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Storage in electricity markets: NOPR comments

The American Public Power Association filed comments with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Feb. 13, 2017 regarding a notice of proposed rulemaking, or NOPR, on participation in organized wholesale markets by electric storage resources and distributed energy resource aggregators.

APPA generally supports FERC's efforts to allow storage and distributed energy resources to participate in wholesale markets, but urged the commission to keep its main focus on the end result to electricity consumers, and offered a number of recommendations.

APPA joined the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in filing the comments.

The notice of proposed rulemaking, issued on Nov. 17, 2016, would require regional transmission organizations and independent system operators to revise their wholesale power tariffs to better remove barriers to RTO-run wholesale market participation by energy storage resources such as large battery systems.

Read the full comments.