New York ISO this week launched the nation’s first program to integrate aggregations of distributed energy resources into wholesale markets

new market rules require participating DER to be at least 10 kWac in size

10-kW minimum size was a controversial issue and will significantly limit the number of resources that can participate

FERC Chairman Willie Phillips and Commissioner Allison Clements acknowledged “valid concerns about the potential limiting effect” of the threshold, but said the “lack of such a requirement would substantially delay rollout of the participation model.”

e 10 kW threshold “balances the need for efficient administration” of wholesale markets alongside the “value that small facilities can reliably provide the bulk power system.”



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