and other distributed energy resources. Energy storage is increasingly located on local electric grids, in households and businesses, and is often integrated with distributed generation and controllable loads. Enabling these flexible resources to participate together as ‘virtual power plants’ in wholesale markets is a victory for enhancing grid reliability, enabling a more resilient grid, and lowering costs for consumers.”

“We commend FERC Chair Chatterjee and Commissioner Glick for their leadership in continuing to ensure policies that encourage market participation of flexible distributed resources, building on the foundation of FERC Order 841 for distributed energy storage participation. ESA looks forward to working with grid operators to support effective and timely implementation of FERC’s Order 2222, making the grid more resilient, efficient, sustainable and affordable.”

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