1. FERC landmark DER rule leaves open questions on grid operator implementation

    FERC landmark DER rule leaves open questions on grid operator implementation

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Order 2222, issued last month, gives Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO) and Independent System Operators (ISO) a lot of implementation flexibility, industry leaders pointed out during an Oct. 21 Energy Storage Association webinar. A key question is whether grid operators and utilities implement the rule 'according to the spirit of the order,' trying to open up participation to DERs as much as possible, or just do the bare minimum, said Ted Ko, vice president of policy and regulatory affairs at Stem during the webinar.

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    1. That's just one example of the kinds of possible barriers that can be still put up under this order.
    2. These interconnection rules may not need to be as complicated as they are and it may be possible to simplify them.
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