1. US Regulator FERC 'Leaning Forward' to Remove Barriers to Wholesale Market Participation

    US Regulator FERC 'Leaning Forward' to Remove Barriers to Wholesale Market Participation

    Moves by the US’ Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to assess electricity storage’s potential role in wholesale markets and in maintaining a low-cost, reliable network have been welcomed by the Washington-headquartered Energy Storage Association. Jason Burwen, the association’s policy and advocacy director, told Energy Storage News that the rapid recent growth in deployment of the technology had brought various issues to the regulator’s attention regarding its future potential and barriers that currently exist. A recent GTM Research report claimed that deployments of storage in the US increased 243% in 2015, much of it in front of the meter in PJM Interconnection's frequency regulation market.

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