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SEIA Statement on FERC’s DER Aggregation Ruling

Thursday, Sep 17 2020

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today issued a final rule that clarifies how aggregated distributed energy resources (DERs) can participate in wholesale power markets.

Following is a statement from Katherine Gensler, vice president of regulatory affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the rule:

“We are pleased to see FERC recognize the important role that distributed energy resources and DER aggregators play in reliably delivering clean energy to American homes and businesses. Customers are choosing cost-competitive solar and energy storage from a variety of sources. This rule embraces the trend of increasing use of distributed resources and provides much-needed clarity to grid operators on how to harness the energy and ancillary services they provide.

“Competition in our electricity markets is a critical part of our clean energy transformation. This rule will create jobs, drive local economies, and enable the solar industry to supply 20% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030.”
 

About SEIA®: 

The Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA) is leading the transformation to a clean energy economy, creating the framework for solar to achieve 20% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies and other strategic partners to fight for policies that create jobs in every community and shape fair market rules that promote competition and the growth of reliable, low-cost solar power. Founded in 1974, SEIA is a national trade association building a comprehensive vision for the Solar+ Decade through research, education and advocacy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org.

Media Contact: 

Morgan Lyons, SEIA's Senior Communications Manager, mlyons@seia.org (202) 556-2872

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