- Jan 2, 2021 11:58 am GMT
Due to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order 2222 on Distributed Energy Resource Aggregation (DERA), grid operators such as Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) should start stakeholder discussions on how to comply with the FERC Order 2222.
The link references the first task force meeting of MISO's DER TF.
The stakeholder chair for this MISO task force is from Minnesota Public Utility Commission. The vice-chair is from Xcel Energy.
The task force has its work cut out before July 2021, when MISO should file with FERC its plan on how MISO intends to comply with this Order 2222.
Rakon Energy LLC will be closely tracking this order at MISO.
The key to DERA is whether MISO states would allow third party aggregation. Because it is simply not possible for an ISO to deal with 100's of 250 kW individual DERs. It makes more sense to deal with 10s of aggregators who bundle those DERs and bid into the market. Yes, MISO distribution utilities can aggregate. However, if third party aggregators are allowed whose main focus is aggregating and bundling these DERs - utilities can focus on the grid modernization efforts needed to incorporate these DERs such as the hosting capacity analysis.
A FERC Order levels the playing field and brings much needed clarity on a specific policy objective. In this Order 2222, its all about distributed energy resources.
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