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Now That FERC Is Back In Action, Will It Keep Pace With States on Energy Storage?

By on November 19, 2017 in Administrative Law, Energy, Government, Oil & Gas

While the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission continues its investigation of the notice of proposed rulemaking on deployment of energy storage, state mandates and incentives will likely unfold ahead of federal rules moving toward a more organized market for energy storage, according to a post by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

Levi McAllister and Brooke E. McGlinn write:

State action is robust, and state regulatory authorities are routinely emerging as thought leaders in energy storage initiatives. As a result of these initiatives, storage developments continue and electric utilities pursue storage resource procurements. Such procurements raise a host of issues and considerations with which electric utilities must grapple, and those issues could be addressed (in part, at least) through federal action that is uniformly applicable. Nevertheless, FERC action in energy storage remains largely absent.

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