FERC Actions Boost Distributed Resources in Power Markets
Energy attorney Brendan Connors authored a Law360 article discussing recent orders from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that aim to bolster distributed energy resource (DER) participation in power markets. FERC's Order No. 2222-A, released March 18, 2021, largely reaffirmed its seminal Order No. 2222, which dramatically reduced barriers to entry into wholesale energy markets for DERs. The order did, however, change or clarify certain aspects of Order No. 2222. This article outlines the March 18 order, including the changes and clarifications made in response to questions regarding opt-out authority for states and double-counting DER services.