"FERC Gives Markets Green Light To Deploy Energy Storage"

"Energy storage and distributed energy resources such as small-scale solar received a resounding vote of confidence from federal regulators on Wednesday.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission unanimously approved a rule first proposed in November 2016 to boost the participation of energy storage technologies in power markets, putting batteries and pumped hydroelectric power on par with nuclear, coal, natural gas and renewable generation.

And the commission scheduled a technical conference April 10-11 on how regional transmission organizations (RTOs) and independent system operators (ISOs) can aggregate and integrate distributed resources such as solar or combined heat and power systems into their wholesale electricity markets."

Rod Kuckro reports for EnergyWire February 16, 2018.

Source: EnergyWire, 02/20/2018