07/23/2019 - Ari Peskoe

Power producers fight FERC storage order in D.C. Circuit

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The lawsuit will likely focus on an element of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Order No. 841 that requires regional transmission organizations (RTOs) to allow full participation from energy storage resources connected to utility distribution systems, said Ari Peskoe, director of Harvard Law School’s Electricity Law Initiative. FERC commissioners approved Order No. 841 last year to allow energy storage to compete with other electricity sources like natural gas and coal in regional wholesale power markets overseen by RTOs or independent system operators.

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