SEIA Statement on PJM MOPR Compliance Filing
Wednesday, Mar 18 2020
WASHINGTON D.C. - Following is a statement from Katherine Gensler, vice president of regulatory affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association on PJM Interconnection’s compliance filing to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on how it plans to implement FERC’s order on capacity market pricing, known as the Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR):
“Though SEIA objects to the underlying policies presented in the current MOPR construct, PJM took a positive step in proposing how to comply with FERC’s December order. PJM’s submission will allow renewable generators to properly identify a project-specific bid price for bidding into the capacity market auctions. This process provides renewable generators a better opportunity to compete on a level playing field with other capacity providers and to help meet states’ clean energy goals.
“We request that FERC act swiftly to restore PJM’s annual capacity auctions in a timely manner. Our member companies are ready to see market certainty return to PJM and to put this multi-year debacle to a close.”
Celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2019, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry, which now employs more than 242,000 Americans. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to build jobs and diversity, champion the use of cost-competitive solar in America, remove market barriers and educate the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org.
Morgan Lyons, SEIA's Senior Communications Manager, email@example.com (202) 556-2872