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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Microgrid Labs, Inc. Advisor: 2014 to Present Developed product plans, conceptual and preliminary designs for projects, performed industry surveys and developed...

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Recently the California PUC posted a decision that clearly defines the standards and interfaces that will be required for virtual power capacity systems to inter-operate and operate with utilities. This paper is about those standards.

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Matt Chester on Nov 10, 2020

Do you expect other bodies to look to the CA PUC decision as guidance in their region too, John? 

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John Benson on Nov 10, 2020

I would guess that it will influence them. However, as I pointed out in the earlier post, this is an evolving technology, and CA may need to make adjustments as it emerges in order to make the grid and financial incentives work. This is a heavy lift with the potential for many unintended consequences.

As usual, California will be the pioneer with arrows in our backs. 

-John

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