Duke Energy Ohio Proposes Nonbypassable PowerForward Rider To Recover Innovative Services
Utility Proposes To Install Battery That Would Provide Ancillary Services To PJM
June 5, 2017 Email This Story Copyright 2010-17 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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As part of a proposed electric security plan for the period June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2024, Duke Energy Ohio is proposing to institute a nonbypassable rider PowerForward Rider (Rider PF) to recover incremental costs associated with any advanced grid installations or other innovations approved by PUCO, including a proposed battery to be installed by the utility.
"The Company envisions this rider as a mechanism to promote enhancing information technology to optimize the benefits of the SmartGrid technology; recover expenses associated with any grid investments necessary to promote customer-owned generation; promote advanced lighting technology; promote deployment of battery storage technology; transform its billing system through its CustomerConnect program; and support other innovations that may not even be contemplated at this point," Duke Energy Ohio said
Separately, Duke Energy Ohio is proposing an approximate 10 megawatt (MW) distribution battery energy storage system(s) to be located in its southwest Ohio service territory.
"This specific project will allow Duke Energy Ohio to confirm the value energy storage can provide to the electric grid and ultimately, Duke Energy customers," the company said, citing various distribution-related benefits.
However, Duke Energy Ohio further said, "The proposed battery energy storage system will provide certain ancillary services to the PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., (PJM) market. Specifically, the project is likely to provide frequency regulation, thereby helping to stabilize the electric grid in a manner that is more efficient that [sic] traditional resources, such as fossil generation."