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CAISO Takes Step to Allow Distributed Energy Resources to Compete in Wholesale Energy Markets

By Joshua T. Bledsoe and Douglas K. Porter On June 10, 2015, the California Independent System Operator (“CAISO”) released a draft final proposal (the “Expanded Metering and Telemetry Options Phase 2, Distributed Energy Resource Provider”) that, if finalized, would represent an initial  step towards a regulatory structure that would result in distributed energy resources (“DERs”) … Continue Reading

SDG&E 2014 Energy Storage Systems Request for Offers Among the Largest to Date

By Michael J. Gergen, Marc T. Campopiano and Andrew H. Meyer On September 5, 2014, San Diego Gas & Electric (“SDG&E”) issued a 2014 Energy Storage System (“ESS”) Request for Offers (“RFO”) soliciting at least 25 MW—and up to 800 MW—of energy storage (the “2014 ES RFO”).  SDG&E’s 2014 ES RFO is among the largest … Continue Reading

CPUC Opens Rulemaking to Incorporate Distributed Energy Resources Into Grid Planning Process for California’s Investor-Owned Utilities

By Michael J. Gergen, Marc T. Campopiano, and Andrew H. Meyer On August 14, 2014, the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”) issued an Order Instituting Rulemaking (“Order”) to establish policies, procedures, and rules to guide California investor-owned electric utilities (“IOUs”) in developing their Distribution Resources Plan Proposals (“DRPs”) in accordance with the requirements of Public … Continue Reading

Federal Appeals Court Vacates FERC Order No. 745 On Demand Response Compensation

By Michael J. Gergen and Miles B. Farmer On May 23, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Court issued a decision in Electric Power Supply Association v. FERC (“EPSA”) vacating and remanding FERC’s Order No. 745, which provides compensation for demand response resources that participate in the energy markets administered by Regional … Continue Reading

In Rejecting Rehearing of Demand Response Rule, Divided FERC Reaffirms Both Jurisdictional Reach and Market Efficiency Rationale

By Daniel Scripps Affirming its basis for issuing Order 745, “Demand Response Compensation in Organized Wholesale Energy Markets,” the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on December 15, 2011 issued Order 745-A (PDF), denying petitions for rehearing of the original Order, and making only minor clarifications to the requirements of Order 745. As was the case … Continue Reading

RTOs and ISOs Prepare to Comply with FERC’s Demand Response Compensation Rule; Questions Raised Concerning FERC’s Jurisdiction

Under Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order 745 considering Demand Response Compensation in Organized Wholesale Energy Markets, new requirements governing payment for demand response resources must soon be implemented by Independent System Operators (ISOs) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs).  As previously discussed in our Clean Energy Law Report, pursuant to Order 745 issued on March … Continue Reading