Energy Storage International

SPI 2017

FERC NOPR on DER Aggregation

Monday, September 11
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Mandalay Bay Ballroom L

Late last year FERC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) that would require RTO and ISO’s to remove barriers to the participation of electric storage resources and distributed energy resource aggregations in the capacity, energy, and ancillary service markets. Now that FERC is back to a quorum, what should we expect? Is the republican majority more likely to advance these technologies or leave the status quo in place? Could this be the next legal battleground for traditional generators, similar to FERC Order No. 745?

Frank Lacey

President
Electric Energy Advisors Consulting, LLC

Frank Lacey has operated in the electricity industry since 1993. He has worked for a variety of consulting firms and directly within the electricity industry. Within the industry, he has worked his whole career for advanced energy companies. He has spent the majority of his career focused on ensuring that electricity markets expand and are competitive and that consumers have the ability to choose advanced energy alternatives, suppliers, technologies and resources. While working for CPower, a demand response company, he was instrumental in developing the industry strategy and approach to the Supreme Court's review of the DC Circuit Court's opinion vacating FERC Order No. 745.

He launched Electric Advisors Consulting in the fall of 2015 and in this role, continued to support the efforts of the advanced energy industry at the Supreme Court. His areas of expertise include aligning business strategies to regulatory frameworks as they evolve and participation in the regulatory processes to align regulatory outcomes to existing business strategies. He continues to support the development of advanced energy technologies and options for and the integration of those products and services into the electricty markets and supports customers' choice of these products and services. Frank earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and has a masters degree from Carnegie Mellon University with concentrations in finance and envrionmental management.

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