Ruling Upholds FERC Order to Include Energy Storage in Wholesale Electricity Markets
Friday, Jul 10 2020
Washington, D.C. — Following is a statement from Katherine Gensler, vice president of regulatory affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit’s decision upholding Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order No. 841, which requires wholesale markets to allow participation by energy storage resources.
“We are pleased with the Court’s decision today, upholding FERC Order No. 841 and providing a pathway for energy storage resources to participate in wholesale electric markets around the country. Energy storage is a critical part of our clean energy transformation and will be a key part of solar’s goal to provide 20% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. Competitive markets drive innovation and lower prices for consumers. As customers demand more clean energy and more storage, we are pleased to see the Court preserve wholesale market opportunities for energy storage resources.
“Still, we have a long way to go in terms of creating fair and open markets for all generators. We urge FERC to publish a final rule on wholesale market participation for distributed energy resources.”
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