FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Anna Epstein
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Forum released the following statement praising Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) unanimous vote finalizing a rulemaking on energy storage and providing a process to allow for aggregated distributed energy resources (DERs) to compete in wholesale markets.
“In order to maximize the long-term sustainability of the U.S. energy grid, it’s critical that the federal government removes barriers that prohibit new and emerging forms of clean energy technology from unleashing their full potential. Improvements in grid storage will lead to enhanced resiliency, complement the development of more distributed energy generation, and create non-transmission alternatives to assure that supply meets demand.
“The action taken today by FERC represents a landmark example of rulemaking that will foster an innovative and reliable energy system and deliver affordable energy to families and consumers across America. By requiring Independent System Operators and Regional Transmission Organizations to allow storage to participate in capacity, energy and service markets, FERC is supporting an all-of-the above approach to energy and assuring that the market can deliver cost-effective solutions to utilities and ratepayers. We look forward to engaging in a formal process during the April 10 technical conference to ensure barriers are removed for our critical energy resources,” said CRES Forum Director of Policy and Advocacy Charles Hernick.
CRES Forum is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public and influencing the national conversation about commonsense clean energy.