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Policy Support Work with States

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PNNL's Energy Policy and Economics Team, together with PNNL's Electricity Infrastructure Group provides technical and policy support work to states, including state Public Utility Commissions around the U.S. The page features some of the projects and deliverables from that work.

Illinois - Distributed Generation Rebate

Three white papers were developed for the Illinois Commerce Commission on issues associated with a distributed generation rebate required under the Future Energy Jobs Act, which was passed by the Illinois State Legislature in 2016. An ICC website with a summary of all whitepapers, presentations and stakeholder comments is here.

Three white papers PNNL developed:

New Mexico - Utility Rates and Standby and Ancillary Services

PNNL provided support to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NM PRC) on issues associated with distributed generation and fixed cost recovery relative to a New Mexico statute (62-13-13.2) that allows investor-owned utilities to recover costs of "standby and ancillary services", or "services that are essential to maintain electric system reliability", resulting from interconnecting distributed generation customers. A PNNL report titled "Cost Recovery for Standby and Ancillary Services for Distributed Generation" was developed for the NM PRC.

Oregon - State Activities in Distribution System Planning

PNNL worked together with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to provide support to the Oregon Public Utility Commission on distribution system planning. A report was developed that summarizes state activities in distribution system planning around the country, categorized by topic.

A webinar was also provided on the report. Presentation materials and a recording of the webinar are available here.

Hawaii - Distribution System Market Considerations with Distributed Energy Resources

PNNL developed a memo for the Hawaii Public Utility Commission (HPUC) in support of their Market Track of a distributed energy resources (DER) proceeding 2014-0192. The memo, Market Track Considerations, recommends approaches and processes, and provides examples, to guide the HPUC as they move beyond customer grid supply and customer self-supply tariff options into the market track of their DER proceeding.

Other relevant PNNL reports

Contact

Juliet Homer
juliet.homer@pnnl.gov
509-375-2698

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