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Rao Konidena found Rakon Energy LLC because Rao is passionate about connecting clients to cost-effective solutions in energy consulting, storage, distributed energy resources, and electricity...

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If PJM files a compliance proposal at FERC on Order 2222 that excludes net metered solar from PJM's capacity market participation - PJM's proposal will be non-compliant with the Order 2222 intent.

"Net energy metered resources represent a substantial number of DERs within PJM states. PJM estimates
approximately 7,000 MW of non-wholesale DER in the region and predicts that power from rooftop solar
installations will reach nearly 12,000 MW over the next 15 years.3 This is a significant resource that can provide real
value to PJM, especially when paired with batteries and electric vehicles. AEE and AEMA are concerned that the
proposed blanket restriction on the participation of net energy metered DERs in the PJM capacity market will
exclude a broad swath of customers from the PJM market (especially residential but also many commercial and
industrial customers), leading to substantial out-of-market activity with no visibility for PJM grid operators. This
would result in the loss of the reliability and market efficiency contributions of numerous resources in existence or
under development in the PJM region in response to state policy and customer preferences, such as rooftop solar,
energy storage, bidirectional electric vehicles and charging equipment, and demand response enabled by smart
thermostats and home devices. "

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Richard Brooks on Jan 28, 2022

Very interesting - thanks for sharing Rao.

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Rao Konidena on Jan 31, 2022

You are welcome, Richard.

 

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Rao Konidena on Jan 31, 2022

PJM Board response is here removing the blanket prohibition on Net Metered DERs participation in PJM markets
https://www.pjm.com/-/media/about-pjm/who-we-are/public-disclosures/2022...

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Matt Chester on Jan 31, 2022

Thanks for the update, Rao-- is this the end of the story or are there more developments to come? 

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Rao Konidena on Feb 1, 2022

Matt - this is the end of the story before PJM filed at FERC. Once we see the PJM compliance filing, FERC opens up the comment period.

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