FERC Order 2222: How it will level the playing field for distributed energy storage and other DERs

December 10, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued a landmark ruling in Order 2222 to enable Distributed Energy Resource (DER) aggregations to fully participate in wholesale electricity markets. From their location on the distribution system or behind a customer meter, DERs ranging from renewable generators to electric and thermal storage and from energy efficiency to electric vehicles and their charging equipment will be able to compete head-to-head with traditional large-scale power plants for valued grid services, driving down consumer costs and enhancing grid flexibility and reliability.

This webinar described existing participation barriers for DERs in wholesale electricity markets and how Order 2222 should help lower them. Presenters discussed what new opportunities may open up for various DER technologies, and what challenges lay ahead. They examined the implications of the various parts of the order, including the more controversial issues surrounding federal vs. state jurisdiction. Presenters analyzed the trade-offs between the retail and wholesale value of DERs, and the techno-economic feasibility of virtual power plants. Lastly, they considered what implementation may look like at the various ISOs/RTOs.

– Edward Toppi, Vice President – Distributed Market Integration, Customized Energy Solutions
– Mike Berlinski, Director – Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions
– Todd Olinsky-Paul, Senior Project Director, Clean Energy States Alliance (moderator)

This webinar was a presentation of the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP). ESTAP is a federal-state funding and information sharing project that aims to accelerate the deployment of electrical energy storage technologies in the U.S. ESTAP is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity, managed by Sandia National Laboratories, and administered by the Clean Energy States Alliance.