FERC Order 2222 guided stakeholders, including renewable project developers, to aggregate distributed energy resources (DER) such as PV solar with energy storage. President Biden’s FERC Chairman Commissioner Glick wasted no time closing the loophole in the earlier demand response order from FERC in this new order 2222-A. States with demand response programs no longer have the ability to opt-out similar to DERA order 2222.
FERC also clarified DER interconnections in the new 2222-A order, including clarifying that they have exclusive jurisdiction and providing the ability for small utilities to opt-in. With this direction, regional transmission organizations can march towards compliance plans due in most cases around July 2021.