The Potential for Markets

Increased adoption of a range of DER technologies has the potential to change or activate retail and wholesale markets (i.e., at the distribution and transmission levels). Key to exploring this potential is understanding the benefits and services DERs provide; how utilities, distribution grid operators, and transmission operators value those services; and ultimately working out how and who will transact for these services. This includes state policies and incentives, rate design, and valuation.

Resources listed below are split between being either (1) an example of an approach, policy, or pilot project, or (2) a resource for either implementation or the marketplace of ideas (e.g., “Planning – Example,” “Planning – Resource,” “Markets – Resource”).

Note: Inclusion in the T&D Resource Catalog should not be constructed as an endorsement of the source or of the contents therein by NCEP, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NCEP’s administrator), or the U.S. Department of Energy (NCEP’s funder).

Markets: Example Policies and Pilot Projects

Date

Publisher

Title

Resource Type

Region Proxy

2019-11, last
accessed

California Public
Utility Commission (CPUC)

Distribution Resource
Plan, Including Locational Net Benefits Analysis (LNBA) Filing and Working
Group Reports

Website

CAISO

2019-11, last
accessed

California ISO
(CAISO)

Energy Storage and Distributed Energy Resources Three-Phase Plan

Website

CAISO

2019-11, last
accessed

California ISO
(CAISO)

Distributed Energy Resource Provider As Market Participant

Website

CAISO

2017-12

Utility Dive

As Grid Modernization Accelerates, Which States Are In The Lead, and Why?

Article

National

2018-01

Hawaii Senate

Hawaii SB2930 On Utility Compensation Reform

Docket

National

2017-03

Utility Dive

Have California’s Efforts To Value Distributed Resources Hit A Roadblock?

Article

CAISO

 

Markets: Resources and References

2016-03

Analysis Group

The Value Of “DER To “D”: The Role Of Distributed Energy Resources In Supporting
Local Electric Distribution System Reliability

Report

National

2018-02

Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission (FERC)

FERC Annual Demand Response Reports, Docket No, Ad18-10-000

Report

National

2016-12

Georgia Public
Service Commission (PSC)

Georgia Renewable Cost Framework

Docket

Southeast

2018-01

Gridworks

Sustaining Solar Beyond NEM: How Customer Owned Solar Compensation Can Evolve In Support
Of Decarbonizing California

Report

CAISO

2017-08

Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory (LBNL)

Demand Response Advanced Controls Framework and Assessment Of Enabling Technology
Costs

Report

National

2017-03

Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory (LBNL)

Demand Response Advanced Controls Framework and Assessment Of Enabling Technology
Costs
: California

Report

CAISO

2019-11, last
accessed

Northwest
Conservation Council

Demand Response Advisory Committee (DRAC)

Website

WECC

2014-01

PricewaterhouseCoopers
(PwC), Global Energy, Utilities, and Mining

The Road Ahead: Gaining Momentum From Energy Transformation

Report

National

2016-05

Rocky Mountain
Institute (RMI)

A Review Of Alternative Rate Designs

Report

National

2015-08

Rocky Mountain
Institute (RMI)

The Economics Of Demand Flexibility

Report

National

2018-05

Rocky Mountain
Institute (RMI)

The Economics Of Clean Energy Portfolios: How Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources Are Outcompeting and Can Strand Investment In Natural Gas-Fired Generation

Report

National

2018-06

Rocky Mountain
Institute (RMI)

The Economics
Of Electrifying Buildings: How Electric Space and Water Heating Supports Decarbonization Of Residential Buildings

Report

National

2017-10

City of
Sacramento

2017 Electric Vehicle Strategy

Report

CAISO

2019-11, last
accessed

City of
Sacramento, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Time Based Rates For Electric Vehicles

Website

CAISO

2018-05

Rocky Mountain
Institute

Grid Service Requirements On A Changing Grid

Presentation

National

2018-05

National
Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI)

Weaving The DER Pieces Together In The “Land Of Steady Habits”

Presentation

National

2018-05

PJM
Interconnection

Distributed Energy Resources In PJM Market Integration Considerations

Presentation

PJM

2018-05

North American
Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)

DER Connection Modeling and Reliability Considerations

Presentation

National

2018-05

American Council
for an Energy Efficient Economy

What We Can Learn From Experiences With Energy Efficiency In Regional Markets

Presentation

National

2019-03

Grid
Modernization Lab Consortium (GMLC)

A Valuation Framework For Informing Grid Modernization Decisions: Summary

Report

National

2019-03

Grid
Modernization Lab Consortium

A Valuation Framework For Informing Grid Modernization Decisions: Guidelines

Report

National

2019-03

Grid
Modernization Lab Consortium

Review Of Selected Standards In Support Of Valuation Guidelines Development

Report

National

2018-04

American Council
of an Energy Efficient Economy

Valuing Distributed Energy Resources: Combined Heat and Power and The Modern Grid

Report

National

2019-11

Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory (LBNL)

How To Estimate The Value Of Service Reliability Improvements

Report

National

2012-04

Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission (FERC) staff

Arizona-Southern California Outages On September 8, 2011: Causes and Recommendations

Report

CAISO

2019-09

IEEE Power and
Energy Magazine

Grid Architecture Volume 17 – Number 5 – September/October 2019

Article

National