Customized Energy Solutions to host webinar on FERC order 841 implementation

Published on March 30, 2018 by Kevin Randolph

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Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) announced Wednesday that representatives from Customized Energy Solutions (CES) will discuss the details of FERC order 841 and address implementation in a CESA webinar on April 4.

FERC order 841 states that Independent System Operators (ISOs) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) must ensure that markets rules must allow the provision of services by energy storage resources. The order requires that storage resources are allowed to de-rate their capacity to meet minimum run-time thresholds.

The order states that “existing RTO/ISO market rules are unjust and unreasonable in light of barriers that they present to the participation of electric storage resources.” These barriers, FERC said. “reduce competition and market efficiency…. Where such conditions exist, resources that are technically capable of providing services are precluded from competing with resources that are already participating in the RTO/ISO markets.”

ISOs and RTOs will be acquired to propose participation models for FERC approval. Once they receive approval, they will have one year to implement them.

During the webinar, guest speakers from Customized Energy Solutions will discuss what the implications of the order for energy storage markets, legal challenges to the order and how advocates and industry can support its effective implementation.

The webinar is free but requires registration on the CESA website.