Workshop on Advanced Demand Flexibility Management and DER Compensation
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Energy Division will host a workshop on July 21, 2022, (see details below; registration may be required by WebEx) to present and discuss its white paper “Advanced Strategies for Demand Flexibility Management and Customer DER Compensation,”. The paper (released on June 22; see link to download the paper) describes a staff proposal to enable widespread adoption of demand flexibility solutions and fair compensation for DER (distributed energy resources) services. There will be an opportunities for stakeholders to ask questions re the proposal details and provide feedback. Information will also be provided on how stakeholders can continue to engage with the ideas raised in the white paper.
Please note that judges, commissioners and/or their advisors may be present in the workshop.
Please register for the workshop here: https://cpuc.webex.com/cpuc/j.php?RGID=re68dfd65164078577149fce52856fce7
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Energy Division released its white paper “Advanced Strategies for Demand Flexibility Management and Customer DER Compensation” on June 22nd. It describes a staff proposal to enable widespread adoption of demand flexibility solutions and fair compensation for DER (distributed energy resources) value. The initial concepts for this proposal were previewed by staff at a workshop hosted on May 25, 2021.
The white paper addresses increasing challenges faced by California’s electricity grid as the state pursues 100% renewable resources, electrification of the building and transportation sectors, and deployment of behind-the-meter distributed energy resources (DERs). At the same time, the paper discusses the issues associated with scaling current strategies for demand response (supply-side or load-modifying) and advanced rate design to levels necessary to address the above challenges. The paper proceeds to describe a fresh approach to scaling demand flexibility in the form of a six-point policy roadmap that encompasses:
- Statewide standardized price presentation to customer, devices, and third-party service providers,
- Comprehensive retail rate reforms linked to real time grid conditions and economics, and,
- Customer options to manage and plan their energy usage.
Purpose of the meeting:
This workshop will provide an opportunity to continue the discussion from the May 25th workshop and allow Energy Division to answer questions on the white paper now that it has been released. Energy Division will provide a presentation on the white paper and conduct a guided discussion on selected topics from the proposal. Information will also be provided on how stakeholders can continue to be engaged with the project going forward.
9:30-9:40 : Opening, Logistics, and Safety
10:00-12:00: Presentation by Energy Division Staff on “Advanced Strategies for Demand Flexibility Management and Customer DER Compensation” whitepaper/proposal
2:10-3:40: Comments and Discussion
3:40-4:00: Closing remarks
For questions on the workshop, please contact Whitney Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please direct questions about the paper to Achintya Madduri (Retail Rates section) at email@example.com and Jean Lamming (Demand Response section) at firstname.lastname@example.org.