FERC Opens Wholesale Markets to Distributed Resources: Landmark Action Breaks Down Barriers to Emerging Technologies, Boosts Market Competition The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today approved a historic final rule, Order 2222, enabling distributed energy resource (DER) aggregators to compete in all regional organized wholesale electric markets. This bold action empowers new technologies to come […]
Utility Classroom was founded in Oregon, supposedly the most “un-churched” state in the US. But even here in Oregon it’s apparent that the two days a year when many people go to church are on Christmas and Easter Sunday. Those are the days of the year when the church has to plan for a large […]
Ken Nichols took this May 10.
Webinar Recording: EQL May 5 Webinar – PNW DER Business Opportunities Slides: 2016 5 5 webinar share Agenda for May 5, 2pm webinar on DER Business Opportunities in Pacific Northwest. EQL May 5 Webinar – PNW DER Business Opportunities
My favorite testimony in Oregon Senate hearing on SB 1547, 50% renewables, was Roy Hemmingway. hemmingway testimony 4036
2015 ICF DER Location paper
EQL Nichols NCSL 2015 8 2 v1 Topics involved rate changes to accommodate distributed energy resources, use of demand charge, value of solar, and everyone loves EVs. EVs are “energy” efficient, lowers customer transportation costs, improves utility revenue, should lower rates, and if managed properly should not add much to utility infrastructure and integration […]
Mr. Nichols discussed the technical and regulatory steps to focusing DSM on capacity and flexible capacity for the Pacific Northwest. PNWER representatives focused on Net Energy Metering, Value of Solar, Demand Response, and asked questions about storage. 2015 EQL Nichols PNWER Summit
“The EQL Energy team delivered a study on end use load management for our 50MVA campus. Their methodology and technical expertise gave us a high level of confidence in the study’s analysis and recommendations.” Orion Henderson, Director, Sustainability and Utility Operations, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Ken Nichols presented the opportunity and capabilities of demand response and distributed energy resources in the Pacific Northwest. His presentation summarized a project to defer transmission & distribution investments and integrate renewable energy resources.