1. Going beyond Order 841 to more meaningful FERC storage policy

    Going beyond Order 841 to more meaningful FERC storage policy

    Contributed article from Sean Bauer, engineering manager for ESA Member GlidePath. 

    More than two years after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued Order 841, its last major legal hurdle was recently settled by the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. The Court affirmed that FERC has ultimate say over even small-scale storage on the distribution system if that storage is participating in wholesale markets. At the same time, various markets are finally implementing the changes required under the order, enabling energy storage resources (ESR) to provide services that they’re technically capable of providing.

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