FERC Sets Demand Response Opt-Out for Further Consideration
June 18, 2021 Email This Story Copyright 2010-21 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) said that it will take a further look at whether participation by demand response resources in distributed energy resource (DER) aggregations in regional wholesale markets should be subject to the opt-out, opt-in requirements established in Order Nos. 719 and 719-A.
Specifically, FERC set aside the Commission’s decision in Order No. 2222-A that the opt-out requirement would not extend to aggregations that include a mix of demand response and other forms of DERs.
Instead, the Commission will further evaluate whether to permit demand response to participate as part of a DER aggregate in the context of the Commission’s broader Notice of Inquiry (NOI) proceeding considering whether to revise its regulations to remove the demand response opt-out established in Order Nos. 719 (2008) and 719-A (2009).
FERC also provided further clarification regarding appropriate restrictions to avoid double counting of services and the compensation of demand response resources that participate in DER aggregations.