1. 'Enormous Step' for Energy Storage as Court Upholds FERC Order 841, Opening Wholesale Markets

    'Enormous Step' for Energy Storage as Court Upholds FERC Order 841, Opening Wholesale Markets

    Federal regulators — not utilities and states — get to decide how batteries engage in transmission-scale power markets, the appeals court rules. “This is an enormous step for energy storage, with the affirmation that energy storage connected at the distribution level must have the option to access wholesale markets, allowing homes and businesses to contribute to the resiliency, efficiency, sustainability, and affordability of the grid," Kelly Speakes-Backman, chief executive of the Energy Storage Association, said in an email.

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    1. This is an enormous step for energy storage, with the affirmation that energy storage connected at the distribution level must have the option to access wholesale markets, allowing homes and businesses to contribute to the resiliency, efficiency, sustainability, and affordability of the grid.
    2. As our electric system becomes more modernized and distributed, we are seeing the regulatory frameworks at both the wholesale and retail levels adjust to that reality.
    3. This ruling was a slam dunk for FERC.
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