Valuing Distributed Energy Resources in ERCOT

Posted by Webinar on Jan 27, 2020 12:45:00 PM

Recorded on January 27, 2020

Texas Advanced Energy Business Alliance (TAEBA) recently released a new report that
showed electricity customers across the state could save $5.47 billion by using distributed
energy resources (DERs) like solar energy, energy storage, efficiency, and electric vehicles
to reduce the need for more costly peak power generation and transmission and distribution
investments. The report quantified the value of integrating DERs into transmission and
distribution planning and allowed them to participate in existing wholesale markets.

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, Texas Advanced Energy Business Alliance

The 2020s and the Coming of an Advanced Energy Economy

Posted by Webinar on Jan 23, 2020 12:51:00 PM

Recorded on January 23, 2020

100% clean energy commitments in state after state, with wind, solar, and storage displacing traditional power plants. Electric vehicles cheaper to buy, as well as own, than gasoline- and diesel-powered ones. Distributed resources dotting the grid, making every household and business a power market player. Welcome to the 2020s, the decade when the trends that have been building over the past 10 years come to fruition. What will it mean for investment, jobs, and growth for the United States to become a true advanced energy economy?

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, Advanced Transportation

Priced Out: Understanding FERC’s ‘Minimum Offer Price Rule’ Order and its Impact on States, Consumers, and Advanced Energy

Posted by Webinar on Jan 8, 2020 12:55:00 PM

Recorded on January 8, 2020

On December 19, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ordered PJM Interconnection, the nation’s largest regional grid operator, to make significant changes to the design of its capacity market that could have significant negative ramifications for advanced energy. FERC’s ruling will require newly developed advanced energy resources like wind, solar, energy storage, demand response, and energy efficiency to offer capacity into the market at high, predetermined prices if they receive or are eligible to receive revenues from a state policy program. What is the Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR), and what does it mean for advanced energy development, consumer costs, and increasingly ambitious state climate and clean energy goals?

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Topics: Wholesale Markets

Distributed Energy Resources in Wholesale Markets: What They Are Doing Now; What They Could Do, Given More Opportunity to Compete

Posted by Webinar on Oct 23, 2019 1:09:00 PM

Recorded on October 23, 2019

Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) – such as battery storage, electric vehicles, microgrids, and both standalone solar and solar-plus-storage – are known for adding value onsite or to the local distribution grid. Increasingly, however, these resources, when aggregated together, are not only technically capable of providing energy, capacity, and ancillary services to wholesale electricity markets but can do so cost-competitively.

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Topics: Wholesale Markets

Breaking Down Barriers to Advanced Energy in Wholesale Markets

Posted by Webinar on Feb 27, 2019 1:37:00 PM

Recorded on February 27, 2019

What stands in the way of advanced energy technologies competing on price and performance to meet energy needs?

Market rules that are predicated on characteristics of the legacy power sources that now dominate the electric power system. At FERC and the seven wholesale electricity markets under FERC jurisdiction, regulators are starting to recognize, and break down, the barriers to true competition on a technology-neutral basis. But market reform is a long, complicated process, and much is left to be done.

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Topics: Wholesale Markets